News - Samoa

01

Nov '18

1 Nov 2018

Samoa

Second shipment of Samoan bananas leaves for NZ

A second shipment of bananas has left Samoa for New Zealand, after the first export shipment in half-a-century sold out quickly.   Samoa's agriculture minister, Lopao'o Natanielu Mu'a said...

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26

Oct '18

26 Oct 2018

Samoa

Over 2000 Samoans working in NZ under three separate schemes

Over 2000 Samoans are now working in New Zealand under three separate employment initiatives. The Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme is by far the largest with 1,800 Samoans working in...

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22

Oct '18

22 Oct 2018

Samoa

Sea level monitoring station opens in Tonga Samoa gets extra 100 meat processing jobs under RSE scheme

Samoa has been given one hundred more jobs this year under the seasonal scheme in New Zealand for meat processing.   This is in addition to the 150 jobs for Samoans every year since the...

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26

Sep '18

26 Sep 2018

Samoa

Health outreaches underway in Samoa

Funding from the United Nations Population Fund is helping 16 districts in Samoa plan and receive medical treatment based on their particular community needs. Reproductive health, gender based...

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21

Sep '18

21 Sep 2018

Samoa

World Bank to enhance climate resilience of Samoa’s road network

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.75 million grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network, and facilitate a rapid response in the event of...

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06

Sep '18

6 Sep 2018

Samoa

Samoans now eligible for Australia's Pacific Labour Scheme

Samoan workers are now eligible to apply to work in Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme which enables access to low and semi-skilled temporary work opportunities in Australia. The Pacific...

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30

Jul '18

30 Jul 2018

Samoa

Samoa and New Zealand celebrate 56 years of 'friendship'

Samoa and New Zealand commemorated 56 years of their Treaty of Friendship over the weekend. The treaty was signed in August 1962 after the Pacific nation became independent. In his address...

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24

Jul '18

24 Jul 2018

Samoa

Samoa installs battery energy storage, in a Pacific first.

Samoa has installed a battery energy storage system, a first of its kind in the Pacific islands. The $US8.8 million project at the Fiaga Power Station is capable of storing six megawatts of...

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23

Jul '18

23 Jul 2018

Samoa

Academic calls for review of Samoan Quota ballot

New Zealand Immigration should review the Samoan Quota ballot because of record numbers of people applying, an academic says. The ballot is open to Samoan nationals aged between 18 and 45. 1100...

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10

Jul '18

10 Jul 2018

Samoa

NZ Immigration publishes Samoa quota ballot results

New Zealand Immigration has today published results of its Samoan quota ballot, following a record number of registrations. Those whose numbers have been picked are now eligible to go through...

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09

Jul '18

9 Jul 2018

Samoa

Multi-million dollar flood protection project for Samoa

Samoa's government has begun work on a multi-million dollar project it hopes will protect 18 vulnerable communities from flooding. The aim of the Vaisigano Catchment Project is to reduce...

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03

Jul '18

3 Jul 2018

Samoa

Samoa gets help from EU and Australia to fight cybercrime

Samoa's Prime Minister says cybercrime is not just a crime of the future but is something that needs to be addressed now. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai has welcomed representatives of the...

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