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Oceania’s Humpback whale population is slowly recovering, but it will take three decades before the population will fully recover from its near extinction levels in the 1960s, according to an assessment by the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium (SPWRC).
Friday 13 June 2014
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Immigration New Zealand will announce the results of those who registered in a ballot for immigration to New Zealand, next Monday, 16 June.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
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Development partners are being asked to channel Aid for Trade resources through a regional trade and development facility that now has ten Pacific Islands as signatories.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
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Two foreign fishing boats were boarded in Tongan waters and one apprehended during a ten-day maritime surveillance operation to quell illegal fishing across the South Pacific Ocean, that ended last Friday 23 May.
Wednesday 28 May 2014
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The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr John Key will leave New Zealand on Sunday June 1 on a five-days tour of Samoa, Tonga and Niue.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
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Trade ministers from around the region will attend the Pacific Forum Trade Ministers tomorrow 28 May in Tarawa, Kiribati.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
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Pacific Leaders at a Special Retreat meeting in the Cook Islands on May 5 agreed to overhaul the Pacific Plan. Consultation meetings are currently being held throughout the region, to prepare a draft Framework for Pacific Regionalism, including a consultation meeting in Nuku’alofa last week.
Monday 26 May 2014
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The Pacific Islands Forum announced intentions by Pacific leaders to revitalize regionalism under the 2005 Pacific Plan after a recent review by Sir Mekere Maurata stated that progress had been very limited.
Wednesday 14 May 2014
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A Pacific Sexual Health and Well-being Shared Agenda is to be rolled out in the region, to help to extend the accessibility of sexual health care services to all people, including vulnerable groups.
Thursday 8 May 2014
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A new six-year partnership deal has been signed between Australia and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). Australia will pay $21.6 million (AUD) for the first three years of the partnership.
Thursday 1 May 2014
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Widespread coverage by Pacific immunisation programmes is a significant reason why deaths to children under the age of five have dramatically declined in the Pacific countries and territories. But there are still too many children who are not fully vaccinated and not only are they at risk, but they tend to be in groups who are susceptible to an outbreak, warns Dr Karen Allen, the Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in the Pacific, at the start of World Immunisation Week, today.
Thursday 24 April 2014
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When the full moon rises on the evening of Tuesday 15 April at 18:24, a lunar eclipse will be already in progress. The whole moon will be obscured by 20:07. Then for 78 minutes the moon will completely remain inside the shadow of the earth; dark and deprived of sunlight. - By Firitia
Wednesday 9 April 2014
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The University of Sydney will be hosting a five day Pacific Studies conference from 22-26 April, 2014 that will look at action and adaption to climate change, and Australia’s role in the Pacific, among other topics. Senior Curator of Sydney University’s Macleay Museum and Conference Co-Convenor Jude Philp said the conference is an important way to draw attention to the need in Australia for more knowledge about the Pacific region.
Wednesday 9 April 2014
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The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is currently holding the 2nd Joint Pacific Regional Meeting for Energy and Transport Ministers in Nadi, Fiji.
Tuesday 1 April 2014
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Fiji is a lap ahead of Tonga when it comes to export initiative. A Fijian business was able to successfully secure an export of 13 tonnes of frozen vegetables, fruits, root crops and fish for the United States last week.
Friday 28 March 2014
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Sanitation coverage in the Pacific has shown only limited improvement since 1990 and open defecation is still widely practiced in Kiribati (37%) and the Solomon Islands (18%). Almost every day a Solomon Islander dies from a water, sanitation and hygiene related illness. By Dr. Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative
Tuesday 25 March 2014
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The Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is urging Pacific Island countries to produce more locally grown non-processed foods instead of relying on unhealthy imported processed foods.
Saturday 22 March 2014
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New Zealand immigration is encouraging Tongan citizens who wish to immigrate to New Zealand, to register in a ballet next month so that they will be considered for a grant of residence.
Thursday 20 March 2014
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A ten year partnership agreement has been signed between the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Government.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
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The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group CMAG has downgraded Fiji’s full suspension from the Commonwealth on 14 March. Fiji is now suspended only from the councils of the Commonwealth. Fiji will be eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in July.
Monday 17 March 2014
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