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Monday 20 December 2004
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand and Australia have agreed to share information about travellers to their countries in order to strengthen the security of international air travel and improve advance passenger screening.
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Wednesday 15 December 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australians are being warned this Christmas not to travel to Indonesia unless it is essential, because of a continuing threat of terrorist attacks.
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Monday 13 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
he newly appointed New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Michael McBryde arrives in Tonga tomorrow to take up his office on December 15.
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Wednesday 24 November 2004
Suva, Fiji
The PINA executive members were pictured following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on November 19 at the Forum Secretariat Office Suva, merging the Pacific Islands News Association PINA and the Pacific Islands Broadcasting Association PIBA. The new organisation will be called PINA.
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Saturday 20 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Free trading between the USA and Australia will come into force on 1 January 2005.
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Wednesday 17 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australia has lodged a submission with the United Nations to confirm the extent of its maritime jurisdiction over vast areas of continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical mile limit. Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, a coastal state is entitled to areas of shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from its coastline where the shelf is part of the submerged landmass.
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Tuesday 9 November 2004
Sydney, Australia
The Ministerial meeting recognised that a strong nuclear safeguards and security framework was essential to realising the benefits of peaceful use of nuclear energy. It noted that effective nuclear safeguards and security measures were vital not only for countries with nuclear power programs or research reactors, but also for those where radioactive materials are used for medical, industrial and scientific purposes.
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Monday 8 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australia is hosting the Asia-Pacific Nuclear Safeguards and Security conference in Sydney on November 8-9.
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Friday 5 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thanks to outstanding support from our internet readers who cast their votes online, Miss Tonga, Telesia Kaitapu, has won the Miss Internet title during the Miss South Pacific Pageant in American Samoa on October 29.
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Wednesday 3 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat will have a FJ$27 million Budget for 2005.
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Thursday 28 October 2004
Auckland, New Zealand
Media lawyers from four countries united in Auckland on October 26 to defend the public's right to know the foibles of those who seek to rule and entertain.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Suva, Fiji
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat today refuted allegations that it was embroiled in a "turf war" with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) over implementation of a EUR11.4 million energy project in five Pacific ACP countries.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
A newly formed tuna industry association says that tuna stocks in the Pacific are coming under too much pressure from poorly regulated foreign fishing fleets. It wants Pacific Island governments to be stricter about the number of licenses that are issued to fishing vessels.
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Friday 17 September 2004
Suva, Fiji
Tuna fishing operators have formed a new regional body to provide a stronger voice on tuna issues in the region. The move follows a meeting at the Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, this week between tuna operators from the private sector.
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Friday 17 September 2004
Suva, Fiji
Investment policy and business opportunities in the region will be the topic for discussion when heads of Investment Promotion Agencies from the Forum Islands countries (FICs) will meet on September 20-21 in Nadi, Fiji.
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Monday 30 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 33rd Annual Conference of the South Pacific Chiefs of Police was officially opened this morning by Tonga's new Minister of Internal Affairs, responsible for the Department of Police and Prisons, Hon. James Cecil Cocker.
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Monday 16 August 2004
Washington D.C., U.S.A
The following is a fact sheet from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Non-proliferation on the Australia Group, which was created in 1984 to combat the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons.
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Friday 13 August 2004
Canberra, Australia
HIV/AIDS is a global emergency. Around the world 20 million people, almost three times the population of the Pacific, have died already. A further 38 million are now living with the disease.
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Monday 9 August 2004
Canberra, Australia
The Tongan Defence Service is to help Australia provide housing facilities to Australian Aborigines.
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Wednesday 4 August 2004
Honiara, Solomon Islands
The Tongan Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, HRH Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata was interviewed by Linny Folau in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on 24 July 2004, while he was attending the first anniversary of RAMSI, the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomons. Linny, a staffer for the Matangi Tonga Online, was part of a Pacific group media visit to the Solomons and Australia, under an Australian Government program.
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