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Friday 1 April 2016
A two-year study on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific Ocean has valued the loss at over US$600 million per year resulting in Pacific Island nations stepping up plans to deter and eventually stop illegal fishing activities.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
A new Pacific research institute, aimed at supporting sustainable development in the Pacific region, was launched by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, on 22 March 2016 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Friday 25 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dramatic Good Friday procession gathered a crowd in Nuku'alofa today as members of the Catholic Church marched along Hala Vuna from Hala Alamea to the St Mary’s Cathedral, Ma’ufanga. The event was dramatized: a white robed carrier of the cross wearing a crown of thorns was whipped, kicked and punched by companions dressed as Roman soldiers.
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Friday 18 March 2016

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea took place in Zurich on Thursday, 17 March, with the 16 participating nations placed into four groups ahead of the tournament kick-off on 13 November in Port Moresby.
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Friday 18 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Legal representatives from across the Pacific gathered in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, last month for a three-day workshop on cybercrime training and and looked at how it affects criminal justice systems in the region.
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Thursday 17 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-eight skilled construction workers from three Pacific Islands, including Tonga, will be working on the Christchurch rebuild, to fill skills shortages before the end of May this year.
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Thursday 17 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day private sector consultation is being held this week on March 17-18 in Nuku'alofa, to discuss the potential implications of the Regional Pacer Plus Agreement (PACER Plus) on Tonga’s private sector, following the closing of previous consultations hosted by Tonga's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry with representatives from the private sector and the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA).
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Tuesday 15 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A rescue and tourism helicopter service offered to Tonga by Rodger McCutcheon, a New Zealand pilot, has moved to Samoa after Tonga delayed the start of the service earlier this year. Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Luesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi welcomed the new helicopter service and stated, “It is utter nonsense and ridiculous for any government to discard a service of this nature.”
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Friday 11 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan Taskforce Group is assisting disaster relief efforts at Vanua Balavu and the surrounding islands on the northern Lau Group including delivering water supplies, following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, last month.
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Thursday 10 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand’s future development assistance to Tonga will be focused on energy, law and justice, education and skills development, and economic development, as an outcome of consultations completed in Tonga today, with New Zealand’s Deputy Secretary for International Development, Jonathan Kings and the Tonga Government. New Zealand anticipates investing approximately TOP$112 million (NZD$75 million) in development assistance to Tonga over the next three years.
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Tuesday 1 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New climate resilient buildings for twelve schools that have been rebuilt and refurbished in Ha’apai after being badly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in 2014, were handed over to the Tonga government last week on 26 February.
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Monday 29 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the maritime arena, Tonga is grappling with security of its extensive coastline as well as policing of its 676,401 sq km territory. Its remote location makes it a fertile region for transnational crime, while unauthorized exploitation of its fisheries and marine wealth in its coastal waters as well as in its EEZ has direct impact on its national economy and security.
Friday 26 February 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
The impending effect of climate change in the Pacific has initiated a partnership between the Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on 18 February 2016.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Suva, Fiji
The ‘Epeli Hau’ofa Dance Festival II, showcasing art, music, education, culture and heritage is planned by the University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, on 21-26 March 2016 in memory of the late Professor ‘Epeli Hau’ofa.
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Friday 19 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, Category 4, at noon today was located about 140km north-northwest of Neiafu, Vava’u. Various weather models forecast the dangerous storm moving toward Fiji over the weekend.
Tuesday 16 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A California based environmentalist group, Ethical Traveler, included Tonga in its annual list of ‘The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations’. It wasn’t all praise, however.
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Friday 12 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
Handicraft makers in Vanuatu have won a new quarantine exemption that allows people to take woven mats and tapa from Vanuatu to New Zealand for items smaller than two metres.
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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
Nation branding is critical in the 21st century and leads to investment, identity, tourism and a place in people’s minds and hearts according to Professor Ian Michael, presenting at the University of the South Pacific’s Meet-the-Leaders Forum for its Graduate School of Business students in February.
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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Zika anxiety grows among pregnant women in Tonga, some are choosing to leave the country - like a former Miss Heilala who fears that if she gets bitten by a mosquito and catches Zika during pregnancy it might harm her unborn child - and that means it's too risky for her to stay.
Tuesday 2 February 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
Pacific Island nations and territories will continue to receive help to strengthen development needs thanks to New Zealand’s largest volunteer agency, Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA), for signing a three year Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Community (SPC).
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