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Wednesday 16 January 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand ranks sixth in the world for economic freedom in a new international survey.
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Wednesday 16 January 2008
Australia
Conservation group Sea Shepherd says two of its crew members are being held against their will on a Japanese whaling ship after delivering a letter to the captain.
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Monday 14 January 2008
Paris, France
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announces the signing of a turnkey contract with French Polynesian operator Office des Postes and Telecommunications (OPT). According to this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will roll out a new, high-speed submarine cable network linking Tahiti in French Polynesia to Hawaii in the U.S, as well as providing domestic connectivity.
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Monday 14 January 2008
Washington DC, USA
The World Bank and Conservation International (CI) today (11/01/08) signed an agreement for $20 million in new funds, provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to protect some of the world...’s most unique and threatened areas, including island ecosystems and temperate forests.
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Monday 14 January 2008
Nadi, Fiji
Climate change is a major international discussion issue today: it is already affecting our lives and in the future it will drastically affect how we live and survive. Here in the Pacific, the effects of climate change are already being felt in our countries and territories by way of sea-level rise and salt-water inundation, extreme coastal erosion and frequent damaging cyclones.
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Saturday 12 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Sir Edmund Hillary at 9.00am on Friday 11 January 2008, in Auckland.
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Friday 11 January 2008
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
People living in the Cook Islands will now be able to access simple testing and treatment for chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that, if left untreated, can lead to increased risk of infertility or early miscarriage.
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Thursday 10 January 2008
London, UK
New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark praised the Secretary-General's stewardship of the Commonwealth, saying that his eight years at the helm has capped his many years of distinction in public life in New Zealand. This includes seven years as Deputy Prime Minister, nine as Foreign Minister and 21 years as a Member of Parliament.
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Thursday 3 January 2008
Paris, France
In 2007 a total of 86 journalists and 20 media assistants were killed, 887 arrested, 1,511 physically attacked or threatened, 67 journalists kidnapped and 528 media outlets censored.
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Thursday 22 November 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank ADB and the governments of Japan and Australia are providing $88 million in financing to support the development of Samoa's power sector.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Suva, Fiji
Transparency International Fiji is calling the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Ltd to make public its recruitment process in the appointment of the new FBCL CEO, Mr. Riyaz Saiyad Khaiyum.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Rome, Italy
By 2030 an additional 37 million tonnes of fish per year will be needed to maintain current levels of fish consumption for an expanded world population. Because traditional capture fisheries have reached their maximum production levels, fish farming represents the only way to fill the gap. But it will only do so if it is promoted and managed in a responsible fashion.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Denver, USA
A new USGS Circular illustrates the importance of water budgets as an essential tool in addressing concerns about water availability in the 21st Century.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Sydney, Australia
The Japanese Whaling fleet left the port of Shimonoseki in Japan on Sunday the 18 November for the Antarctic to kill over 1000 whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary under the guise of 'scientific' whaling.
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Sunday 18 November 2007

Apia, Samoa
Visitors to American Samoa for the 2008 Pacific Festival of Arts should not expect to be able to hire or use four-wheel drives or pick-up trucks. with the American Samoa Government putting a tight leash on the importation of vehicles that emit ozone-depleting substances that contribute to global warming and climate change.
Sunday 18 November 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
Road crashes kill 1.2 million people every year and injure or disable as many as 50 million more. They are the leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24 years. The World Day of Remembrance - the third Sunday of November each year - draws attention to the devastating consequences of these deaths and the need for action.
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Thursday 15 November 2007
Apia, Samoa
Tonga will host the 6th Pacific Community Conference, to be held in 2009, with the hope of drawing attention to the needs of the island kingdom.
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Thursday 15 November 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Kingdom of Tonga have entered into a five-year Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) that focuses on poverty reduction anchored on infrastructure development, prudent economic and fiscal management, and private sector development.
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Wednesday 14 November 2007
Apia, Samoa
One highlight event of the 5th Pacific Community Conference ...– also being referred to as the 60th Anniversary Conference ...– is the launch of a commemorative book marking 60 years of service to Pacific Island peoples by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Tuesday 13 November 2007
Honiara, Solomon Islands
RAMSI Assistant Special Coordinator, Mataiasi Lomaloma has held talks with chiefs, leaders and the community in Manakwai Village, North Malaita, after Tongan soldiers were alleged to have assaulted youths from Manakwai.
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