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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
Deputy Police Commissioner Community Policing Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai met New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, under her Prime Minister's Fellowship, from September 10-14.
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Tuesday 11 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
Students in most Pacific Island Countries and Territories face violence in and around the classroom at a much higher rate than the global average, said UNICEF after releasing a new report ‘An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools’, as part of a global campaign on 6 September.
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Tuesday 11 September 2018

Canberra, Australia
In the context of an emerging Indo-Pacific solidarity - how does the Pacific maintain and strengthen its own strategic autonomy? How do we ensure our regional priorities are neither undermined through the breaking of our Pacific solidarity, nor appropriated by the narratives of others not of our region? These are key questions for the Forum Family, says Dame Meg Taylor in her keynote address to the 2018 State of the Pacific Conference, at the Australia National University in Canberra, on Monday, 8 September 2018.
Friday 7 September 2018

Nauru
Partnerships and cooperation are vital for building a strong and secure Blue Pacific continent, said President of Nauru and Forum Chair President Baron Divavesi Waqa, at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru on 4 September.
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Friday 7 September 2018

Sydney, Australia
Skilled employees from Pacific Island countries could fill a looming severe shortage of aged care workers in Australia and New Zealand, says a new World Bank report released yesterday, 6 September.
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Thursday 6 September 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
To ensure sustainable high-seas fishing in the Pacific region, the New Zealand Defence Force recently inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels as part of a joint maritime patrol operation with Australia, France, and the United States.
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Tuesday 4 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and China’s relationship appears to be on a high, according to speakers at a 'Welcome-back Reception' for 64 delegates from the Ministries of Education and Tonga Assets Management Association Ltd, who recently attended seminars in China with their Chinese counterparts.
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Monday 3 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has appointed South Australia senator Anne Ruston as Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific. She replaces the outspoken Concetta Fierravanti-Wells who resigned on 21 August following a leadership spilt in Australia’s ruling Liberal Party.
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Friday 31 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is leading Tonga’s delegation to the 49th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting held in Nauru from September 3-6.
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Wednesday 29 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The President and Convenor of a Pacific China Friendship Association visited Tonga on August 27, ahead of its second conference in Hainan in November this year.
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Monday 13 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen job offers have been confirmed for Tongan construction workers to work temporarily in New Zealand.
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Friday 10 August 2018

Apia, Samoa
A draft regional security declaration to reflect the region’s collective security arrangements is being discussed by Pacific Island Forum Foreign Ministers on August 10, in Samoa.
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Friday 10 August 2018

Honiara, Solomon Islands
No illegal fishing activities in the Pacific Islands region were discovered during a massive ten day operation called Operation Island Chief 2018 (OPIC18) covering more than 16.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean and involving hundreds of personnel from the ten Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member nations.
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Tuesday 17 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two-time Tongan Olympian Pita Taufatofua has become the first UNICEF Pacific Ambassador, officiated in a ceremony at Tonga Side School, his old primary school in Nuku'alofa today.
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Tuesday 10 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan lawyer, Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, is the new Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency starting in November this year.
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Monday 9 July 2018

Apia, Samoa
Pacific Island nations are moving towards banning single use plastic with Vanuatu taking the lead with its ban on plastic straws, single use plastic shopping bags, and polystyrene takeaway boxes, being sold or distributed, already in effect from 1 July 2018.
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Friday 29 June 2018

London, United Kingdom
HE Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakano has been appointed as Tonga’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan donated a Toyota Hiace Van to Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning yesterday Wednesday 27 June.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Following a search by Customs in Savusavu of a New Zealand based yacht, the Captain and two crew-members are now in Police Custody, Fiji Revenue and Customs reported today. Local border agencies and Customs are working with partners in New Zealand and Australia to expose and prosecute smuggling attempts.
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Monday 25 June 2018

Oamaru, New Zealand
A Tongan family of 10 became citizens of New Zealand during a ceremony held in Oamaru, New Zealand held last week.
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