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Wednesday 9 April 2008
Seoul, South Korea
South Korea has secured exclusive seabed mineral exploration rights in the deposit-rich waters off the South Pacific island of Tonga, an opportunity that could help offset the shortage of supply on the domestic market, the government said Wednesday. By Jane Han
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Friday 4 April 2008
Manila, Philippines
While the Pacific region is expected to see some economic progress this year - mainly due to increases in commodity prices, tourism and investor-friendly policies - weak governance will continue to hinder the region's ability to make significant gains, according to the 2008 edition of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO).
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Thursday 27 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is investigating the cost of setting up two new Tonga Consular offices in Canberra and Wellington for possible inclusion in the new budget for 2008-09.
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Tuesday 25 March 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
Until recently, especially during the Cold War, New Zealand and Australia saw the Pacific pretty much as an area of their own particular interest. Things have changed. Has New Zealand's policy changed in response? Does it need to? By Gerald McGhie
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's self-appointed prime minister Frank Bainimarama has tightened his grip on information in his country, deciding he alone should be the army's media spokesman.
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
The findings in a report on the media would not be accepted because it lacked credibility, the Fiji Media Council told Pacnews yesterday.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
This year's theme for International Women's Day on 8 March, Investing in Women and Girls, provides an opportunity to review the situation in the Pacific region regarding financing for gender equality.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Waitakere, New Zealand
Tongan Exhibitors and visitors to the Pacific Trade Expo 2008 held at the Waitakere Trust Stadium in Waitakere, Auckland, March 5-6, 2008.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Apia, Samoa
Today funds will be handed over to Samoa's two largest marine protected areas (MPAs) on behalf of the Coral Reef Initiatives in the Pacific (CRISP) program, at a ceremony to be held at the Safata MPA District Centre.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Pacific Business Council (NZPBC) will hold its two yearly Expo, bringing together more than 110 Exhibitors from 14 Pacific nations, representing a diverse range of industries and services. The 2008 Pacific Trade Expo, being held on 5 and 6 March at the Waitakere Trusts Stadium, Auckland, will be officially opened by Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark on Wednesday, 5 March at 9.00 am.
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Thursday 28 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A few of Tonga's seasonal workers in New Zealand had been sent home because of attitude and behaviour problems, Tonga's Minister of Labour, Commerce and Small Industries, Hon. Lisiate 'Akolo said today.
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Tuesday 12 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's continued support of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, is very much appreciated by the administration in Washington, the U.S. Ambassador to Tonga, Larry M. Dinger said in Nuku'alofa last week. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 11 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
People put their trust in those they have elected into government to manage their money and to provide public services, and therefore government must have integrity, transparency and accountability, said Madam Huguette Labelle, the Transparency International global chairperson, at the University of the South Pacific campus, Suva, on February 4. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 8 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The establishment of the post of Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs by Australia's new Labour government is to honour a commitment that was made by the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd during the General Election late last year.
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Monday 4 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
A bomb scare forced the evacuation of the Holiday Inn, on Suva's Victoria Parade today for over two hours, during the first visit to the South Pacific by the head of Transparency International, Ms Huguette Labelle.
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Monday 4 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans who lost their Tongan citizenship because they became citizens of other countries can now apply for readmission of their citizenship, and the stateless children of some Tongan mothers abroad will now have the opportunity to register as Tongan nationals.
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Monday 4 February 2008
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new Australian Government will make a decision this year on whether they can move toward introducing a new Labour Mobility Scheme to the Pacific.
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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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