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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated last night, 27 September at the Chinese Embassy, and attended by HRH Princess Pilolevu, government officials, diplomats, and Chinese nationals. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 28 September 2018

London, United Kingdom
A procession highlighting the role of Tupaia, a Tahitian navigator and priest in James Cook’s successful exchanges with Maori people in New Zealand, will be held as part of an exhibition marking Cook’s voyage from Plymouth, UK to Australia 250 years ago.
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Thursday 27 September 2018

New York, USA
King Tupou VI told the United Nations yesterday that Tonga strongly believes it can achieve 50 percent renewable energy by its 2020 target. In his speech addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the King also warned that climate change continues to pose significant security threats to island states.
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Thursday 27 September 2018

New York, USA
On the sidelines of the One Planet Summit in New York, Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and COP23 President, set the bar as the first countries to show the world concrete steps on the path of raising the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). And they called on the global community to follow their lead.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
Ms Cheri Robinson Moors, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Samoa, has been appointed as the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) Country Director for Tonga and Samoa, starting last month.
Monday 24 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
A Fiji Dalo Quality manual to help taro growers, buyers and exporters improve the quality of taro being produced and traded for the local and export markets was launched on September 19.
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Friday 21 September 2018

Hong Kong
Seven Pacific Islands small to medium-sized fishing companies have boosted their businesses after attending Seafood Expo Asia, where they met buyers and won orders, under a new area of support from the Forum Fisheries Agency. Two buyers have placed orders, which surpassed the annual volume of the supplier.
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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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