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Tuesday 17 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting will be held in Nuku'alofa on October 15-18 with all 16 leaders expecting to attend including host country Tonga.
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Wednesday 11 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty Tongan seasonal workers will leave for New Zealand on July 20, the first group of what Tonga's Minister of Labour hopes will amount to 600 to 700 workers joining the new RSE scheme this year.
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Thursday 14 June 2007
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Fiji, Michael Green, has been declared "persona non grata" by the interim government, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today.
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Wednesday 30 May 2007
Arlington-Virginia, USA
Kiribati President, The Honourable Anote Tong has been presented with an Outstanding Conservation Leadership Award by Conservation International (CI) in recognition of his global leadership in protected areas with the declaration of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) in March 2006.
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Wednesday 30 May 2007
Wellington, New Zealand
A dramatic increase in the number of sightings of unauthorized fishing vessels in the western and central Pacific Ocean in the last three months is alarming fisheries officials in the Pacific Islands region.
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Sunday 27 May 2007
London, UK
Bilateral relations between the Governments of Tonga and India were strengthened in a meeting between the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Tonga, Hon. S. Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou and the High Commissioner of the Government of India to London, His Excellency Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, at India House in London on Friday 25 May 2007. The meeting confirmed opportunities for further development cooperation between the two countries.
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Thursday 24 May 2007
Honiara, Solomon Islands
The immunities granted to RAMSI do not give personnel the authority to break the law, RAMSI Special Coordinator, Tim George told regional journalists today.
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Thursday 17 May 2007
Apia, Samoa
The seventh session of the FAO South West Pacific Ministers of Agriculture meeting will be held at the Marshall Islands Resort Hotel, in Majuro from 29 to 31 May 2007. This major biennial event is convened by FAO to review and make recommendations on key food and agricultural issues affecting the Pacific region.
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Tuesday 15 May 2007
Apia, Samoa
The Samoan High Chief Malietoa Tanumafili II (94) passed away in hospital in Apia late on Friday, May 11.
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Tuesday 15 May 2007
Marina Del Rey-California, USA
Building partnerships to better share information about the Internet with the island nations of the Pacific is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA).
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Sunday 13 May 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
The Pacific Island and Maori communities, leaders, musicians, conservationists and the whale watch industry will unite today for the 2007 National Day of Action to Protect Whales.
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Thursday 10 May 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
The Hon. Minister for Transport and Meteorological Services Mr. Paul Karalus and the Director for Meteorology, Mr. 'Ofa Fa'anunu are attending the 15TH World Meteorological Organization [WMO], Geneva, Switzerland.
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Monday 30 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The People's Republic of China has agreed to assist in financing the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, according to a Tonga government statement this afternoon.
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Sunday 29 April 2007
Nadi, Fiji
Financing for low cost housing, secure land tenure for urban residents and enforceable building codes are essential for addressing pressing urban development concerns in the Pacific.
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Saturday 28 April 2007
Beijing, China
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Tongan Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele held talks here on Thursday, pledging to strengthen cooperation in agriculture, fishing, tourism and human resources.
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Sunday 22 April 2007
Apia, Samoa
Va‘aiga Tuigamala (37), who made his name as 'Inga the Winger, was bestowed his father's chiefly title Tuigamala, at his village Sa'anapu, Upolu, Samoa in March.
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Wednesday 18 April 2007
Apia, Samoa
The Samoa Government says it will send back home a seasonal worker from the first group who left in early March to work for the Mr Apple company in New Zealand, Radio New Zealand International reported.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some 5,000 Tongan applications for the first seasonal New Zealand Work Scheme are expected before the closing deadline this Friday, April 13.
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Tuesday 10 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's athletes will most likely have to find their own way to Apia to compete in the South Pacific Games in August, while government support for Tonga's team has not been confirmed.
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Tuesday 3 April 2007
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Solomon Islands tsunami has reportedly claimed up to five lives in neighbouring Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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