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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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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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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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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
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ms. Christine Bogle, the incoming New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, will arrive in Tonga on Monday, January 14 to take up her new position.
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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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Monday 7 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nukuleka, a small fishing village on the northern shores of eastern Tongatapu, at the entrance to the Fanga'uta Lagoon, has been identified by a Canadian archaeologist, Professor David V. Burley, as the cradle of Polynesia.
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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
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.
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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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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