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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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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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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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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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Tuesday 3 April 2007
Honiara, Solomon Islands
A New Zealander and father of eight has been killed in the Solomon Islands tsunami as he tried to save his aging parents.
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Tuesday 3 April 2007
Honiara, Solomon Islands
The number of confirmed deaths reported from the three islands of the central region of Western province in Solomon Islands now stands at 22 with the number expected to increase.
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Monday 2 April 2007
Honiara, Solomon Islands
National broadcaster, SIBC reported that an elderly person and a 12 year girl have been confirmed dead.
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Wednesday 28 March 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
Manukau City Councillor, Su'a William Sio appealed to parents, church and community leaders to look at ways that will help our communities stop using pokie machines and other forms of gambling.
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Tuesday 27 March 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Pacific economies grew by 3.1 percent in 2006, picking up from 2.5% growth in 2005, says the 2007 edition of ADB's flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO).
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Saturday 24 March 2007
Suve, Fiji
Pacific Regional Economic Integration Programme (PACREIP) received a boost of over F$4m (...€2 million) from the European Union (EU) yesterday.
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Friday 23 March 2007
Apia, Samoa
Vaccinating poultry is an important tool in the worldwide battle against the H5N1 virus combined with several other control instruments, according to an international scientific conference that ended in Verona today.
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