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Friday 18 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island News Association (PINA) conference was opened in Nuku‘alofa today with over 100 regional and international journalists and observers in attendance at the Janfull International Dateline Hotel.
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Friday 18 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The introduction of a new digital short wave service by Radio New Zealand International and the launching of new Sky Pacific channels in Tonga is a highlight of the trade exhibition of the 2005 Pacific Islands News Association Conference currently underway in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 16 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is important for island countries of the South Pacific to establish a media code of ethics as well as a complaint mechanism, so that the media can regulate itself and improve its standards, regional journalists were told today.
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Monday 14 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Melbourne 200 Queen's Baton, a symbol for the 2006 Commonwealth Games arrived in Tonga this morning to start its four-day relay throughout Tongatapu.
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Monday 14 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Journalists from 10 Pacific Islands countries are participating in a three-day workshop focusing on the balanced reporting of news about women and children, and others outside the main stream of news.
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Monday 7 November 2005
Christchurch,New Zealand
Tongans, Mafi Malanga XIII (Mr ‘Ilati Taungakava) and Maui ‘Ofamo‘’oni, were two of the six Pacific artists across a range of art forms, who were honoured at the Arts Pasifika Awards 2005, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, on November 2.
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Friday 4 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Labour mobility for Pacific Islanders, and the trans-shipment of radioactive materials through the South Pacific, are two issues that Tonga's Minsiter for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Hon. Sonatane Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou, said will keep appearing on the agenda of future Forum meetings until they have satisfactorily been dealt with.
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Monday 31 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the end of the first day of the Post Forum Dialogue on October 28, between the Pacific Island Forum countries and industrial countries from outside the region, both China and the USA had commited funding for the Pacific, while Taiwan made a funding agreement with Nauru.
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Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The President of French Polynesia, Oscar Temaru said at Madang yesterday that he was hopeful that the Pacific Leaders at this year's Forum meeting would elevate French Polynesia from an Observer Status to an Associated Member Status. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
There is no imaginary relief guest worker program in Australia for the unemployment problem of Pacific Islands countries, John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia responded to questions during the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting yesterday in Madang. by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Two Tongans were among Forum leaders and heads of regional organizations who were awarded medals by the Rt Hon. Michael Somare in Madang last night.
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Wednesday 26 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Sir Michael Somare, the new chairman of the Pacific Forum, said last night it would be a mistake and an opportunity lost if Pacific Island leaders do not approve the draft Pacific Plan put before them this week in Port Moresby.
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Tuesday 25 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Pacific Civil Society Forum Meeting yesterday evening (October 24) called on Forum Leaders to redraft the controversial Pacific Plan.
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Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
A "Regional Family" approach was the best way for Pacific Forum countries to address the many challenges that are facing the region, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon Helen Clark, told a PNG Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering this morning, October 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby. by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Killing two birds with one stone, Rt Hon Helen Clark, over breakfast this morning, October 24, briefed the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce over the Pacific Plan and then announced the first South Pacific Expo to be held in Auckland, New Zealand next year.
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Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
After the announcement by the Chairman of South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), Hon. David Basua (PNG), on October 21 that the SPTO had rejected Taiwan's application for membership after China pledged annual funding, there was a feeling among Pacific journalists that the division among Pacific Island governments over China's 'One China Policy' was going to take centre stage at the 2005 Forum Meeting scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 25 in Papua New Guinea. - Editors Comment by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The offer by China of an annual contribution of USD$100,000 to the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) during the next five years 2006-10, finalised the regional organisation's decision to reject Taiwan's application for a membership with SPTO. by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 13 October 2005
Canberra, Australia
The spread of weapons of mass destruction is one of the main threats to international and regional security, said the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer MP in Camberra on October 10 when he officially launched a new government publication entitled Weapons of Mass Destruction: Australia's Role in Fighting Proliferation.
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Friday 23 September 2005
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank will help boost aviation safety and security in the Pacific, through a loan and technical assistance package approved today totaling US$1.95 million to complete the setting up of a Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO).
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Friday 16 September 2005
Sydney, Australia
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare says he is reconsidering plans to redeploy Australian police in his country and that his government had "options" if Canberra withdraws all aid to its northern neighbour.
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