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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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Tuesday 20 March 2007
Apia, Samoa
A three-year $4.5 million regional project funded by Italy started in 2004 in 14 Pacific Island countries (PICs) to enhance food production and security focusing on supply-related activities as well as strengthening agricultural trade and policy.
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Friday 16 March 2007
Port Vila, Vanuatu
"The Pacific has made valuable progress in the last few years in addressing HIV and AIDS, but more action-orientated initiatives are needed," said Dr Dennie Iniakwala, Section Head of the HIV and STI Section at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), speaking on the last day of the biennial Pacific Ministers of Health Meeting.
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Friday 16 March 2007
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Representatives of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have travelled from Geneva to attend this year's Pacific Health Ministers' meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 12-15 March 2007.
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Monday 12 March 2007
London, UK
The strengthening of democracy and the promoting of development among Commonwealth Member Nations continue to be challenges for the Commonwealth, said Mr Don McKinnon, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth in a speech to mark the Commonwealth Day today, March 12.
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Friday 2 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opportunity for thousands of Tongans to find seasonal employment in New Zealand for seven months annually could become a reality as early as May, according to Sione Maumau, the acting secretary of Tonga's Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries today.
Friday 16 February 2007
Wellington, New Zealand
With the Solomon Islands claiming Australia is a meddling regional bully, defence ties with Fiji cut following the fourth military coup in 19 years and the state of emergency poised to be extended in Tonga, John Howard has his hands full in the Pacific, The Age reports.
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Wednesday 24 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government is still determined to host the 2007 Pacific Islands Forum Meeting later this year, despite the November 16 destruction of the Nuku'alofa central business district, during riots which also damaged the new $3 million conference hall built for the meeting.
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Monday 22 January 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
It is important for for New Zealand politically and economically to be involved in the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, the Chairman of the New Zealand Pacific Business Council, Gilbert Ullrich, told representatives from 12 New Zealand companies in a meeting today in Auckland.
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Friday 22 December 2006
Suva, Fiji
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is to take up the position of interim chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, following the military takeover of Fiji...’s democratically elected government of Laisenia Qarase.
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Monday 18 December 2006
Suva, Fiji
The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Greg Urwin, said that the position of the Prime Minister of Fiji Qarase as the Chairman of the Pacific Forum is under consideration. Speaking in Suva on December 15, the Secretary General also expressed his deep regret on the over-throwing of Prime Minister Qarase's democratically elected government of Fiji by Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, the Commander of the Royal Fijian Military Force.
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