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Fri
22
Sep

Many Cook Islanders May Be Eligible To Vote In NZ Election

 

The New Zealand High Commission in Rarotonga says many Cook Islanders who are eligible to vote in Saturday's general election in New Zealand don't realise they're entitled to do so.

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Fri
22
Sep

Australia's Public Broadcaster Drops Pacific Language Programs

 

The Australian public broadcaster, SBS, is dropping a number of Pacific languages from its radio services.

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Fri
22
Sep

New Australia Pacific Labor Scheme Has Pastoral Care Facility

 

 An academic says the new Pacific Labour Facility will improve pastoral care for Pacific workers in Australia.

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Fri
22
Sep

Tongan Governor Says He Did No Wrong In Spending Of Development Funds

 

The Governor of Tonga's Ha'apai island group says the allocation of funds for the outer islands needs to be reviewed.

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Fri
22
Sep

Renewed Push For Cooks To Investigate Disappearance Of Venezuelan Woman

 

The Cook Islands coroner has been asked to hold an inquest into the disappearance of a Venezuelan woman in Cook Islands waters over year ago.

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Fri
22
Sep

Church Reports Sorcery Related Violence In PNG

 

The Lutheran church in Papua New Guinea says there have been at least 12 sorcery related attacks on women in Enga province this year.

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Fri
22
Sep

Chocolate And Coffee From The Pacific On Show New Zealand

 

Five Pacific countries aim to grab the attention of the New Zealand market with their coffee and chocolate products. The annual Chocolate and Coffee Show in Auckland has a specially designed Pacific-themed stand hosting Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

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Fri
22
Sep

Tuvalu Buys 5000 Tons Of Rock From Nauru For Coastal Adaptation

 

Tuvalu is buying 5000 tonnes of rocks from Nauru as part of a coastal adaptation project to protect the country's newly reclaimed Queen Elizabeth II Park.

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Wed
20
Sep

Vanuatu MPs Defect To Opposition

 

MPs Ephraim Kalsakau and Fred Tasso, of the Workers Party for Vanuatu Development, have defected to the Opposition group. The Deputy and Acting Leader of the Opposition Bloc, Fred Tasso, told the Daily Post that they left the Government because of alleged broken promises.

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Wed
20
Sep

First Group Of Australia's Offshore Detainees Bound For US

 

Fifty-four refugees detained by Australia on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have been accepted for resettlement in the United States.

Under the deal struck between Canberra and Washington last year, the US State Department announced it was in the process of notifying the first group of detainees about their pending relocation. The Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said about 25 refugees from both Nauru and Manus had been selected.

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