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Archive for March, 2018

New initiative to boost economic growth in Kiribati

Press Release – UNDP

Tarawa, Kiribati The Government of Kiribati through its Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on an initiative that will seek to foster income generation for … Read more »

Leadership and opportunities for sport and recreation

Press Release – Sport Wellington

This morning, the first Leadership Framework orientation was piloted at NZ Rugby House in Wellington with a group of CEOs, General Managers and board members from the sport and recreation sector. Read more »

Op-Ed: Papua New Guinea and APEC’s Digital Development

Press Release – APEC

During the first APEC meetings in 2018 in Port Moresby, officials from around the Asia-Pacific expressed their sympathies for the victims of Papua New Guineas central highlands earthquake and desire for a rapid recovery. Read more »

NIWA Outlook: April – June 2018

Press Release – NIWA

Weak La Nia conditions continued in the tropical Pacific during March 2018, but trends in low-level winds and in sub-surface ocean temperatures during the month indicate that the event is coming to an end. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) … Read more »

Fiji Airways Group Announces Record F$95.8M Profit for 2017

Press Release – Fiji Airways

28 March 2018: The Fiji Airways Group has announced its highest ever profit before tax of F$95.8 million for the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2017, a 13.4% increase over the previous financial year. The Group (legally known as Air Pacific Limited) … Read more »

Finalists for 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

Press Release – Pacific Music Awards

Newcomers and past winners announced as finalists for 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards Tonight, the finalists for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Read more »

Pacific excellence recognised at PM’s Pacific Youth Awards

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific excellence recognised at Prime Ministers Pacific Youth Awards Excellence and achievement in commerce, the arts, sports, community and leadership among Pacific youth is being celebrated tonight at the prestigious 2018 Prime Ministers Pacific … Read more »

Woman pleads guilty to unlawful immigration advice charges

Press Release – Immigration Advisers Authority

An Auckland woman has pleaded guilty to three charges laid by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) of unlawfully asking for a fee for immigration advice, and taking payment, from four of her family members and friends in the Tongan community. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – March 28

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Housing and Urban Development 1. PAUL EAGLE (LabourRongotai) to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development : What steps is the Government taking to make renting more affordable for Kiwi families? Hon PHIL TWYFORD (Minister of … Read more »

“Floating Budget Analysis” to boost Parliaments’ capacity

Press Release – UNDP

Honiara, Solomon Islands Lessons from the budget analysis model applied by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji has been replicated in the National Parliament of the Solomon Islands. The support during the 2018 budget process was facilitated … Read more »

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