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Former diplomat says Fiji's stance on PIF could mellow
By Online Editor
10:37 pm GMT+12, 29/10/2014, New Zealand
“It's a legacy of the ill-will which has developed over the years and which [Frank] Bainimarama has expressed quite strongly towards Australia and New Zealand. I wouldn't read too much into it actually. I mean, I don't necessarily think it is the last word on the subject.”Read more

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PM Bainimarama says education key to improving lives of Fijians
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MIDA wants a trained and strong media
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Bishop puts no time on PNG starting refugee resettlement
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U.S. to lift sanctions on Fiji
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United Democratic Party oppose plan to rearm Solomon Islands Police
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American Samoa can't afford to become US state
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Juffa is still Oro governor, says Dion
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New Zealand confirms two 2016 flag referendum to pit current national symbol against new designs
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UN report on PNG development to set out local solutions
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Japan's Crown Princess back in public eye after 10 years
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Fiji promises to ratify human rights treaties, addressing brutality concerns
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Fiji recommits to gender-equality policies
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International tribunal rejects state’s Ok Tedi bid
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Fiji looks to NZ for salary decree alternative
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Fiji and the UK progress bilateral talks
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Vanuatu to send delegation to Turkey
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PNG PM misconduct allegation back with prosecutor
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Firebird again appeals Nauru case
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Samoan govt plans for SIDS assets
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Samoan PM rejects exodus threat
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NZ, Fiji look to resume diplomatic relations
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Elections first step towards democracy, say Fiji MPs
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PNG PM wants more business and jobs within Melanesia
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After weeks of watching, Hawaii lava nears home
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US: Indonesia defense chief not involved in abuses
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Illegal fishing boats seized in PNG
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Fake Fijian passport found in Pakistan
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Parliamentary candidates for the outer islands
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Solomon Islands comitted to human rights obligations
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Refugee alleges he was beaten up on Nauru
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Juffa holds to Governor post despite no confidence vote
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US Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer endorses Kilili
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