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11:02 pm GMT+12, 17/07/2019
 
Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna met with Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne this morning in Avarua to strengthen bilateral cooperation and work together to promote security and prosperity in the Cook Islands, Australia and the wider Pacific.   While the two have met previously on a number of occasions, this is the first visit to the Cook Islands by Minister Payne who is visiting from 17 to 19 July. They jointly » read more
 
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Fiji's key messages for the voluntary national review
11:12 pm GMT+12, 17/07/2019, United States
Fiji recognises the transformative and the development ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and considers that the 2030 Agenda, taken together with the Paris Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, provides a framework for Read more

President Panuelo Signals FSM’s Support for Human Rights & Good Governance
President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) David W. Panuelo, this week received Lar
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Australia’s strategic thinkers can’t continue to ignore climate change
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Blue Charter group gears up to protect and restore ‘priceless’ coral reefs
Commonwealth countries devoted to saving the world’s coral reefs met in Townsville, Aust
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A relentless battle against poverty and hunger in world’s most populous region
The world’s two most populous nations-– China and India—have been making ste
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First Solomon Islands meat workers going to Australia
11:06 pm GMT+12, 17/07/2019, Solomon Islands
In a major milestone for Solomon Islands, meat workers have been recruited as part of the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) for the first time.   Australian employer Labour Solutions Australia (LSA) recruited the workers during their June visit to Solomon Islands.    The group Read more

ANZ reduces cost of money transfers to the Pacific Islands
 ANZ today announced it has again reduced international money transfer fees from Australi
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Fiji tops Pacific Islands for broadband speed
 A global survey on internet speed has found that Fiji has the fastest broadband among th
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Air Niugini proposed code-share with Philippines airline declined
Papua New Guinea Competition regulator, the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (I
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Tuvalu seeks to attract climate change tourists
From New Zealand you could go half way around the world for the price of a flight to Tuvalu.
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Sports News
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10:12 am GMT+12, 18/07/2019, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
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Flying Fijians to build on their first win over the NZ Māori: Matson
-Flying Fijians Assistant coach Tabai Matson said Fiji were hoping to build on their first win
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Shooter Kable wins gold for Fiji
 Team Fiji has won its first gold medal at the Pacific Games after a day.  
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Voting underway to elect athletes’ representative in the Pacific Games Council
Voting is now in progress to elect the new athletes’ representative into the Pacific Gam
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French Polynesia among regions to submit bid to host surfing at Paris 2024
French Polynesia in the South Pacific is among five regions to have submitted a bid to host su
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