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Bougainville is unsettled over a gift of Rio Tinto shares, Unions decry their exclusion from PACER PLUS talks and a Cook Islands tourism industry snapshot.
Concern over a trade tiff between Fiji and PNG, Fiji farming challenges after Cyclone Winston, Tonga's controversial Chinese aircraft due back in service, Herbs from Nuie for New Zealand customers.
PNA countries reap licencing revenue; PACER PLUS to go ahead with or without PNG; Vanuatu still experiencing difficulties with its international airport runway; And there are calls for caution over Marianas casino rush.
South China Sea ruling could have knock-on effects for Pacific; Tourists and returning expats trigger building boom in Niue; ADB says high internet costs constraining development in the Pacific; And Ramu mining and logging operations in PNG resume...
Pacific SOE's encouraged to adopt private sector principles; Vanuatu hopes to get the most out of replanted coconut palms; Honey hotline could help boost beekeepers' incomes in Papua New Guinea; And Solomons dive operation shortlisted for luxury...
Bougainville parliamentarians are to meet over Rio Tinto exit; There are claims an international mining venture is failing to address abuses at PNG's Porgera Mine; A New Zealand engineering firm says business is returning to Fiji; And it is hoped a US...
New Zealand extends its Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme in Kiribati and Tuvalu, calls in Vanuatu to end the misuse of government cars, a Fiji kava famer says local police are working with criminals to steal kava crops, tactical planting of trees...
A new partnership aims to see more pacific food products in the New Zealand market; The Asian Development Banks say PNG needs a more ambitious expenditure plan; And a growing international coconut oil trend opens doors for Pacific farmers.
The US forges a new tuna deal with Pacific Island countries; An academic says a British exit from the EU will have very little impact on the Pacific; And there are hopes in Vanuatu that market associations will help give women a voice.
New report condemns PACER-PLUS trade agreement; Vanuatu wharf traffic management trial underway; And Tourism officials on Niue say whales are not being harassed.
New report on Pacific tourism predicts growth and opportunity; Papua New Guinea logging riddled by tax evasion claims; Melanesian free trade on the cards from next year.
The EU pushes for better accountability for its support; Insecurity in Norfolk amid fears of job losses; Remittances vital for Tonga; Tonga's bakeries need to stay shut on Sundays.
Solomon Islands gets a new solar power farm ; The Panama Papers leaks leave the Cooks unimpressed; Concern for the Norfolk Island economy.
Bougainville mining plans; Australian aid cuts but not for the Pacific; Fiji community fishing grounds damaged by Winston.
Description: Call for caution over seabed mining plans; A new approach to long-line fishing; The Marshall Islands pension fund in trouble.
Huge wage gaps undermine effectiveness; Tourists return to Fiji after Winston; Claims of mistreatment of foreign workers in the Cook Islands.
Badly hit Fiji sugar farmers get encouragemen; Fiji wants more seasonal workers sent to Australia; Vanuatu hopes for a tourism revival; South Pacific Tourism Exchange aspirations after Cyclone Winston.
Bougainville's economy struggles to make headway; Kiribati and Fiji Airways at loggerheads; Fears about dewatering Gold Ridge dam in Solomon Islands dispelled; Calls to boost Tonga's domestic aviation.
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