Tradewinds for 6 October 2015
PACER Plus trade negotiations are said to be too rushed, Taiwan gets admonished over illegal fishing, Vanuatu poised for greater electricity access.
Tradewinds for 29 September 2015
More uncertainty surrounds the region's tuna management; a Taiwanese boat busted for illegal fishing; Chinese investors eye up Fiji islands; Tonga removes frozen chickens that are a health hazard.
Tradewinds for 22 September 2015
Pacific debate on the future of fisheries management heats up; Greenpeace pleased with Nauru for banning transhipments in its waters; Local Solomons goldminer holds off on untreated waste water release; And Niue has a whale of a humpback season.
Tradewinds for 15 September 2015
Tonga considers restricting internet usage for youth; Pacific tuna managers say quota based fisheries system wont work in the region; And loggers in Solomon Islands unhappy with courts releasing illegally harvested logs.
Tradewinds for 8 September 2015
We compare the Pacific Islands Forum to Bainimarama's development forum; Tonga's State Broadcaster is angry at being accused of not paying rugby rights; meanwhile, banks in the kingdom hit back at government criticism of high interest rates; and...
Tradewinds for 1 September 2015
Vanuatu to launch major tourism marketing campaign; New Zealand consultancy believes it can lift Fiji sugar production by 150 percent by 2020; Australian miner rejects claims it left an enovironmental disaster in the Solomons; And economists say...
Tradewinds for 25 August 2015
Seabed mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals says there will be no tailings from its operation; work is underway to try and ensure sustainability in Solomon Islands timber industry; and a New Zealand coffee chain is using the last beans grown in...
Tradewinds for 18 August 2015
The scientific community is calling on the Pacific to work together on developing sea bed mining; More jobs for Pasifika people in Auckland with employers eyeing a new training intiative for tradespeople; Niue's tiny tourism industry is having a whale...
Tradewinds for 11 August 2015
The PNG government is promising a supplementary budget as the economy nose dives; A bus strike amid tensions in Solomon Islands over foreign business ownership; The Samoan Prime Minister calls on New Zealand unions to consider expansion of the RSE;...
Tradewinds for 4 August 2015
Unions in New Zealand oppose expansion of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme; Pacific Civil society organisations call for halt to seabed mining; An NGO says APEC ministers should be told the truth about illegal logging in Papua New Guinea; And...
Tradewinds for 28 July 2015
The long term future of Papua New Guinea's Ok Tedi mine in doubt with mass sackings and production shut down; New labour mobility conditions bring fresh outlook for Pacer plus trade negotiations; New Zealand Government names prominent Pacific...
Tradewinds for 21 July 2015
Businesses in the Northern Marianas are losing tens of thousands of dollars a day due to an ongoing communications blackout; The Bank South Pacific says it is still looking to acquire Westpac subsidiaries in Melanesia; A 9.9 percent growth is being...
Tradewinds for 14 July 2015
The Forum Fisheries Agency says the Pacific is ready to up the ante on sustainable fisheries; Thousands of women market vendors in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are now represented by their own associations; Another record year anticipated for...
Tradewinds for 7 July 2015
There's increasing local resistance to a planned Pacific Marine Industrial Zone in Papua New Guinea's Madang province; Pacific exporters have been told the stories behind their food, are a valuable selling point in the New Zealand market; The SPC...
Tradewinds for 30 June 2015
Papua New Guinea's prime minister calls for an investigation into allegations of high-level money laundering; The American Samoa's plan for US to fund part of its minimum wage increase,is being called unrealistic; The World Bank says the cost of...
Tradewinds for 23 June 2015
Academic critical of Euopean Commission tax haven blacklist; Solomons corruption watchdog calls for removal of Forestry Minister over controversial exemption grants; An Australian academic says the first world app craze is yet to catch on in...
Tradewinds for 16 June 2015
The chief trade advisor for Pacific countries visits New Zealand unions; China's new investment bank could help alleviate poverty in the region; A new union is being formed for workers in Samoa's private sector; And Solomon Airlines has started a...
Tradewinds for 9 June 2015
Citizenship sales progressing well in Vanuatu; Tonga departure tax hike irks Tongans abroad; Tahiti-Pacifique becomes a weekly magazine; Niue could become a global bee sanctuary.
Tradewinds for 2 June 2015
Fiji poised to restore some worker's rights; Papua New Guinea plans to curb log exports; The CNMI's power provider in financial strife; Vanuatu soap company enters the New Zealand market.
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