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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.
President Maamau of Kiribati outlines policies; Cruise ship arrivals in Vanuatu stir trouble; Fiji's government changes reporting dates; A dam at Gold Ridge in Solomon Islands is dewatered.
Description: Fiji is off the hook of the ILO; Controversy over nickel rights in Solomon Islands; Debate about the benefits of seabed mining; PNG upbeat despite gloom over commodity prices.
Difficult year ahead for Fiji Sugar industry; Returning RSE workers an asset to NZ industries; New regulation for Vanuatu transport sector; And Niue company ends free wifi internet service.
Fiji's sugar industry taking stock after Cyclone Winston; Call in PNG to enforce law in the logging sector; American Samoa reclaims rights to fish; Cook Islands opposition to purse seining revisited.
The Pacific's fishing deal with the US is being revived; A kava boon in Fiji caused by Cyclone Winston; PNG logging practices are being decried; Possible benefits from seabed mining.
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