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Questions remain in Fiji after the sugar boss quits; Fiji wants to boost food exports to New Zealand; Opposition to a planned restart of phosphate mining in French Polynesia; The Cook Islands would like workers from New Zealand.
Job losses loom in Samoa, tax relief confirmed in Solomon Islands but only for MPs, PNG gets a better cable network, a major cannery in American Samoa will close.
The World Bank gives its outlook for the region; a drive to make use of fishing by-catch; Hawaiian Air explains its seating policy for American Samoa.
The Fiji Roads Authority in a major pay dispute; A call for power link-up at PNG and Indonesia border; A farmer field school in Tonga; And Hawaiian Air irks American Samoa.
PACER-Plus as a geopolitical move; Bougainville's president adamant on the Panguna issue; Curbing the betel nut market in PNG's capital.
The Fiji Australia Business Council meets near Suva; Cooks tourism booming; Is bottled Niue water suited for export; A breadfruit conference in Tonga.
Hopes to keep PacerPlus on track; Snags in rebuilding cyclone-ravaged Fiji; Vanuatu poised to get an income tax; Fijian sailors awaiting vital safety training.
Wilson Security wants to get out of Australia's asylum seeker processing business; Criticism of PACER Plus continues; PNG encouraged to accept more cruise ships; PNG land being leased not quite by the book.
Pacer Plus talks wrap up in New Zealand, PNG's tax takes shrinks, a new airline between the two Samoas.
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.
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