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RNZ New Zealand

Our news editor Walter Zweifel compiles this weekly programme featuring Pacific regional business and economic news and features.

Our news editor Walter Zweifel compiles this weekly programme featuring Pacific regional business and economic news and features.
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Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

Our news editor Walter Zweifel compiles this weekly programme featuring Pacific regional business and economic news and features.

Twitter:

@rnz_news

Language:

English

Contact:

P O Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand + 644 474 1437


Episodes

5/20/2018
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Reviews the week’s top business stories from the region (dur:15 minutes)

Tradewinds for 15 May 2018

5/15/2018
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Fears of unrest over Papua New Guinea's LNG project; Cryptocurrencies trigger warnings in Samoa; A careers market day in Solomon Islands

Duration:00:20:14

Tradewinds for 8 May 2018

5/8/2018
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Papua New Guinea's prime minister dismisses criticism of LNG project; a push for more cultural tourism in the region; Papua New Guinea's planning minister says economic diversity is a priority.

Duration:00:18:01

Tradewinds for 1 May 2018

5/1/2018
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Papua New Guinea's LNG project falls short of its promise; Bougainville mining plans are still alive; TV is to make an entry in Kiribati; Suggestions for talks about a Tokelau air service.

Duration:00:22:22

Tradewinds for 24 April 2018

4/24/2018
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Retooling Papua New Guinea's financial system; Fiji's struggle after repeated floods; Shipping industry and its challenge to cut emissions; Opportunities for PNG's tourism sector

Duration:00:18:23

Tradewinds for 17 April 2018

4/17/2018
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Mining is off the agenda in Bougainville; a Pacific push to cut shipping industry emissions; Alleged wage theft in Papua New Guinea; Another airline wants to fly to Norfolk Island.

Duration:00:18:38

Tradewinds for 10 April 2018

4/10/2018
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AirBnB pushes into the Cook Islands; Changes to the pension entitlement in New Zealand's realm countries; Concern about aid use in Solomon Islands.

Duration:00:19:00

Tradewinds for 3 April 2018

4/3/2018
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Calls on Australia to expand its seasonal workers programme for the Pacific; Cook Islands tourism to deal with sexual harassment claims; an Australian couple distraught about investing in Fiji.

Duration:00:19:01

Tradewinds for 27 March 2018

3/26/2018
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Samoa's coconut oil farmers celebrate strike deal; Claims of illegal prescription drugs on sale in Bougainville; Fiji's green bonds hailed as an example; a machine has been invented to deal with plastic waste.

Duration:00:20:27

Tradewinds for 13 March 2018

3/12/2018
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The PNA holds its summit; alternatives to logging on Malaita in Solomon Islands; a new app is to help with fishing in Solomon Islands.

Duration:00:15:57

Tradewinds for 6 March 2018

3/6/2018
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The earthquake in PNG disrupts gas exports; a depot in Samoa to manage the Pacific's undersea cables; work gets underway on reapairing Vanuatu's airport; a new crypto currency for the Marshall Islands; a reusable rocket to bring the internet to remote parts of the Pacific; the powerhouse of tuna fishing in the Pacific holds just its second leaders summit.

Duration:00:16:37

Tradewinds for 27 February 2018

2/27/2018
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Tonga's PM believes country will bounch back from Gita; PNG Govt accused of facilitating illegal logging; With charges dropped, Fiji unionist plans another major march; Systemic issues blamed for Kiribati ferry disaster; And locals oppose Tahiti floating island project.

Duration:00:23:32

Tradewinds for 20 February 2018

2/20/2018
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The Bougainville government to be taken to court; Poor health hampers PNG's economy; Fiji traffic congestion impacts the economy; A Papua New Guinea dairy farm initiative.

Duration:00:19:14

Tradewinds for 13 February 2018

2/13/2018
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Solomons businesses confident about 2018; Tonga launches direct flights to Samoa; Cooks tourism body mindful of community needs; Cooks legal appeal over EU fish deal gets green light; an unlimited general strike looming in Tahiti; Cooks MPs focus on Maritime and Marine bills; Vanuatu union seeks better help for RSE workers in NZ; UN rights chief concerned for PNG grassroots

Duration:00:18:48

Tradewinds for 6 February 2018

2/5/2018
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The church in PNG speaks out against suspect land sales; Moves to protect Pacific seasonal workers in New Zealand; Hawaii businesses challenged over the use of plastic straws; A bid to clamp-down on illegal trade in Marshall Islands babies.

Duration:00:18:53

Tradewinds for 30 January 2018

1/30/2018
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The EU blacklist on Pacific countries is labelled 'ridiculous'; Solomons incident raises safety concerns for RSE work scheme recruiters; Business confidence on the up in Solomon Islands.

Duration:00:18:13

Tradewinds for 23 January 2018

1/23/2018
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Fiji trials new form of transparency and accountability for tuna fishing; Linking agriculture and tourism in the Pacific; the end of plastic bags in Vanuatu.

Duration:00:20:11

Tradewinds for 12 December 2017

12/12/2017
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SPREP is pleased with progress on fisheries; Australia axes its Pacific Leadership Programme; More research into the effects of kava.

Duration:00:15:59

Tradewinds for 5 December 2017

12/4/2017
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PNG's budget figures are being doubted; Questions remain about Cook Islands seabed mining; a call for Solomon Islands tourism to opt for local produce.

Duration:00:17:50

Tradewinds for 28 November 2017

11/28/2017
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Doubts are cast on Fiji's sugar production figures; Solomon Islands rethinks its underwater cable plans and pleases Australia; Continued rifts over the state of the Norfolk Island economy.

Duration:00:19:03

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