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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

10/16/2018
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Reviews the week’s top business stories from the region (dur:15 minutes)

Tradewinds for 10 July 2018

7/10/2018
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Manufacturers of sugar-laden products are stepping up their lobbying efforts in the Pacific, in a move health advocates are calling cynical; a woman from Papua New Guinea's East New Britain province says rampant logging on local land has devastated her community's lifestyle; a marine scientist is urging caution over the harvesting of giant clams from Manuae Island in the Cook Islands.

Duration:00:16:50

Tradewinds for 3 July 2018

7/3/2018
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PNG businesses to trial rooftop solar power; business in Fiji fundraises for water systems in villages; softdrink manufacturers step up their lobbying efforts in the Pacific; and no major changes to corporate or income tax.

Duration:00:21:55

Tradewinds for 19 June 2018

6/19/2018
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Bougainville Copper confident in support over Panguna; ADB hopes loan will restore public confidence in PNG health; Tonga bank voucher a solution to remittance nightmares; Auckland's Pacific community disappointed by 2018 budget.

Duration:00:19:35

Tradewinds for 12 June 2018

6/12/2018
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Calls for more initiatives to get Pasifika and Maori entrepreneurs into business; The largest church in Samoa has locked horns with the Prime Minister over a new law that requires church ministers to pay tax; Hopes Bougianville talks can resolve critical issues.

Duration:00:14:08

Tradewinds for 5 June 2018

6/5/2018
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Push for more Pacific women in Aust seasonal work; NZ grower says industry can no longer survive without RSE; Niue's Swanson gets NZ style supermarket makeover.

Duration:00:19:07

Tradewinds for 29 May 2018

5/29/2018
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New Zealand seasonal work is making a real difference for Fijians involved; French Polynesia readies for a huge Chinese fish farm in Hao; Auckland businesses chip in to help major Tongan business recover from Cyclone Gita; And Chocolate made from Solomon Islands cacao bags more international awards.

Duration:00:17:52

Tradewinds for 22 May 2018

5/22/2018
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Mediation efforts to rectify PNG land deals; Doubts about the huge plannned fish farm at French Polynesia's Hao atoll; A push for more women in Australia's seasonal worker programme.

Duration:00:21:23

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