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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

12/15/2017
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Reviews the week’s top business stories from the region (dur:15 minutes)

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


Tradewinds for 21 November 2017

11/21/2017
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The Norfolk Islands economy slips into a crisis; Concerns about overfishing in Hawaii; Bougainville's Panguna mine on track for reopening.

Duration: 00:20:20


Tradewinds for 14 November 2017

11/14/2017
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Samoa re-launches a new national carrier; Tonga's Chamber of Commerce looks ahead to the elections; Could Bougainville develop a tourism industry

Duration: 00:17:01


Tradewinds for 7 November 2017

11/7/2017
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An agricultural summit in Vanuatu; how big should tourism get in the Cook Islands; Ratu Rum causes a stir in Fiji.

Duration: 00:20:53


Tradewinds for 24 October 2017

10/24/2017
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Violence at Papua's Grasberg mine is linked to divestment talk; tendering for a Nauru job invokes ethical questions; Iceland touted as a model for Pacific fishing endeavours.

Duration: 00:16:39


Tradewinds for 17 October 2017

10/16/2017
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Vanuatu hosts the Pacific Week of Agriculture; Coastal waters in Vanuatu at risk of being overfished; Imbalances in PNG ignore the potential of farming.

Duration: 00:18:55


Tradewinds for 10 October 2017

10/10/2017
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Seasonal workers from Ambae are keen to get back to work to defray evacuation costs; the OECD's upgrading of the Cook Islands criticised; another assessment of the value of PACER-Plus.

Duration: 00:18:01


Tradewinds for 3 October 2017

10/3/2017
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Business news; Fiji landowners are unhappy with the owner of the closed Vatulele resort; The Cook Islands nearing developed nation status, and: Suggestions to improve New Zealand's labour mobility scheme.

Duration: 00:17:08


Tradewinds for 19 September 2017

9/19/2017
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A PNG coffee farmer is revolutionising his business after being given a taste of his own coffee; Vanuatu welcomes up to 200 delegates for Pacific agriculture week; An academic in Hawaii is critical of more funding requests for Honolulu's overblown rail project; And Pasifika youth are encouraged to apply for new programme encouraging entrepreneurship in New Zealand.

Duration: 00:18:47


Tradewinds for 12 September 2017

9/12/2017
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Concern over new public service job contracts in Fiji; A step forward for Honolulu's rail project; A Fiji economist queries the auditing process; A push in Samoa to plant more trees.

Duration: 00:20:13


Tradewinds for 5 September 2017

9/5/2017
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FFA urges caution over new tuna data; New employment opportunities announced for ex-Yazaki workers in Samoa; CNMI tourism concerned US military plans will affect their rapid growth; and Auckland fono aims to inspire Pasifika entrepreneurs in NZ.

Duration: 00:17:26


Tradewinds for 29 August 2017

8/29/2017
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Continued opposition to renewed mining in Bougainville; Yazaki is pulling out of Samoa; Vanuatu's Santo gets a huge wharf.

Duration: 00:18:58


Tradewinds for 22 August 2017

8/22/2017
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PNG is advised to move away from mining dependence, Sumitomo pulls out of Solomon Islands nickel sector, a report points to mismanagement of Tonga agencies.

Duration: 00:20:05


Tradewinds for 15 August 2017

8/15/2017
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Calls to curb illegal logging in PNG; Niue's opposition warns of economic strain; Fiji's unemployment figures are being described as too rosy.

Duration: 00:19:28


Tradewinds for 8 August 2017

8/8/2017
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Business news; PNG's new treasurer on the challenges ahead; Pacer Plus under scrutiny in New Zealand, and; Local handicrafts get boost in Vanuatu.

Duration: 00:18:38


Tradewinds for 1 August 2017

8/1/2017
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The EU's Pascal Lamy on its ties to the Pacific, New business woes on Norfolk Island now that it is part of New South Wales.

Duration: 00:15:47


Tradewinds for 25 July 2017

7/25/2017
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There is resistance to a planned tax reform in Vanuatu, Claims that continued mismanagement of Fiji government funds, Making banking in Vanuatu easier.

Duration: 00:19:02

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