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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

9/26/2017
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Reviews the week’s top business stories from the region (dur:15 minutes)

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


Tradewinds for 18 July 2017

7/18/2017
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Hopes to rejuvenate the Fiji sugar sector; Safety concerns for Pacific fishing inspectors; The ADB teams up with the University of the South Pacific; A push for more women in the region's boardrooms

Duration: 00:18:20


Tradewinds for 11 July 2017

7/11/2017
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Concern over safety of fishing observers in the Pacific; risks of more blacklisting of Pacific ships; Tokelau's continued drive for clean energy

Duration: 00:19:33


Tradewinds for 4 July 2017

7/4/2017
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The Bougainville government is opposed to RTG getting to mine Panguna, an analysis of the latest Fiji budget, opposition to bauxite mining in Temotu in Solomon Islands continues.

Duration: 00:19:46


Tradewinds for 27 June 2017

6/27/2017
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Panguna landowners in Bougainville still say no to miner BCL; Regional migration challenges discussed in Samoa; Doubts about the Hawaii rail project.

Duration: 00:17:51


Tradewinds for 20 June 2017

6/20/2017
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Niue's tourism sector reflects on growth, Samoa's taro export stymied by a virus, an initiative in Tonga to help women enterpreneurs.

Duration: 00:15:06


Tradewinds for 13 June 2017

6/13/2017
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Vanuatu shocks PacerPlus negotiators, PNG landowners missing out on huge fees, renewed debate in Fiji about a higher minimum wage

Duration: 00:17:05


Tradewinds for 6 June 2017

6/6/2017
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Success in fisheries surveillance in the Pacific; PNG on steady economic decline; and a ban on plastic bags as a Solomons tourism boon.

Duration: 00:16:52


Tradewinds for 30 May 2017

5/30/2017
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Cane farmers in Fiji protest a lack of support from government; Housing is the biggest issue facing Pacific people in New Zealand says Labour; Niue's Toke Talagi looks to Singapore for inspiration to develop the island; And short term measures are being developed in Cook Islands to save its Muri Lagoon.

Duration: 00:18:21


Tradewinds for 23 May 2017

5/23/2017
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Tension over mining plans in Solomon Islands Temotu province; Samoa's joint venture with Virgin Airlines is reviewed; Cook Islands gets money for seabed mining potential; Pacific cuisine advances on the Auckland restaurant scene.

Duration: 00:19:36


Tradewinds for 16 May 2017

5/16/2017
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The case for seabed mining off PNG; Tension over bauxite mining in Solomon Islands; Call for more Pasifika IT workers in New Zealand.

Duration: 00:19:04

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