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Human trafficking 'definitely a problem that we have to address'
Posted On: Thursday, 27 July 2017
AUCKLAND, 27 JULY 2017 (RNZ) --- Authorities are looking overseas for answers as they acknowledge human trafficking and exploitation are starting to become a much larger problem in New Zealand. It's estimated that nearly 46 million people are living in... more...


Plans for a national ID in Samoa
Posted On: Tuesday, 25 July 2017
APIA, 24 JULY 2017 (SAMOA GOVERNMENT) --- Samoa is on her way to having her very own National Identification Card, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi has acknowledged. And the National ID concept has been long in the... more...


FSM court orders refugees to be freed
Posted On: Tuesday, 25 July 2017
POHNPEI, 24 JULY 2017 (RNZI) --- A court in the Federated States of Micronesia has ordered the government to free four Nepalese men who've been detained on Pohnpei despite their refugee status. The court heard that Hari Timsina, Indra Ghimire,... more...


Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways sign MOU
Posted On: Tuesday, 25 July 2017
NADI, 25 JULY 2017 (FIJI AIRWAYS) --- Samoa’s new international airline, Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly pursue a range of commercial opportunities and partnerships.   Under the... more...


Tuvalu PM seeks to expand employment opportunities in NZ
Posted On: Friday, 7 July 2017
BLENHEIM, 07 JULY 2017 (RNZI) --- Tuvalu's prime minister said he would like to see the sectors of employment available to his people in New Zealand expanded. Enele Sopoaga is in New Zealand for a Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme conference in... more...


RSE merits praised by NZ Immigration Minister
Posted On: Friday, 7 July 2017
BLENHEIM, 06 JULY 2017 (RNZI) --- New Zealand's Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse has told a conference on the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme of the highs and lows of the now ten-year-old scheme. Under the scheme Pacific people are... more...


New $80 departure tax comes into force in Niue
Posted On: Friday, 7 July 2017
ALOFI, 06 JULY 2017 (PACNEWS) --- The Government of Niue has announced an NZD$80 (US$58) departure tax on all airline passengers from 01 July 2017.A government notice said the new departure tax came into effect on Saturday for all passengers travelling... more...


Permanent residence selection in Samoa modernised
Posted On: Wednesday, 5 July 2017
APIA, 05 JULY 2017 (SAMOA GOVT) --- The selection of non-Samoan citizens who are residing in the country under temporary arrangements but have expressed interest to become permanent residence as Samoan citizens entered a new era this week. For the... more...


Innovative RSE scheme 10 years young
Posted On: Tuesday, 4 July 2017
WELLINGTON, 04 JULY 2017 (NZ GOVT) --- Immigration New Zealand is joining with Pacific leaders and horticulture and viticulture industry leaders to celebrate 10 years of the innovative and world-leading Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. The... more...


$15 million boost for Pacific labour mobility
Posted On: Tuesday, 4 July 2017
WELLINGTON, 04 JULY 2017 (NZ GOVT) --- The New Zealand Government has today announced $10 million(US$7.2 million) in new funding to expand Pacific labour mobility, as the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme celebrates ten years of... more...


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