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FULL COVERAGE: Pacific Islands Forum - Niue

FULL COVERAGE: Pacific Islands Forum - Niue

Scoop Full Coverage: The Pacific Islands Forum in Niue is underway with Australia's new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd meeting many of the region's leaders for the first time since taking office. The agenda at the PIF will concentrate on climate change, and what the PIF can do about breakaway state Fiji.

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Scoop Image: Australian PM Kevin Rudd and NZ PM Helen Clark, by Selwyn Manning.




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Scoop Image: Australian PM Kevin Rudd, by Selwyn Manning.

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Scoop Image: Australian PM Kevin Rudd and NZ PM Helen Clark, by Selwyn Manning.

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Scoop Image: Australian PM Kevin Rudd and NZ PM Helen Clark, by Selwyn Manning.

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Scoop Image: Australian PM Kevin Rudd, by Selwyn Manning.


NZ Govt & Opposition Statements:

Pacific News: RSE Scheme Extended To Solomon Islands Workers

The New Zealand Government is establishing a scheme to provide training in New Zealand for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme workers from the Pacific, and is inviting Solomon Islands to join the five other nations which already have kick start status ... More >>

Pacific News: Relief From High Remittance Costs

The cost to Pacific workers of remitting money from New Zealand will drop when proposed regulatory changes are made, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today at the Pacific Islands Forum in Niue. More >>

Pacific News: Economic Growth Focus For NZ’S Development Efforts

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that building an environment conducive to economic growth in Pacific Island countries is a focus for New Zealand’s development assistance programme in the region. More >>

Climate Change: Climate Change And Business Conference

Bill English Speech: It’s good to be here today. I’m impressed to see how many sector leaders and businesses from both sides of the Tasman are represented at this conference. I’m going to take this opportunity to outline National’s climate change policies, and ... More >>


Pacific Islands Forum Statements:

Fiji's military regime leader Frank Bainimarama has flip-flopped over commitments he made last year to hold democratic and free elections in Fiji before March 31 2009. Bainimarama now says that will not happen.

Fiji Elections FlipFlop: Pacific Forum Clarifies Fiji PM'S Commitments

The Pacific Islands Forum says the commitments made by the interim Prime Minister of Fiji at the Forum Leaders’ Retreat in Tonga last year for elections to be held in March 2009 were not forced on him as has been claimed. More >>


NGO Statements:

Pacific News: Rudd, Clark Must Act On Climate Displacement

Over 100 representatives of non-government organisations from across the Asia-Pacific - including the main Pacific peak bodies and NGOs - have made an urgent call for Australian PM Kevin Rudd and NZ PM Helen Clark to do more to help the Pacific. More >>


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