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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...


Record numbers of Samoans apply for NZ quota
Posted On: Tuesday, 4 July 2017
WELLINGTON, 04 JULY 2017 (RNZI) --- More than 15,000 Samoans registered for New Zealand's annual immigration quota this year, a record number. Under the system 1100 places are offered to Samoans to migrate to New Zealand annually with the successful... more...


Air Kiribati to launch new international service
Posted On: Tuesday, 4 July 2017
TARAWA,04 JULY 2017 (RADIO KIRIBATI) --- Kiribati national airline, Air Kiribati Limited (AKL) will be launching its new international flight service to Honiara and Brisbane in partnership with Solomon Airlines on 30 August. According to Air Kiribati... more...


NZ to deliver air traffic control services for Pacific nations
Posted On: Tuesday, 4 July 2017
CHRISTCHURCH, 04 JULY 2017 (NZ GOVT) --- Airways New Zealand will continue to deliver air traffic control services to Niue, Samoa, the Cook Islands, and the Kingdom of Tonga after the contract was re-signed in Christchurch last week, Transport Minister... more...


Concern on revised departure tax in PNG
Posted On: Tuesday, 4 July 2017
MADANG, 04 JULY 2017 (POST COURIER) --- A tour operator in Madang has raised concerns over the revised departure tax, which came into effect on January 1, 2017 and has urged for clarification from the Papua New Guinea government. The fees were revised... more...


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