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May 2010 Blog Posts (34)

Volcanic eruptions in Vanuatu and CNMI

ABC Radio Australia Updated May 31, 2010 16:20:40

A giant plume of volcanic ash is disrupting flights in the Pacific and threatening villagers in Vanuatu, echoing similar problems which caused air traffic chaos in Europe. Forecasters in New Zealand say the cloud, spewing from Vanuatu's Mount Yasur volcano, was about 18-hundred metres high, covering an area of about 200 square kilometres. Tourists have been urged to stay away from the volcano…

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Added by Stacey King on May 31, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

El Nino change could intensify Pacific weather



ABC RADIO AUSTARLIA - Peat Beat Updated May 26, 2010 16:17:43

Scientists are trying to find out how a global temperature increase will affect the El Nino weather phenomenon. El Nino occurs naturally and starts in the tropical Pacific region. It influences ecosystems, agriculture, freshwater supplies, hurricanes and other severe weather events worldwide. However, a report published this week in…

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Added by Stacey King on May 27, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Tuvalu Seafarers the focus of HIV prevention

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 26, 2010 16:17:44

Despite its remoteness, Tuvalu has not been spared from H-I-V and AIDS. Three men have died of HIV-related illnesses since 2004 and eight people are known to be living with the virus in Tuvalu. With a population of under 10-thousand that means Tuvalu has one of the highest per capita rates of H-I-V in the Pacific. The majority of those with H-I-V are seafarers, who…

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Added by Stacey King on May 27, 2010 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Cult leaders planned to move to Pacific Island

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 21, 2010 09:48:32



Australian police are hunting three leaders of an international religious group after raids in Adelaide uncovered a stash of guns, detonators and ammunition. South Australian fraud investigators are also examining payments from members who gave money to Agape Ministries International. Police say there's no evidence the group is a Doomsday cult but they say the group was amassing weapons and planning to move to a Pacific… Continue

Added by Stacey King on May 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Stage 1 - Banaba Rehabilitation Project is now complete

We would encourage all Banabans to read the updated report - BANABA REHABILITATION PROJECT and to see that Stage 1 of this project has now been completed. This is a historical moment in Banaban history and the turning of a long held dream of Banaban Elders into a reality. We now have a full report of the Banaba Rehabilitation Project Objectives available.

Go to:…

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Added by Stacey King on May 20, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mai Rambi

Thanks Chairman for your report. I will print this out and circulate it on the island.

Tekeraoi te waaki

Biara Touakin

Added by Biara Touakin on May 20, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Rabi Chairman's Kiribati-Banaba Tour Report - Banaba Rehabilitation Project

PROGRESSIVE REPORT-KIRIBATI TOUR by Bauro Vanualailai, Chairman, Rabi Council of Leaders Arrive Tuesday 27th of April 2010…

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Added by Stacey King on May 19, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Banaba Rehabilitation Project report now updated

We now have a full report of the Banaba Rehabilitation Project Objectives available. Go to: http://banabanvoice.ning.com/forum/topics/banaban-rehabilitation-project

Photos of the trip are available at:…

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Added by Stacey King on May 19, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Solomons and Kiribati look at farm produce trade

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 18, 2010 17:05:32

Solomon Islands farmers are backing an ambitious plan to sell their crops in Kiribati. John Bakeua from the Solomon Islands Ministry of Home Affairs says more than 20 farmers have expressed interest in the proposal. Local farmers traditionally have no avenues available to them to sell their crops - but now, they'll be given the opportunity of becoming exporters. Mr Bakeua says they'll be loading their…

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Added by Stacey King on May 19, 2010 at 9:03am — No Comments

Action needed to save Fiji super Fund

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 18, 2010 17:05:32

One of Fiji's leading economists says urgent action is needed to save Fiji's only superannuation fund from future losses. Earlier this month, the Fiji National Provident Fund announced a 327 million Fiji dollar write down in its investment value. All workers in Fiji are required to contribute to the Fund and, as a result each one of them has more lost 9% of their retirement…

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Added by Stacey King on May 19, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Breaking News - RABI Fire

Yesterday Tuesday 18/5/10 a fire broke out at the Muslim Mosque at Nuku (opposite the Rabi Health Centre)during their prayer hour at about 2.00pm. The whole building was engulfed by flames and nothing could be saved. The building was occupied by Abdul (from Africa), his wife and two children. No one was hurt in the blaze. Police are still investigating the cause of fire.

Added by Terairube Uatu on May 19, 2010 at 6:02am — No Comments

Some upmarket development forges ahead in Fiji

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 18, 2010 08:13:09 Fiji's upmarket Naisoso Island development is progressing well, with most units being sold. But the same can't be said for the ***Natadola Bay Development Resort, which has cost more money than people thought. Natadola has recently made headlines following the news that Fiji National Provident Fund had to write off more than 320 million Fiji dollars of members' funds, most of which was invested in the Natadola…

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Added by Stacey King on May 18, 2010 at 10:42am — No Comments

Australia tightens immigration policy

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 17, 2010 17:41:43

In a further tightening of Australia's immigration policy, the government is releasing a new list of occupations required for migrants seeking to come to the country without the support of business. The list has been produced by the statutory research body, Skills Australia. It puts an end to people coming to Australia for short courses in subjects like cooking or hairdressing and then gaining…

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Added by Stacey King on May 18, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments

Yachties contradict Kiribati claims over food shortage

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 14, 2010 16:46:38

Yachtsmen in the central Pacific are disputing claims by the Kiribati government that it has not received requests for food aid from remote Canton island. The 14 adults abcwire.send-mungmung.rapband 10 children on the small atoll in the isolated Phoenix group have run out of vital supplies and are living on coconuts and fish only. The Secretary of Commerce, Rikiaua Takeke, told Pacific Beat…

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Added by Stacey King on May 15, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

Genes unlock secret to cigarette addiction

ABC RADIO AUStralia Updated May 14, 2010 09:52:37

An international team of researchers has found that genes may have a role to play in how difficult it is for a smoker to quit. Genetic variants could also determine how many cigarette they smoke. Three similar papers based on studies of more than 140-thousand people have been published recently in the journal Nature Genetics.



Presenter: Ashley Hall

Speaker:…

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Added by Stacey King on May 15, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

Regional program aims to 'climate proof' Pacific infrastructure

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 14, 2010 09:52:37

Adapting to the adverse effects of current and future changes in climate is a reality that a five year regional project will help Pacific communities put into action. The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC) will bring a total of US$13.125 million dollars into 13 Pacific Island countries. This funding will help start adaptation projects on the ground in three major climate…

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Added by Stacey King on May 15, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

Tough times, less Season Employees (RSE) hired New Zealand

Bay of Plenty Times NZ 11 May 2010

HARD WORKER: Kai Lee Tan from Kuala Lumpur is in New Zealand for the fourth time to work for Seeka during the kiwifruit harvest.230410EF05CNEWS

HARD WORKER: Kai Lee Tan from Kuala Lumpur is in New Zealand for the fourth time to work for Seeka during the kiwifruit harvest.230410EF05CNEWS

More Kiwis will pick fruit this year, reducing the need for seasonal employees for the first time in years, reports Elaine Fisher.

More New Zealanders are working…

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Added by Stacey King on May 12, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

'Starving' islanders saved by sailor's chance trip

CNN Top Stories 11 May 2010

Residents of Kanton Island said they were malnourished and starving because a government supply ship hadn't been able to get there.



A British sailor delivering a yacht from Hawaii to Australia may have been a life-saver for 24 inhabitants of a remote Pacific island.



Yachtsman Alex…

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Added by Stacey King on May 12, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

how's life nowadays?

well life now is very hard

da reason was dat

schul work is getting tuffer and tuffer

very hard 2 find job with low qualifications

hard 2 find money

all things dat we need and want are all cuming…

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Added by matifa talatolu on May 12, 2010 at 2:37am — No Comments

Maten Nei Bau Temon

Ngke e karangaina 2.00am ao ea weteaki man te maiu aei Nei Bau Temon n ana auti i Uma. Nei Bau e bon aki noraba n te ririki ae nako ao n te ririki aei ao ea manga baka n aoraki ao ai wenena naba ni karokoa e mate n te bong aio. E karaoaki matena i Uma ao ena kaiaki rabatana nakon te ingabong.

Added by Biara Touakin on May 11, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

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