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1 hr ago | BBC News

UK manufacturing 'at 14-month low'

Growth in the manufacturing sector has slowed, with both new orders and output increasing less rapidly than before, two surveys have suggested.

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5 hrs ago | NBR Newsroom

Pacific's largest solar array opens in Samoa

It was opened by the New Zealand foreign minister Murray McCully and the Prime Minister of Samoa, the Hon.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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End small islandsa dependency on expensive importe...

UN Under-Secretary-General Gyan Chandra Acharya speaks at yesterday's private sector forum ahead of the SIDS summit in Apia, Samoa.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Agriculture, Science

NEWS.com.au

Pacific islands leaders in Samoa for talks

AUSTRALIA is set to discuss oceans, disasters, gender equality and economic growth with its tiny Pacific island neighbours at a United Nations conference this week.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

United Nations

SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference

Nukunonu Atoll seaside is one of the regions of the world vulnerable to the impact of the climate change.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Travel, Samoa Travel, Pacific Travel

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UN conference in Samoa to think about strategies f...

Next week's SIDS conference on climate change in Samoa is critically important for small island states.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Journalism, Kiribati

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Deadline nears for Hokule'a to reach UN delegates

The crews of the Hokule'a and Hikianalia discuss the narrowing window to reach the head of the UN as strong winds hinder leaving the port.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Honolulu, HI

United Nations

SAMOA: From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid

Energy Analyst and acting head of the energy unit at the UN Development Programme office in the country.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Airways provides Pacific aviation solutions

At the upcoming International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Airways New Zealand will present to delegates about the safe, successful and sustainable aviation model it has in the Pacific.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Vanuatu

State Department

Press Releases: U.S. Delegation To Attend the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

The U.S. Delegation to the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa, September 1-4, will be led by Assistant to the President for Science and Technology & Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John Holdren, with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International ... (more)

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Samoa News

Lawmaker says Human Trafficking...

Sen. Nua Saoluaga has raised concerns over the effect a human trafficking bill will have on the fa'aSamoa, or Samoan culture, if it's enacted into law, saying that such legislation, if enacted into law, will overcrowd the jail with violators of this measure because people will be charged with human trafficking for failing to pay family members ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Kiwi occupation of German Samoa commemorated

The Kiwi occupation of German Samoa has inspired a New Zealander to lead a pilgrimage to Gallipoli and Turkey in time for the centenary in April 2015.

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NBR Newsroom

US/NZ host international workshop on ocean acidification

Leading international ocean scientists and policy experts are today gathering in Apia, Samoa to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to Pacific Island nations.

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Related Topix: Travel, Oceania, Samoa Travel, World News, Pacific Travel, Apia, Samoa Travel

Samoa News

Lights still out in Magiagi

Seven weeks after Cyclone Evan destroyed Magiagi through heavy flooding - killing two of its residents - electricity remains a wish for most of its residents.

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Jamaica Observer

Jamaica wants more out of 3rd SIDS confab

JAMAICA is expected to raise concerns about the low rate of implementation from the two previous summits when it attends the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa starting on Monday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nelson Mail

Fisherman killed on ship

Leighton Muir, 27, died on Sunday on board the Talley's vessel Captain MJ Souza while it was in the Kiribati Islands region.

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Inter Press Service

U.N. Conference Set to Bypass Climate Change Refugees

"It's clear that governments have an obligation to reduce the risk of climate-related disasters, and displaced individuals and communities should be provided legal protection in their countries and abroad."

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Related Topix: Oceania, Activism, Global Warming

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Samoa News

Inaugural venue changed to...

The venue for the "People's Inauguration" has been changed to the Pavilion at the Fagatogo Malae which is scheduled for this coming Thursday, January 3, 2013 says incoming Chief of Staff Fiu Johnny Saelua.

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United Nations

Ahead of Samoa conference, iTunes, UN team up to showcase music from small island nations

The Island Voices initiative will showcase the eclectic range of works of 57 musicians from the world's small island nations and features their songs, which can be easily accessed and purchased from the online iTunes Store.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Vanuatu

Samoa News

Territory rallies to provide...

The American Samoa Government has started accepting relief supplies to help neighboring Samoa recover from the devastation of tropical cyclone Evan, which has so far killed four people, while eight are missing.

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Related Topix: Oceania, US Governors, Togiola Tulafono

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