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Award winning cook book author acknowledges Pacific women as the inspiration behind Me’a Kai

Award-winning New Zealand chef, Robert Oliver, symptoms whose cook book catapulted Pacific cuisine globally, has acknowledged Pacific women and mothers for inspiring him to write the winning ‘Me’a Kai’ cook book. Oliver co-authored ‘Me’a Kai’ – a collection of recipes of Pacific cuisine. Me’a Kai surprised the world in 2010 when it won the World’s Best Cook Book at the ... Read More »

Backing a Fijian peacekeeping centre should be next step for Australia

By ANTHONY BERGIN & LISA SHARLAND  Julie Bishop recently became the first foreign minister to meet Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama since his landslide electionwin in September. A very positive outcome of Bishop’s visit was the commitment to resume defence relations — particularly after the leaders of India and China visited Suva last week and promised enhanced defence co-operation with ... Read More »

Eight contestants confirmed for 2014 Miss South Pacific

Eight contestants have been confirmed to compete in next month’s Miss South Pacific Pageant to be hosted by Samoa. The eight confirmed entries includes American Samoa, Niue, hospital Nauru, Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea The Miss South Pacific Pageant is one avenue that provides awareness programmes not only in the tourism development sector but the environment ... Read More »

World Bank keen on ties with Fiji

By ANA VURU The World Bank has expressed a willingness to work with Fiji’s newly-elected Government and says it looks forward to a productive partnership. World Bank Country Director, Franz-Drees Gross told Radio New Zealand that there’s a lot of eagerness from the Fijian Government to re-engage with the World Bank. “We’ve doubled our programme (In the Pacific) in the ... Read More »

Style Team in Samoa: DAY 2

Words By Faraz Ali & Images By Ilaitia Jikoiono What a day it was in Apia today! We began with a brilliant breakfast at the Tanoa Tuisitala where we were once again given the full Samoan hospitality experience. Fresh local fruits were the highlight of the morning. We followed our hearty meal by concluding our interview with the hilariously straightforward and incredibly ... Read More »

Style Team In Samoa: DAY 1

Words By Faraz Ali & Images By Ilaitia Jikoiono After moving to Sydney last week in order to work on our Australian content, and cover photo shoot, order the Style office has this week moved to Apia, Samoa! We are staying at the incredible 4 ½ Star Tanoa Tuisitala in the heart of Polynesia’s central port town. The hotel offers ... Read More »

Develop social consciousness, UNFPA Pacific urges nurses

30 July 2013, Suva, Fiji – Nurses from around the region have been urged to develop a new social consciousness as they embarked on a four-month Sexual and Reproductive Health Management Training Programme (SRHMTP) in Suva Monday.  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Director and Representative Dr Annette Sachs Robertson urged the nurses selected by their countries’ respective health ministries to ... Read More »

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