New Caledonia New Zealand Business Council Meeting

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New Zealand’s closest neighbour New Caledonia is brimming with opportunity for businesses trying to break into the European market.   On Tuesday, February 28, the New Caledonia NZ Business Council, created by the Official Representative of New Caledonia to NZ Dr Yves Lafoy (pictured) last year, will meet at Auckland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Office, at an …

Done deals at Taniwha Dragon Economic Summit

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Hawke’s Bay iwi Ngati Kahungunu has welcomed some of China’s most influential business people onto the Waipatu marae, in Hastings for the inaugural Taniwha Dragon Economic Summit. This week’s two-day summit has brought together Maori, New Zealand, Chinese and Pacific political leaders and business representatives to explore potential opportunities for new ventures. Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Board member Ngahiwi Tomoana …

Fono guest speaker Noel Mobiha sees PCF as a networking warehouse

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FOR Papua New Guinea freelance ICT and energy consultant Noel Mobiha, completing a New Zealand Scholarship has helped him to act as a “filter of inbound information and knowledge”, in terms of relevance to his country’s development.  The Pacific Scholar Alumni stems from Ningra Village, West Sepik Province and runs a family business in the provincial capital of Vanimo, in …

Celebrating future New Zealand

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As New Zealand continues to evolve and develop, its landscape will be more and more diverse and inclusive according to the Rt Hon Prime Minister Bill English. Speaking in front of 220 guests at the inaugural TupuToa Gala Dinner, at Auckland’s Maritime Room on Wednesday, the Prime Minister says it is New Zealand the way it will look in the …

A lawyer in the making

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By PCF Summer Intern Olisana Mariner A law student at Waikato University, Ana Tupou dreams of affecting positive change when she returns to her home country.  The 28-year old, who hails from Tonga, is one of 15 interns selected for the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Summer Internship Programme. She has been interning at Auckland Council as part of a team …