Archive for October 17th, 2017

ADB to double climate funding for Pacific

ADB to double climate funding for Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects to more than double the level of climate financing it will mobilize for its Pacific island member countries to over $USD500 million over the next three years.* ADB Vice-President, Stephen Groff made the announcement at the signing of a water and sanitation project with the Fijian Government and the […]

Nine’s Today hosts react to Lisa’s sudden exit

Nine’s Today hosts react to Lisa’s sudden exit

TODAY has addressed Lisa Wilkinson’s sudden departure from the show, with Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys delivering emotional tributes to their former co-star after admitting the news had come as “a bit of a shock”. Wilkinson sensationally announced her departure from the Nine breakfast program last night, revealing she was defecting to Ten to join […]

NSW hit with 29th measles diagnosis

NSW hit with 29th measles diagnosis

Another person has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly measles virus and Sydney’s Sutherland Shire has emerged as a hotspot in the NSW outbreak. Health authorities are urging people to seek out the measles vaccine after the 29th person was diagnosed with the potentially deadly virus in NSW. The latest infection is the fifth of […]

Australia to stand with Fiji on Climate Change

Australia to stand with Fiji on Climate Change

THE Australian government states it will stand with Fiji and other Pacific Island states in their effort to minimise the impact of climate change. Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, is in Fiji attending the Climate Change Ministerial Meeting. Ms Fierravanti-Wells said Australia will continue to support FIji. Fiji’s Presidency […]

Flying Fijian Daugunu in frame for a Queensland Reds deal

Flying Fijian Daugunu in frame for a Queensland Reds deal

THE irresistible 10-try form of Filipo Daugunu has put the ­little-known Fijian flyer on the Queensland Reds’ radar for a development player contract. Daugunu, 22, has been ­exceptional in Queensland Country’s rise to second in the National Rugby Championship and he’s done it under the gaze of Country and new Reds coach Brad Thorn. It’s […]