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Celebrating 50 years of Friendship -

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 1:11 pm | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

2012 marks both the 50th anniversary of Samoa’s independence and the 50th anniversary of the unique Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa. To celebrate these two milestones, a full calendar year of events in Samoa and New Zealand is being ... More >>

True Pacific – launch of a regional brand

Monday, 5 September 2011, 4:46 pm | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Demand for Pacific produced products is set to grow, with the launch of a major initiative today to strengthen export opportunities for Pacific Island producers. More >>

Tongan PM to Give PCF Annual Pacific Address

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 10:06 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation is pleased to announce Tonga’s Prime Minister, the Hon Dr Feleti Sevele, will give the 2009 Annual Pacific Address in Christchurch (14 May 2009) and Wellington (18 May 2009). The Foundation in partnership with the ... More >>

NZ NGO Supports Pacific and Maori dialogue

Thursday, 7 May 2009, 11:31 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Wellington-based NGO, the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), observes that greater connection between Maori groups and Pacific peoples should be expected as New Zealand explores its identity as a Pacific nation. Sending a delegation to hold informal ... More >>

Lack of Public Awareness Stifles Political Account

Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 5:42 pm | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Research by Samoan academic Dr Iati Iati has found that long term rule by its one-party state has raised governance issues in Samoa, despite it being labelled the Pacific’s ‘pinup star’ by many international donors. More >>

Pacific Foundation Appoints New CEO

Wednesday, 3 December 2008, 2:05 pm | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) will have a new Chief Executive, Markerita (Meg) Poutasi at its helm in January 2009, the Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Neil Plimmer announced today.  More >>

Something old, new at NZ Melanesia Symposium

Friday, 3 October 2008, 3:45 pm | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Whether it be freeing up lengthy visa processing for transiting travellers from Melanesia, or forming new partnerships to boost trade, there was something for everyone at the first Tok Talanoa New Zealand Melanesia Symposium hosted by the Pacific Cooperation ... More >>

NZ-Melanesia Relationship Under The Spotlight

Monday, 29 September 2008, 9:46 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Sunday 28 September 2008: Wellington, NZ – The flip side to Fiji's image amongst New Zealanders as a getaway holiday destination is expected to come up for debate in Wellington next week, although not in Parliament. More >>

Scene set for first NZ-Melanesia Symposium

Saturday, 13 September 2008, 12:28 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

(Wellington, NZ) Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Rabbie Namaliu is guest of honour at a ground-breaking event aimed at tackling New Zealand’s relationship with Melanesia. He will present the opening keynote to an inaugural New Zealand-Melanesia ... More >>

Madraiwiwi: The Challenges In Building A New Fiji

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 9:17 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Annual Pacific Co-operation Foundation Address by Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, former Vice-President of Fiji 13th & 15th May 2008, Wellington & Auckland More >>

“Fiji at the Crossroads – Again?”

Thursday, 7 June 2007, 12:40 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Attached is the programme for the “Fiji at the Crossroads – Again? Seminar” taking place in the Council Chambers, Hunter Building, Victoria University, Wellington, tomorrow Friday 8th June 2007. More >>

PCF Welcomes New Seasonal Labour Scheme

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 11:26 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nadi yesterday that employers in the horticulture and viticulture industries will be able to recruit significant numbers of people ... More >>

Goff comments on Pacific Islabour schemes timely

Friday, 23 June 2006, 5:49 pm | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Comments by Trade and Defence Minister Phil Goff that New Zealand is committed to exploring potential temporary labour schemes for Pacific Islanders are "welcome and timely", Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Executive Director Vince McBride says. More >>

Debate on Pacific Work Schemes urgently needed

Sunday, 11 June 2006, 2:33 pm | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Pacific Cooperation Foundation Director Vince McBride has welcomed reports that Foreign Minister Winston Peters is open to considering temporary work schemes for Pacific Islanders. More >>