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Labasa gets new development

Could a new shopping mall for Fiji's northern island of Vanua Levu help encourage vital economic development outside the national capital? And are there lessons for other Pacific countries to be learnt? A senior economist says more rural parts of Fiji, like some of its other Pacific island neighbours, have traditionally suffered economic neglect, which can encourage mass urban drift to places like Suva and Nadi, as young people search out employment opportunities. But the Vanua Levu town of Labasa is now being promised a multi-million dollar shopping centre and cinema complex - as Bruce Hill reports.

Australian Minister defends ANZAC Day attendance at Bomana

Australia's Minister for International Development and the Pacific has defended the government against charges they didn't send a federal MP to the ANZAC Day dawn service at the Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby this year.

Debate over use of Samoa's sacred customary lands sparks call for constitution change

Former Prime Minister, Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi, has weighed into the debate raging in Samoa over the use of customarily owned land.

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