Thirty years of NZ-Fiji Business Councils

The New Zealand Fiji Business Council (NZFBC) is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. To mark the occasion the NZFBC and its reciprocal Fiji-based organisation, the Fiji New Zealand Business Council held a daylong event in Auckland on June 15. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Fiji’s Minister of Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands & Mineral Resources was the…

China trading company steps up Pacific investment

From a small-scale exporter to a new investor in the Pacific Islands, this is a story of a company committed to building a sustainable fishing and trading business to employ Pacific Islanders and provide good jobs and supply quality products across the region and beyond to Asia.

PTI welcomes PACER plus signing

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) network has welcomed the signing of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) in Tonga on Wednesday, 14 June. The PTI Network has congratulated the Pacific countries who signed the agreement earlier this month in Tonga.

Venina’s work for the Pacific spans from Fiji to China

Pacific Trade Invest China has a new team member from Fiji. This month the Beijing office welcomed Venina Niumataiwalu as the latest Pacific Exchange Officer, to work in its Beijing office for the next three months on an important project tasked by the Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers.

Bilum weavers house launched

Launched in late 2014, Among Equals is a social enterprise, aimed at empowering femal bilum weavers in the highlands of PNG and to help support the artisan skills of bilum weaving to be relevant for future generations.

PIC makes fruitful visit to Solomons, Nauru

The Tokyo based Pacific Islands Centre’s Promotional Coordinator Reiko Takada visited the Solomon Islands and Nauru in April this year. Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) is an office of the Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) network. 

PIFS Secretary General visits PIC Tokyo

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of Pacific Islands Forum, and her staff visited the Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) on May 2, while traveling to Japan to attend the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Yokohama. PIC is an office of the Pacific Trade Invest network of the Pacific Islands Forum.