Rugby World Cup attendance passes 2 million

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rugby World Cup attendance passes 2 million 

LONDON, Oct. 19 — The total attendance for the 2015 Rugby World Cup has exceeded two million after the quarterfinal matches last weekend.

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Pancreatitis research shows poor odds of sufferers improving

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pancreatitis research shows poor odds of sufferers improving 

WELLINGTON, Sept. 28 — Sufferers of pancreatitis have a high likelihood of their condition worsening particularly if they fail to stop smoking and to cut alcohol consumption, according to a New Zealand study out Monday.

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Public, private sectors craft measures to address food wastage

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Public, private sectors craft measures to address food wastage 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — Member-economies of the Asia Pacific region agreed to boost stronger Public-Private partnership (PPP) seeking to reduce, if not eliminate, food losses in the supply chain of fishery and livestock in one of the meetings of the APEC Food Security Week.

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APEC seminar tackles ways to cut livestock, fishery supply chain losses

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC seminar tackles ways to cut livestock, fishery supply chain losses 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 28 — Delegates to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Multi-Year Project (MYP) seminar “Strengthening Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Food Losses in the Supply Chain”, held here Sunday, discussed ways to cut losses in the livestock and fishery sectors.

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New China Southern Airlines service promises boost to New Zealand's South Island

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on New China Southern Airlines service promises boost to New Zealand's South Island 

WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — New Zealand's South Island is expecting a major tourism boost after China Southern Airlines announced Friday it will start a new year-round service between Christchurch and Guangzhou from December.

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Vitamin D vital to fight bowel diseases: New Zealand research

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vitamin D vital to fight bowel diseases: New Zealand research 

WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — Wider use of vitamin D-fortified foods could help fight a range of bowel diseases, including cancer, as people around the world avoid the harmful rays of the sun, according to a New Zealand research out Friday.

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Collective bargaining the future for Australian farming: report

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Collective bargaining the future for Australian farming: report 

SYDNEY, Aug. 4 — Farmers could benefit from a return to collective bargaining, according to a report by Australia's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).

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Tax on 'junk food' needed for Pacific islands

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tax on 'junk food' needed for Pacific islands 

SYDNEY, July 13 — A leading doctor has backed calls for Pacific island countries to consider a tax on unhealthy 'junk food' in order to combat health problems associated with obesity.

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New Zealand scientists go to war on Pacific's spreading ant problems

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on New Zealand scientists go to war on Pacific's spreading ant problems 

WELLINGTON, June 10 — New Zealand scientists have launched a program to eradicate invasive ant species that are causing widespread health problems and economic damage to Pacific Island nations.

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PAL services expand to Cairns, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on PAL services expand to Cairns, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand 

MANILA, May 20 — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Wednesday said that it is set to launch flights from Manila to Cairns, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand beginning December 1 this year.

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