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2017 New Zealand General Election

 |  Africa, Antarctica, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, North Asia, Pacific, South Asia, South East Asia  |  Australia
The General Election will be held on 23 September 2017. Voters who are overseas can vote from 6 September to 23 September.

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Ella

 |  Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Ella is currently a Category 2 tropical cyclone and is currently forecast to intensify further.

Mt Albert by-election Saturday 25 February

 |  Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, North Asia, Pacific, South Asia, South East Asia  |  Australia
A by-election to elect a new Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Mt Albert will be held in New Zealand on Saturday 25 February 2017.

Pacific Quota Ballot announced

 |  Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu
People from Fiji, Kiribati and Tuvalu who entered the ballot for a Pacific Access Category Resident Visa can find out if they have been selected.

Pacific sustainable energy: Maintaining pace

 |  Pacific  |  Aid and development, Energy
More than $1 billion for sustainable energy projects in the Pacific has been generated at NZ-EU conference, including $100 million from NZ.

Pacific nations get TV shows from NZ

 |  American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
The Pacific Broadcasting initiative, announced by NZ PM last year, is now distributing up to eight hours a day of TV shows to Pacific nations.

Tokelau ferry handover celebrated

 |  Pacific  |  Aid and development
The vessel is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, and can take 120 passengers between Tokelau's three atolls.

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Winston

Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji on 20 February. The Fiji Government has declared a 30-day state of natural disaster.