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Pacific regionalism on trial: A way forward | Opinion

For the sake of future generations, regional unity, equity, and respect for each other must form the cornerstone of our pan-Pacific mana as we engage with the complex challenges of our time. Pacific Cooperation Foundation board members Dr Steven Ratuva and Dr Katerina Teaiwa offer their unique insights to the political crisis facing the region. […]

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the current outbreak and the rollout of the Covid vaccine

New Zealand health authorities are keeping a close eye on South Auckland, and even though she's confident of the handling of the outbreak, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged the community to remain vigilant.The leader of the nation spoke with John Pulu this week about the February cluster, and gave her thoughts on the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine so far.

Silent Whistle: The all-female kava club empowering women

Kalapu Kava, or Kava Clubs, have traditionally been the domain of Pacific Island men. But a new club in Auckland is the latest of a growing trend of all-female kalapu.Known as Longomapu, or Silent Whistle, the kalapu is all about empowering women through conversation and kava. Alice Lolohea reports.

Young Blues stars begin their 2021 rugby journey

Super Rugby Aotearoa kicked off this weekend with the Highlanders hosting the Crusaders in Dunedin and the Blues taking on the Hurricanes in Wellington.For two of the young All Blacks stars in the Blues squad, it's the start of a long road that'll hopefully end in a black jersey later this year. Soana Aholelei has this story.

TALANOA: Community rising to meet latest Covid outbreak

Chair of the Otara-Papatoetoe local board Lotu Fuli on the impact of the current Covid outbreak in her community.

MPP one step closer to new housing deal for Pacific communities

Today the Government has taken a key step to support Pacific people to becoming Community Housing providers, says the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio. “This will be great news for Pacific communities with the decision to provide Pacific Financial Capability Grant funding and a tender process to build capability in the community. “This […]

‘Champions of the Pacific’, the new sports show coming to RNZ Pacific

Hosted by RNZ Pacific Sports Journalist Talei Anderson and News Editor Koro Vaka’uta, Champions of the Pacific is an apt name for the new sports show gracing Aotearoa’s airwaves this week. Featuring in-depth interviews with athletes and prominent members from the Pasifika sports community, Champions of the Pacific will broadcast once a week. For Vaka’uta, […]

NZ Government and Pasifika clinicians team up for online vaccine fonos

Hosted by the Ministry of Pacific Peoples (MPP), last week community and church leaders from the Northland Pasifika community gathered via Zoom to learn more about the key immunisation programmes and the Covid-19 vaccine roll out. A panel of Pasifika health experts and clinicians were on hand to field questions about Measles, Mumps and Rubella […]

Lock down experience averts Covid fears

The country is breathing a little easier now that we've gone down a Covid alert level.But that wasn't the case last Sunday - Valentine’s Day - when the decision was made to impose another lock down.However, as the country went into lock down mode early fears began to subside.Here's a re-cap of how the week went down.