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Pacific RSE workers await response for repatriation

Despite Government extensions to work visas for Regional Seasonal Employment workers until September, employers and workers are calling for New Zealand and the Pacific Island governments to work together to open borders for repatriation with concerns of limited jobs in the next few months. Moana Makapelu Lee with this story.

Talanoa with 1 News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver

1 News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver picked up two gongs at the Voyager Media Awards recently for her work on the tragic Samoan measles outbreak. She talks about covering the epidemic and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Young Pacific-owned freight company surviving through Covid-19 lockdown

With New Zealand comfortably in Alert Level 2, many companies are getting back to business. For some small companies, they've had no choice but to work throughout the lockdown.

Young athletes still waiting for community sports to kick off

While the first of New Zealand’s professional sports teams The Warriors start their season in Australia tonight, local community sports clubs are still waiting for the green light to play. While it’s unclear how long the country will be under its current Covid-19 restrictions, young athletes are patiently waiting for their return back to club sport.

Workers protest outside Temperzone Factory

This week workers from Temperzone manufacturing plant in Māngere have been picketing outside of their workplace on Tidal Rd. 275 Times visited the protest on Wednesday and talked to employees about their concerns.

Samoan language video illustrates importance of immunisation

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have released the second episode in their #AUTuni 2020 Pacific Language Video series. The video focuses on the importance of immunisation for our Pacific communities in Gagana Samoa, tying in with Samoan Language Week. Supported by research from the Pacific Islands Families Study and in partnership with Pacific Media Network, […]

Episode 6 – English: Update on COVID-19 for our NZ Pacific Community

For many weeks due to Covid-19 we have had to adapt in the way we communicate and engage with our friends, families, and communities. Our Pacific cultural values and languages have been key in connecting and supporting communities across Aotearoa to keep our families safe and informed. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has united together […]

Porirua health business takes PPE supply into its own hands after delay

Following a delay in delivery of essential personal protective equipment, owners of Pacific Health Plus (PHP) in Cannons Creek, Eastern Porirua, decided to take matters into their own hands. “During lockdown we realised that we did not have sufficient protective gear for our staff based at our primary healthcare centre, Pacific Health Plus in Porirua,” […]

Pacific people among worst financially hit in Covid-19 pandemic

A survey on the impact of COVID-19 on New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing undertaken during Level 4 showed Māori, Pacific peoples and young people were the worst affected. The survey of 3000 New Zealanders across the last two weeks in April was conducted by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) as part of an international study […]