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COVID-19 Pacific Response Package: Talanoa with Jenny Salesa

NZ Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa spoke to John Pulu about how the Government's new $17 million COVID-19 Pacific Response Package will help our community and those in health disability services facing increased demand.

Government announces $17 million COVID-19 Pacific Response Package

 A new Covid-19 testing station opened over the weekend for the Ōtara community. The New Zealand Government has allocated $17 million to further support Pacific communities in New Zealand in the fight against Covid-19, Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa announced this morning. The COVID-19 Pacific Response Package will: Support Pacific health and disability […]

Online scams targeting Pacific people

Now that everyone is staying home during the lockdown period, Emani Lui from MakaNet is urging Pasifika people to be cautious of online scams. He told John Pulu that even during this difficult time scammers can take advantage of the vulnerable.Official websites with more info: https://covid19.govt.nz/help-and-advice/for-everyone/misinformation-and-scams/ https://www.cert.govt.nz/individuals/alerts/attackers-using-covid-19-themed-scams-updated-alert/ https://www.netsafe.org.nz/covid-19-scam-spotting/ https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz/general-help/scamwatch/

2,956 COVID-19 Support Packages delivered to Pacific families in NZ so far

Pasifika Futures COVID-19 Support Partner The Fono, a health and social services centre, are encouraging families to contact them if they are in need of support during the Covid-19 crises. The Fono Social Services Manager Ana Aitcheson said her team are receiving almost 200 messages and phone calls a day from families requesting Covid-19 Support […]

Ōtara Markets transformed into COVID-19 testing station

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Zealand continues to climb, Pacific health workers are taking no chances and have opened a FREE drive-through testing station in South Auckland for the community. John Pulu has this story.

Pacific aged care workers work through lockdown despite the risk

As families across the country adjust to living in isolation, essential workers continue to work through the Covid-19 lockdown.Medical staff, like aged care workers, are on the frontline of providing health care to those who need it the most. Alistar Kata has this story.

Lockdown talanoa with Dr Api Talemaitoga

Marama T-Pole speaks to Dr Api Talemaitoga about New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown and those infected.

Cooks prepare for tourism downturn

The Covid-19 pandemic has already penetrated some borders of the Pacific, while others still remain clear for now. One of those countries is the Cook Islands, which has been preparing its people and helping businesses devastated by the downturn in tourism.

Samoa’s State of Emergency extended

Source: Samoa Government Samoa’s State of Emergency will be extended for another four weeks, the Samoan Government announced today. In signing the extension into law this evening, His Highness the Head of State, AfiogaTuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, after consultation with Cabinet as set out in F.K. (20) Special 13 is “satisfied that a grave emergency […]