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Samoa court dismisses call for second election

Samoa’s Supreme Court has thrown out the Head of State’s decision to call a second election, clearing the path for the newcomer FAST party to form a government. By RNZ Pacific Announcing the second election earlier this month, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II told Samoans it was the best way to break the political deadlock that […]

Tongans garden for their community

Covid-19 changed the way of life in 2020 for many Kiwis. Nearly a million people struggled to buy food due to job cuts and loss of income during the nationwide lockdowns.The Saione Methodist Parish in Papatoetoe received some funding to plant 30,000 kūmara crops (sweet potato) to feed their members and community.John Pulu was there for the harvest celebration.

Cook Islands ready but anxious for travel bubble

The Cook Islands travel bubble opens on Monday, and hopes are high of a return to pre-Covid visitor numbers for its struggling economy. But while there's plenty of optimism, it is tempered with some caution.

‘This is bigger than history’: Pacific scholars review the New Zealand history draft curriculum

New Zealand is one of the few developed countries where teaching our own history in schools is not compulsory. But all that's set to change next year when a new New Zealand history curriculum will be introduced to all schools and kura.But will it cover material to empower our Pasifika youth, and will teachers get up to speed in time? Simone Kaho spoke to three Pacific scholars from Auckland University for this story.

Fourth Covid-19 death in Fiji

A woman has died of Covid-19 and three staff from Fiji’s Centre for Disease Control have tested positive for the coronavirus. By Lice Movono, RNZ Pacific correspondent in Suva In a statement to the nation on Thursday night, Fiji Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong said the latest death was a woman from the […]

Lingering public concerns about Covid-19 vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine rollout may be ramping up, but there are still some concerns among Pacific communities about its safety.

SAMOA ELECTIONS LIVE: Latest twist in Samoa’s most dramatic election

Political commentator Mata’afa Keni Lesa gives us his take on the dramatic turn of events in the aftermath of Samoa's election.

Fiji at war with Covid after latest death

By Lice Movono of RNZ Pacific One of Fiji’s latest Covid-19 cases has succumbed to the deadly virus. The Health Ministry said the 53-year-old man, who was confirmed as case 125 on Wednesday night, died in Lautoka on Viti Levu. Originally admitted to Lautoka Hospital for surgery, the man is also suspected of being the […]