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Appeal for help feeding families left without food, baby formula in Fijian crisis

By Eleisha Foon, Journalist for RNZ Basic humanitarian needs are going unmet in Fiji say charities trying to provide food for Fijians caught up in the country’s health and humanitarian crisis. Thousands of food packs have been distributed across the nation by non-government organisations since the second wave outbreak began in April. But, as the situation […]

Hon Fiame Naomi Mata’afa: Interview with Samoa’s first female prime minister

Fiame Naomi Mata'afa reflects on the turbulent months leading up to her installment as Prime Minister of Samoa.

Pacific people react to the NZ Government’s Dawn Raids apology

The New Zealand Government has formally apologised to Pacific communities for the Dawn Raids of the 1970s. Pacific people from across Aotearoa gathered in and outside the Auckland Town Hall to hear the apology. We spoke to some to hear their thoughts.

New Prime Minister keen to unite Samoans under government

Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa is getting down to business.

Tu Rangatira Awards kick off celebration of Cook Islands language and culture

Part of Te Maeva Nui, the Tu Rangatira Awards celebrated Cook Islander achievements.

Samoan survivor sheds light on abuse in psychiatric care

By Sela Jane Hopgood, RNZ Pacific  A Samoan survivor has come forward to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry to share her experience of the abuse she suffered in psychiatric care and to highlight areas of concern. In August 1992, Rachael Umaga from Wellington left a violent relationship and sought a protection order against […]