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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.

New Prime Minister keen to unite Samoans under government

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

TALANOA: Latest update on Samoa’s new Government

Samoa's FAST Party is the new Government. It comes after yesterday's Appeal Court ruling which legitimised the impromptu swearing-in ceremony held in a marquee in May. Marama T-Pole spoke with Lagi Keresoma, Senior Reporter for Talamua Media, this morning from Apia to give an update on the situation there.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern congratulates Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on election win

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last night congratulated Prime Minister-elect Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her victory in the Samoa’s general election. “New Zealand has a special relationship with Samoa, anchored in the Treaty of Friendship. We look forward to working with Samoa’s new government in the spirit of partnership that characterises this bond,” Jacinda Ardern said. […]

Samoa court declares FAST party new government

By RNZ Pacific Samoa’s Court of Appeal has ruled that the country has a new government after it judged the impromptu swearing-in by the newcomer FAST party on 24 May was legitimate under the doctrine of necessity. The ceremony came on the 45th day following the general election, the last day allowable under the country’s […]