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Niue has established a Marine Protected Area (MPA) over 40% of the waters in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). It’s an area that covers nearly 127,000 square kilometers of ocean. The initiative was part of the Niue Ocean Wide (NOW) project to manage the island’s resources through a public-private partnership between the government and local […]

New inter-atoll ferry for Tokelau

Tokelau will soon get a new inter-atoll ferry - despite plans to boycott the service by the Fakaofo atoll.

TP+ Jacinda Ardern in Samoa

Jacinda Ardern started off the NZ Government's Pacific Mission 2018 in Samoa — her first visit as Prime Minister.

Samoa Tsunami: Saleapaga Village

Saleapaga Village lost over 30 of its residents in the 2009 Samoa tsunami. In the aftermath of the disaster, most of the village relocated into the mountains, completely rebuilding their lives from scratch. Anauli Karima Fai'ai went to see how they've been doing over the last 10 years.Samoa Tsunami: 10 Years On Special - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJrTCWFtxJo

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, Tessa Temata, passes away

Press release: New Zealand Government New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, Tessa Temata, died in Palmerston North over the weekend, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today. Ms Temata, 52, had recently returned to New Zealand for medical treatment. “On behalf of the Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, we extend […]

20 year anniversary: Motufoua dorm fire

“Let the tears fall down My heart is filled with sorrow For we have lost Many loved ones” – Lyrics from Te Vaka – Loimata E Maligi Monday 9 March 2020: Today marks 20 years since the tragic dormitory fire at Motufoua Secondary School in Tuvalu that took the lives of 18 schoolgirls and their matron. […]

Helen Tunnah New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Niue

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced two new high commissioners to the Pacific – Helen Tunnah as High Commissioner to Niue and Richard Griffith as High Commissioner to Nauru, based in Wellington. Ms Tunnah, who currently works in MFAT’s COVID-19 Response Programme, has had previous postings to Vanuatu and Brazil. HE Kirk […]

Samoa halts all international flights

SOURCE:   www.rnz.co.nz All international air travel to and from Samoa has been temporarily suspended, effective immediately. The amendment to the State of Emergency includes repatriation flights and coincides with an extension of Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Level in the New Zealand city of Auckland. Samoa’s Prime Minister said the decision was made because of the […]

Tonga meth problem a ‘critical situation’, says Tonga PM

Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva says the meth problem in Tonga is in a ‘critical situation’.