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TP+ Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Leaders Summit 2019

The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) wrapped up it's leaders summit in Auckland earlier this week. The regional news organisations brought CEOs, producers and managers from around the Pacific to discuss the challenges facing the industry in the islands.

La’auli Alan Grey obit

Our condolences go out to the family of La'auli Alan Grey, who has died aged 82.

Coping with stress the Pasifika way

A group of researchers visiting Auckland this week are looking into traditional Polynesian health practices as a way of coping with modern life.

Gay rights advocates mobilise in the Cook Islands

A storm is brewing in the Cook Islands over what many say is a backdown by lawmakers to do away with a part of the crimes act which makes it illegal to be a homosexual. The chance in heart has come from the Parliamentary Select Committee that's supposed to re-write the law. Instead, they want to keep it, and in fact, widen it. John Utanga has this story.

NZ to provide assistance to Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Harold

Source: Rt Hon Winston Peters Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced an initial package of support to help the people and the Government of Vanuatu respond to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Harold. “Our Pacific neighbours have been hit by a Category 5 Cyclone at the same time as dealing with the economic impacts […]

Tuvalu family in lockdown in Morocco

With Morocco still under lockdown since 20th March, Tuvalu-born Bill and his wife Aimee and twin boys Ronaldo and Zindane have been staying safe in their apartment in Casablanca. They've spent the last three years volunteering and 'worldschooling' in over 30 countries. But due to the Coronavirus lockdown, the family are now overstaying in Casablanca. Soana Aholelei caught up with the family to see how they are doing during lockdown and how their “eat, pray, love” journey is thus far...

Fourth generation Tongan carver shaping history

By Michelle Curran Wood carving is not just a craft for Mani Lavaka, it is an opportunity to share the histories and cultures of Polynesia. Mani is the fourth generation of Tongan carvers and is carrying on the traditional craft his father Tevita passed onto him as a young boy growing up in Niutoua, Tongatapu. […]

Final count starts in Samoa election

By RNZ  The final and official count for the Samoa general election 2021 started this morning. By 11pm last night, all special votes had finally been sorted to the electoral constituencies – all done in the presence of official scrutineers. Provisional results over the weekend had the two main political parties, the HRPP, and the […]