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Tagata Pasifika Special: Return to Tokelau Part 2

Return to Tokelau Part 2: In this special episode of Tagata Pasifika, Anauli Karima Fai'ai follows Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi back to his parents' homeland of Tokelau, on a mission to strengthen New Zealand's relationship with the island nation.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Pacific Highlights

Highlights of the Pacific athletes on the opening days of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Remembering Tongan pro-democracy leader Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva

The Tongan community mourns the passing of a leader who fought for democracy and freedom in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Samoa to undertake door to door mass vaccination campaign

In response to the current measles outbreak, the Government of Samoa will be undertaking a ‘Door to door Mass Vaccination Campaign’ on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December, 2019 from 7am to 5pm throughout the whole country. All public and private sectors will be closed from 7am to 5pm this Thursday and Friday “to ensure […]

School closures and evacuations as heavy storms hit Samoa

Samoa is bracing for more wild weather today as gusty winds and heavy downpour continue to batter the country with locals fearing it could develop into a cyclone. Flooding on the streets of Apia and nearby villages caused major traffic delays yesterday, while parked cars sat partially submerged underwater. Many families living in coastal areas […]

Samoa PM hits out at NZ Law Society

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has responded to New Zealand Law Society President Tiana Epati’s media statement outlining serious concerns with the constitutional law reforms under review in Samoa. “There is no place for the President of an overseas Law Society to use that organization’s name to try to lecture us or interfere with our […]

Samoa’s Teuila Festival goes digital

Samoa’s 30th annual Teuila Festival, one of the largest cultural festivals in the South Pacific, is being celebrated in Samoa this week, and for the first time the festival has gone digital. In the wake of the global pandemic, people from across the world are getting the opportunity to experience a taste of Samoa’s unique […]

Tonga passes on latest RSE intake in New Zealand

Tonga is not participating in the latest iteration of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme in New Zealand due to repatriation and quarantine difficulties. By Sela Jane Hopgood for RNZ Pacific In November, Business Central welcomed the government’s decision to allow an extra 2,000 experienced seasonal workers into New Zealand in from January to mid-March this […]

Talanoa with 1 News Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver

#TALANOA Marama T-Pole is joined by 1 News Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver to discuss the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, media freedom and the refugee crisis on the island.