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South Auckland student’s trip to Antarctica ends in quarantine before long journey home

17-year-old A’aifou Potemani got to kayak amongst wildlife in Antarctica when he and eight other young people were selected for the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers' Expedition. But as New Zealand went into lockdown, A'aifou and his group had to find other ways of getting home.

Ep 2 – Lea Faka Tonga: Fakamatala fakamuimui ki he COVID-19

Watch Episode 2 of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Covid-19 weekly episodes for the NZ Pacific community Malo e lelei, Lea Faka Tonga: Fakamatala fakamuimui ki he COVID-19 Presented to you by Kitekeiaho Tuakalau In this week’s episode we talk about: 00:20 – Alert Level 3 key messages 01:46 – Keleni Tupou talks through some […]

Ep 2 – Te Gagana Tokelau: Ni fakaopoopoga ki te COVID-19

Watch Episode 2 of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Covid-19 weekly episodes for the NZ Pacific community Malo Ni, Te Gagana Tokelau: Ni fakaopoopoga ki te COVID-19 Presented to you by Fala Iosua In this week’s episode we talk about: 00:20 – Alert Level 3 key messages 01:16 – Sene Kerisiano talks through some key […]

Ep 2 – Te Gana Tuvalu: Fakafouga o fakamatalaga i te COVID-19

Watch Episode 2 of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Covid-19 weekly episodes for the NZ Pacific community Tālofa, Te Gana Tuvalu – Fakafouga o fakamatalaga i te COVID-19 Presented to you by Sueina Lisati In this week’s episode we talk about: 00:20 – Alert Level 3 key messages 01:38 – Dr Esela Natano talks through […]

The Covid-19 impact on Tongan overstayers in New Zealand

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to stay home to save lives. Most Kiwis got help from the Government, but there were some who missed out. These people are overstayers, in New Zealand illegally and unable to access help. As John Pulu reports, one Tongan community leader has made it his mission to help them out.

Pacific doctors combat Coronavirus ‘misinfodemic’ through Facebook chatbot

Source: Ark Health Discovery Three Pacific doctors have targeted the global COVID-19 outbreak with a Facebook Messenger (@ArkHealthDiscovery) solution they call Āmio; a FREE chatbot to deliver equitable access to accurate health information in both English and Mandarin. Āmio means “to travel around” in Te Reo Māori, and he does exactly that on social media […]