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RNZ has reported that reports from Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa say strong winds were being felt there and there were power outages in some areas.

Weather Watch NZ has reported that TC Harold has returned to Category 5.

Bleak outlook for Pacific tourism

Wednesday April 08, 2020

PACIFIC – The Asian Development Bank says tourism-driven economies in the Pacific will be the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Papua New Guinea recently announced that its multi-million pork industry is now under threat after African Swine Fever (ASF) was discovered in Mendi, in the Southern Highlands Province.

Cyclone slams Fiji

Wednesday April 08, 2020

FIJI – After thrashing Vanuatu, Tropical Cyclone Harold has damaged homes and caused widespread flooding across Fiji.

Former cabinet minister Mathew Batsiua, has been released from prison.

Pacific Covid-19 Updates

Wednesday April 08, 2020

Guam

 8 confirmed cases of Covid-19, taking the number of cases in the US territory to 121.

Parliamentarians in the Papua New Guinea autonomous region of Bougainville have agreed to extend a State of Emergency imposed last month to help combat Covid-19.

Effects of Tropical Cyclone Harold is being felt in most parts of Fiji.

An Air Tahiti Nui airliner returned to Papeete with 130 cubic metres of medical supplies procured in China to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.

Vanuatu begins assessments

Monday April 06, 2020

RNZ reports that extensive damage are emerging from parts of Vanuatu struck by Cyclone Harold yesterday, but communication with much of the battered region is proving difficult.

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