Post-cyclone recovery continues

Monday February 19, 2018

TONGA – Tonga’s disaster authorities say good progress is being made getting emergency shelter out to the remote villages lashed by Cyclone Gita.


Thursday February 15, 2018

vanuatu on alert as gita intensifies

FIJI – A community leader on the Fiji island of Ono-i-lau says the damaging winds from yesterday’s cyclone Gita were the most frightening and dangerous on living memory on the island.

Tonga and Samoa face long recoveries

Thursday February 15, 2018

TONGA – Tonga could take six months or more to recover from what’s being called the worst storm there in 60 years, while nearly half of Fiji island’s residents are still in evacuation centres.

Communications down in Lau islands

Wednesday February 14, 2018

FIJI – Fiji’s Red Cross has grave concerns for people on the Southern Lau islands of Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa, after communications went down.

Move to get rid of Poverty

Wednesday February 14, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Captain Cook saw nothing of value in Poverty Bay when he named it in 1769 – but 250 years later that could be about to change.

Collective arbitration urged

Wednesday February 14, 2018

FIJI – Pacific countries working together on international arbitration reform is the aim of discussions this week in Fiji.

UN concered at Fiji media curbs

Wednesday February 14, 2018

FIJI – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the limits imposed on journalists in Fiji are “highly worrying.’’

Samoa needs building materials

Wednesday February 14, 2018

SAMOA – Families in Samoa who have had their houses severely affected by the flash floods says building materials is a huge demand post Cyclone Gita.

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