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Tonga’s parliament in disarray

Tuesday March 13, 2018

TONGA – Arrests made by Tonga police and the resignation of a cabinet minister have shaken up politics in Tonga.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – As authorities in Papua New Guinea start to get a clearer picture of the scale of the destruction caused by February’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake, there have been growing calls for the government to order a formal inquiry into what caused the quake.

NEW ZEALAND – Five people have been arrested and hundreds and thousands of dollars in assets seized in a drug bust in Wellington.

TradeMe takeover vetoed

Monday March 12, 2018

The Commerce Commission has refused another company takeover deal, this time with TradeMe.

Female jockeys taking over

Monday March 12, 2018

The number of female jockeys in New Zealand is steadily rising, and expected to soon overtake the number of male jockeys.

NEW ZEALAND – Cyclone Hola is looking likely to hit New Zealand, and scientists say the tropical cyclone season is not over yet.

NEW ZEALAND – Jacinda Ardern has completed a whirlwind trip of the Pacific Islands, stopping in Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA –Rumours of a pending volcanic eruption is adding to the chaos in the earthquakes shaken highlands of Papua New Guinea.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Aid workers and government officials have been threatened by people in Papua New Guinea who are angry at the slow delivery of emergency help.

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