The United Nations Children’s Fund is warning the impact of Covid-19 on children extends far beyond the spheres of their physical health, Radio New Zealand has reported.
About 300 French officials and international observers are expected in New Caledonia for the independence referendum on October 4.
A Samoan culture expert and academic says the elimination of the ‘malo usu’ custom of gifting from the country’s cultural practices would not be considered disrespectful.
Coronavirus cases are increasing in French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawai‘i and Guam as the rest of the Pacific remains vigilant in efforts to keep the pandemic from spreading to their island havens.
People on remote Tokelau are expecting the imminent arrival of custom-made laboratory containers (pictured) that will enable them to check and test for Covid-19 on the territory.