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Iwi radio needs more funds

Friday March 09, 2018

The 21 iwi radio stations that make up Te Whakaruruhau o Nga Irirangi Maori, or the Maori Radio Network, have told the Maori Affairs Select Committee that current government funding is only enough to get by, but not enough to thrive.

NEW ZEALAND – Severe weather has caused flooding and disruption  for parts of the central North Island.

NEW ZEALAND – A Christchurch company is offering hard cash to employees who bike to work everyday in a bid to energise staff and move the city away from a reliance on cars.

Tuna cannery penalised

Friday March 09, 2018

AMERICAN SAMOA – American Samoa tuna cannery StarKist has been handed a multi-million penalty by a US federal court.

Doctors facing burn out

Friday March 09, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The doctor who is in charge of the medical response in Papua New Guinea’s earthquake-devastated Hela Province says his team is close to burning out, with backup yet to arrive.

Airport standoff intensifies

Friday March 09, 2018

SAMOA – Families refusing to relocate to allow for an extension to Samoa’s Faleolo International Airport may be charged with trespass.

Pacific Briefs

Friday March 09, 2018

ACCUSATIONS FLY OVER TONGA ARRESTS

PNG faces long road to recovery

Friday March 09, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea faces a long road to recovery after the February 26 earthquake that hit the nation’s rugged highlands more than 10 days ago, with the death toll now believed to have climbed to more than 100.

NEW CALEDONIA – People in New Caledonia’s Loyalty Island group are preparing for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Hola.

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