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PACIFIC BRIEFS - 30/04/2018

Monday April 30, 2018

DENGUE OUTBREAK ‘NO CAUSE FOR PANIC’

FRENCH POLYNESIA – French Polynesia’s Tahoeraa party says there have been a number of irregularities on part of the ruling Tapura party in the first round of voting for a new territorial assembly and complaints will be lodged.

Fishermen supplied with EPBs

Monday April 30, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand aid programme is in the process of equipping Pacific fishermen with electronic locator beacons.

PACIFIC – As the world watches to see the outcome of a proposed denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States, islands in the middle of the Pacific are hoping it will mean a stop to the constant threat of a nuclear attack.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 28/04/2018

Monday April 30, 2018

FLIGHTS SUSPENDED AFTER EMERGENCY

AUSTRALIA – Coral reefs are under threat if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, new research has shown.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Sitting at the collision point of several tectonic plates, Papua New Guinea is ranked the 10th most disaster-prone country in the world and is regularly rattled by earthquakes.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister says his country is looking to draw on Australia’s expertise to better respond to future natural disasters after the massive earthquake that devastated PNG’s Highlands in February.

PACIFIC – An all-female crew of sailors, scientists and film-makers are set to cross the Pacific later this year to research plastic pollution.

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