Regional

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Thursday March 15, 2018

TWO CHILDREN KILLED BY CYCLONE HOLA

VANUATU – Two school children drowned trying to cross a swollen river in Vanuatu on the island of Santo during Cyclone Hola last Friday.

Damage to infrastructure severe

Thursday March 15, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Damage assessment in Papua New Guinea’s earthquake-hit Southern Highlands province has confirmed widespread devastation to public infrastructure.

Curfew not helping recovery

Thursday March 15, 2018

TONGA – A Tongan businessman is angry local authorities have extended a curfew around the capital of Nuku‘alofa.

Sprinter to miss out on Games

Thursday March 15, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – When the Papua New Guinea team marches into the stadium at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Australia in April, there will be one notable absentee – the track queen of the Pacific, Toea Wisil.

Transport upgrades backed

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Wellingtonians are keen to see more tunnels in the city and light rail introduced to make the journey between Ngauranga and the airport and hospital easier. Feedback on the Let’s Get Wellington Moving initiative has been put together in a report.

Vegans want approval tick

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Ground up insects, animal bile and bit of bones – also known as E numbers 120, 1000 and 542 – are just some of the ingredients vegans are constantly checking food labels for.

Strike forces port closure

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Striking workers have forced Lyttelton Port to close and will cause serious supply shortages, the port company says.

Call for NZ Wars holiday

Wednesday March 14, 2018

School students whose petition led to a national day of commemoration for the New Zealand wars are now asking for a public holiday to mark the occasion. At the weekend, Nga Puhi hosted the first major commemorations of the New Zealand wars, or Te Putake o Te Riri, in Northland.

NEW ZEALAND – World champion and award-winning shearer John Kirkpatrick is worried about the future of shearing as both a profession and as a sport.

Page 8 of 309