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Coronavirus on fishing vessels raises concern of rights abuses

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

An Ecuadorian fishing vessels with a Covid-19 positive crew has left French Polynesia’s waters. The ship Charo had been off the Marquesas islands where a seriously ill fisherman was last week transferred to a rescue team which flew him to Tahiti’s main hospital.


Wage support needed for tourism sector

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

The Pacific Tourism Organisation wants to see wage support for the struggling tourism sector in the region, as the Covid-19 pandemic leaves long-term economic damage in its wake.


Pacific urged to reset economies post-Covid

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Pacific islands that rely on tourism should reset their economies and invest in sustainable industries and migrant workers to better weather the impact of disease and disaster, according to a senior United Nations official.


Critically-ill teacher 'one in a million'

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Health

Apii Te Uki Ou has announced a fundraiser this Friday, to support teachers Grace Archer and Theo Warrick.


Fiji Airways sackings highlight urgency of Pacific travel bubble

Tuesday 26 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Fiji Airways’ decision to let go nearly 800 staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of establishing a Pacific travel bubble as soon as possible, an aviation expert says.


Norman George: Some organic lightbulbs to chew on

Tuesday 26 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Food for thought, or screaming in the wind? The arguments for weaponising the economy.


Jean Mason: All brains, young or old, are vulnerable

Tuesday 26 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, Once in a while you have to put your trust in your MPs to do the right thing –this is why we voted for them.


Former prime minister charged with corruption

Monday 25 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Papua New Guinea’s former prime minister Peter O’Neill has been charged with suspicion of misappropriation, abuse of office and official corruption.


'I heard a loud bang and woke up'

Saturday 23 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Local

Papa Teina Ataera Snr built his home 60 years ago for his new wife, the late Rangi Wichman. On Thursday afternoon, it burnt to the ground.


Friends donate $20,000 for sick teacher

Saturday 23 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Local

The family of Rarotonga teacher Grace Archer has set up a fundraising page to help support her recovery.


Australia gives support to include Fiji in trans-Tasman bubble

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Australia has said it would support Fiji's bid to join a potential trans-Tasman travel bubble amid the Covid-19 pandemic, RNZP reports.


Norman George: Tactful advice to our leaders

Tuesday 19 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

More sage advice to entertain and inspire our kopu tangata quarantined at the Edgewater Resort.


Papua province Covid-19 case increase

Monday 18 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Indonesia's Papua province has rocketed past four hundred, reports RNZP.


New Covid case further delays US aircraft carrier

Monday 18 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

The US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which has been stuck in Guam for the past month, is struggling to get free of Covid-19.


Worrying time for 60,000 mothers

Monday 18 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

More than 60,000 babies are expected to be born in the Pacific Island countries in the 40 week period since the global pandemic was declared on March 11, UNICEF has revealed.


No infections for four weeks but Covid restrictions remain

Monday 18 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Fiji’s prime minister has announced the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions in the country despite almost a month without a new case.


Chris Denny: Govt money is running out

Monday 18 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, The worst is still to come!


Ruta Tangiiau Mave : NZ Māori are tourists who appreciate us

Monday 18 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Why are we targeting distant continental markets, when we could be inviting our New Zealand Māori cousins over to appreciate our cultural tourism?


Kelvin Passfield : How to survive a pandemic

Saturday 16 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Environment

OPINION: Well it is now looking very much like we have come through the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed, apart from the ongoing economic fall-out of course.


Clubs allowed to reopen, but challenge six o'clock swill

Saturday 16 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Local

Clubs have been given the green light to open their doors and begin serving alcohol again today – but only until 6pm.


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