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Air New Zealand signs Government deal to take cargo to the world

Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Air New Zealand Cargo is entering a partnership with the Government to ensure critical cargo transport lines are maintained.


Islands want piece of trans-Tasman bubble

Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

As Australia and New Zealand look ahead to loosening their borders with each other in the wake of the Covid-19 emergency, there is increasing pressure to allow Pacific Islands to join a proposed “trans-Tasman bubble”.


Marine reserve locks up tuna

Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

NIUE – One of the architects of Niue’s newly formalised Moana Mahu marine reserve, says it includes two outstanding commitments.


Pa'ua to the people, no more

Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Weekend

Cook Islanders will no longer be permitted to send pa'ua to family and friends overseas, after new evidence revealing just how depleted the populations are. Rachel Reeves reports.


Andy Kirkwood: Sludge!

Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, Cook Islands News has identified a challenge (“Cook Islands waste worsens in Covid-19 slowdown,”April 18) that faces many small island states on the path to developed status.


Ani O'Neill: Our little island must quit smoking

Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Environment

OPINION: Personally, I am so over burning. This week has been especially bad in our village, as we prepared for tutaka by cleaning our homes and surroundings to help stop the dengue outbreak in Rarotonga.


Aviation safety sector works together to respond to TC Harold

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

PORT VILA, Vanuatu: The Pacific Aviation Safety Office and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu are working together with Vanuatu’s civil aviation operators to ensure Vanuatu’s commercial chartered aircraft are meeting international airworthiness safety standards as they respond to Tropical Cyclone Harold.


Awards postponed

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

PASIFIKA – A mix of newcomers, old hands, and Polynesian heavy metallers are among the finalists for this year’s Pacific Music Awards.


Fijian youth most likely to suffer

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

FIJI – A youth leader in Fiji says young people are likely to suffer most in a post-Covid-19 world with more than 150,000 workers already impacted across the country.


Over 500 fly home to Easter Island

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

EASTER ISLAND – Over 500 people have been repatriated from continental Chile to Rapa Nui, or Easter Island.


Niue achieves historic conservation milestone

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

As the region remains distracted by the enormity of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Niue has pressed ahead and this week formalised the creation of an enormous marine reserve.


Don Carlaw: Police flag

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, I fail to understand why the police find it necessary to stop all traffic moving past their building during their daily flag raising ceremony.


Wilkie Rasmussen: Government must call a new election

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, This Covid -19 phenomenon exposes the failures of the Government with regard to economics. There is no export in agriculture, in black pearls, in fish, in arts and crafts and so on.


Rapa Nui cautious to avoid further cases of Covid-19 as repatriation flights begin

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Officials on Rapa Nui, or Chilean administered Easter Island, are being cautious to avoid further cases of Covid-19 as repatriation flights begin from the mainland.


Fiji stresses ambition as “more urgent than ever” in light of covid-19 crisis and impact of TC Harold

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

As Pacific Small Island Developing States cope with both the aftermath of severe Cyclone Harold and the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiji has led a global push for greater multilateral solidarity and support to brace vulnerable countries for devastating public health and economic impacts.


Call for Samoa PM to delay controversial bills

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Two political parties in Samoa have called on the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to delay passing controversial bills, RNZ reports.


Bars and clubs make plea to PM

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

The Tonga Bar Club and Restaurant Association has added its weight to a call for the government to ease the six-week-long Covid-19 restrictions.


Tongan businesses want economy to 'get moving'

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Businesses in Tonga are calling on the government there to ease Covid-19 restrictions to get the economy moving again.


Carlo Ignacio: The tree of life in your brekkie bowl

Friday 1 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Art

Kia Orana, My name is Carlo Ignacio and I am the head chef at Little Polynesian Restaurant.


Malaria adds to Vanuatu's woes

Wednesday 29 April 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

VANUATU – Vanuatu health authorities have another challenge to deal with after a local outbreak of malaria in the northern province of Torba following Tropical Cyclone Harold.


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