Articles by RNZ

Culture without language – a seed planted in shallow earth

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Opinion

New Zealand-born Cook Islander Brandon Mataio Jammae Ulfsby shares his journey of relearning o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani as the annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week started yesterday in NZ.


Fiji govt urged to scrap plan to amend Land Bill

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The political tussle amid a worsening Covid-19 crisis continues in Fiji.


Fiji reports 1163 new cases, six deaths - including a baby

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

An 11-month-old baby is among the latest victims of Covid-19 in Fiji, health authorities said.


Fiji set to get vaccines from NZ following Medsafe approval

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Half a million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will soon be on its way to Fiji after approval from New Zealand's medical authority.


Fiji dedicates 7s win to people back home

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji has dedicated its Olympic rugby sevens win to the people back home who are struggling amidst the country's Covid-19 health crisis.


Covid-19: Fiji death toll continues to rise as 1057 new cases confirmed

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's confirmed Covid-19 positive cases shot back to four digits with the country's Health Ministry reporting 1057 new infections in the 24 hours to 8am yesterday.


Samoa's new cabinet meets to set budget

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's first woman prime minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa, is holding the first cabinet meeting of the country's new government today.


Vanuatu minister fined for being drunken nuisance on plane

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Supreme Court has ordered the Minister of Climate Change to pay a fine of over $US2,600 and carry out 120 hours of community work for breaching civil aviation rules.


Covid-19 in Fiji: New curfew hours for Fiji as more deaths, cases confirmed

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's main island of Viti Levu has been issued with new curfew hours amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the country.


Opposition to Marquesas UNESCO bid

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

An heir to the last queen of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands has asked the French president Emmanuel Macron not to endorse the archipelago's bid to become another of France's UNESCO World Heritage site.


Connecting Cook Islands youth to their roots

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Culture, National

Te Maeva Nui New Zealand 2021 kicked off on Thursday (Cook Islands time) in Tāmaki Makaurau, celebrating the best of Cook Islands dance, language, culture and food.

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Samoa's FAST down to work

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in

Samoa's new FAST Party government got down to work on Saturday morning, meeting with the heads of government departments, more than 100 days after it had won the election.


Cook Islands come up short against Tonga in Rugby World Cup playoff

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Tonga are through to the Asia/Pacific playoff for a place at the 2023 World Cup in France after beating the Cook Islands 54-10 in Pukekohe on Saturday.

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Samoa's Tuilaepa not conceding he's lost

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The outgoing prime minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is refusing to concede that he lost the election.


Team Cook Islands travel without physio

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Team Cook Islands is still adjusting to life under Covid-19 restrictions at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Covid-19 in Fiji: 15 more deaths, 918 positive cases confirmed

Thursday 22 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

That compares to 1,091 infections and 21 deaths in the previous 24-hour period.


Hundreds march in support of Samoan judiciary

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

More than 500 people are estimated to have taken part in a march in support of the Samoan Judiciary and calling for an end to the current political stand-off between two political parties.


Dreaming big ahead of Tonga clash

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Cook Islands rugby team believe they can cause an upset in Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Tonga in Pukekohe, south of Auckland.

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Fiji govt unveils $US1.78 billion Covid-19 Budget

Saturday 17 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's National Budget worth $US1.78 billion announced on Friday night is designed with three objectives, all of it linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Niue achieves herd immunity for covid

Wednesday 14 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Niue, Regional

Niue has been praised for achieving Covid-19 herd immunity status. The island, with a population of about 1500, has now vaccinated almost 100 percent of its target group.


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