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Fiji minister says pandemic forcing more Fijians into global crime gangs

Wednesday 3 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The Fijian government says covid-19 has crippled Pacific law enforcement agencies' efforts to effectively respond to trans-national crimes.

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Dentist wants action to reverse high levels of child tooth decay

Thursday 28 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A paediatric dentist in Fiji is dedicating his career to improving dental health outcomes for the South Pacific.

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'Deafening silence' on democratic deficit in Pacific

Tuesday 26 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A Fijian political leader is calling out the Australian and New Zealand governments on their "deafening silence" on human rights issues in the region.

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USP unions call on Fiji Govt to stop inquiry demands and pay debt

Friday 22 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The two unions representing staff at the University of the South Pacific are calling on the Fiji Government to honour the decisions of their parliament and pay the outstanding subsidy due to the university.

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Debt to hamper Fiji's post-Covid-19 recovery - Neelesh Gounder

Thursday 21 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's post-Covid-19 recovery will be a "slow process" due to the debt burden faced by the country, according to University of the South Pacific academic Dr Neelesh Gounder.

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Fiji gender equality and violence reduction programme gets $12.6m

Wednesday 13 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The government has announced it will give $12.6 million to the Fiji Gender Action Programme to boost support and services for curbing violence against women.

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Fijians hoping for smooth power transfer if govt loses election

Tuesday 5 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

New research has found Fijians are concerned whether there'll be a smooth transfer of power should the government lose in this year's general elections.

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Fiji sprinter secures Mini Games gold as Tonga bags shot put win

Thursday 23 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji athletics star Banuve Tabakaucoro swept to victory in the men's 100 metres title at the Pacific Mini Games in the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Coastal communities in Fiji affected by ocean flooding

Wednesday 15 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The national disaster management office in Fiji is urging coastal communities to continue to exercise caution today after recent ocean flooding events.

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Russian superyacht leaves Fiji for US following a court ruling

Thursday 9 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A Russian-owned superyacht docked in Fiji left for the United States on Tuesday after a Fiji court ordered its removal, saying it was a waste of money to maintain amid legal wrangling over its seizure.

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Sio heads to Fiji as government faces pressure over China

Tuesday 31 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Pacific Minister Aupito William Sio is set to travel to Fiji tomorrow, while Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta is under increased pressure over Pacific relationships.

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Super Rugby: Pacific flair to end the new boys’ seasons

Tuesday 31 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Talk about saving the best for last: Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua both ended their seasons in fine style over the weekend - with the Drua mounting a stunning comeback to fall one point short against the Chiefs, while Moana Pasifika pulled off a huge upset over the Brumbies.

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Stoush blamed on exclusion of Silktails' players from Fiji World Cup squad

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji

An extended squad of 50 players has been named to represent the Fiji Bati at the men's Rugby League World Cup in October, but not one player from the currently Australia-based Kaiviti Silktails has been included.

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Fiji acts to protect against potential outbreak of monkeypox

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's Ministry of Health is putting in place strategies to protect Fiji from Monkeypox.

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Community group slams Fiji minister as out of touch over food costs

Friday 20 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The head of a community development organisation in Fiji has criticised a government minister for telling people to "learn to make adjustments" to avoid feeling the impacts of rising food prices in the country.

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Surgery puts Fijian Drua captain out of match against Crusaders

Thursday 19 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Captain Meli Derenalagi will miss the Fijian Drua's clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.

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Human Rights group slams Fijian police after the arrest of US man

Tuesday 3 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A human rights group has criticised the actions of Fijian police saying officers breached the basic rights of a man they recently arrested.

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Fiji political polls point to a shift in allegiances says Fijian academic

Thursday 28 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Campaigning is underway for the general election in Fiji and early predictions are pointing to a shift in allegiances.

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Fijiana Drua claim Super W title in epic Grand Final

Tuesday 26 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The Fijiana Drua have claimed their first Super Rugby W title in a thrilling 32-26 victory over the four-time champion NSW Waratahs at AAMI Park in Melbourne..

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Court orders oligarch's superyacht to stay in Fiji

Wednesday 20 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A Fijian court has granted an order to prevent a luxury vessel owned by a Russian oligarch from leaving the country.

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