French Polynesia

Flosse accuses France of causing his 'political death'

Friday 14 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's former president Gaston Flosse says he is in mourning because the French state has signed his political death by banning him from political office for five years for abusing public funds.

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French Polynesia Covid-19 numbers on the rise again

Tuesday 11 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia, with 179 new cases reported over the last five days.

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Air Moana to fly across French Polynesia

Tuesday 11 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's newest domestic airline has started recruiting staff in the hope of launching flights in April.

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Tahiti to host 2027 Pacific Games

Monday 8 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

It's a case of third time lucky for Tahiti after winning the bid to host the 2027 Pacific Games.

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Pro-independence party joins French Polynesia anti-vax march

Monday 25 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira party has joined a march against the new law making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for healthcare staff and those working with the public.

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French Polynesia vaccination law to be amended

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch says the vaccination law will be amended as opposition to any form of compulsion continues.

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Hao fish farm project endorsed by Tahiti government

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

The French Polynesian government says the fish farm project of the Chinese company Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods on Hao atoll is a unique opportunity to get engaged in the blue economy.

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UN invited to French Polynesia as decolonisation stalled

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's government says the United Nations is welcome to send a team to assess the territory as the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira party has repeated its calls for France to allow its decolonisation under the auspices of the UN.

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Covid-19 in French Polynesia claims another 13 lives

Saturday 11 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Another 13 people with Covid-19 in French Polynesia have died, raising the death toll to 551.

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Record methamphetamine seizure at Tahiti airport

Thursday 2 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Customs officers in French Polynesia have made their biggest-ever single seizure of methamphetamine.

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