Kiribati

NZ Air Force delivering critical freight to Kiribati and Fiji

Friday 29 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

A New Zealand Air Force Hercules is delivering crucial water infrastructure to help Kiribati cope with a severe drought.

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Kiribati 'cooking something with China', says former president

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

Former Kiribati president Anote Tong suspects a major agreement is "cooking" between Beijing and Tarawa after the country's decision to quit the Pacific Islands Forum.

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Kiribati exit from Pacific forum 'out of order' - former president

Monday 11 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

Kiribati's sudden withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum without wider political discussion by the government is out of order, the country's opposition leader and its first president Sir Ieremia Tabai says.

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Droughts on Kiribati are more frequent, last longer, and more intense says UN

Friday 17 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

The head of the UN in Kiribati says the drought situation affecting the country will continue to put more pressure on already water-stressed families and households in the coming months.

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Kiribati govt declares state of disaster due to severe drought

Tuesday 14 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

The Kiribati Government has declared a State of Disaster for the entire country because of drought.

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Commonwealth judges and lawyers speak out about action against Kiribati judge

Friday 10 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

Three Commonwealth legal agencies are speaking out about an investigation of a Kiribati judge by the country's president.

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Kiribati signs multiple deals to work more closely with China, govt says

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

Kiribati formalised up to 10 agreements with China "to further elevate cooperation" between the two countries following Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to the island last Friday.

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China's Wang Yi arrives in Kiribati for brief visit

Friday 27 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

China's foreign minister Wang Yi is in Kiribati and will be meeting with the country's President Taneti Maamau to discuss bilateral relations.

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Kiribati 'forced' to allow China visit says journalist

Thursday 26 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

A Pacific journalist believes the Kiribati government has been coerced by Beijing to accommodate China's foreign minister's visit on Friday.

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Remote areas in Kiribati get World Bank climate resilience boost

Monday 16 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

Communities in many of Kiribati's most remote areas will receive much-needed support for climate resilience as part of a new US$20 million climate change adaptation project.

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Covid-19 reveals gaps in Kiribati's health care system

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

A nationwide project is underway in Kiribati to address gaps in the country's health care system.

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Thousands without clean water in Kiribati

Monday 21 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

It's World Water Day and Childfund New Zealand is raising awareness about the issues people in Kiribati face with contaminated groundwater.

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Kiribati confirms more than 100 Covid-19 cases, prompting new govt restrictions

Wednesday 26 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

The Kiribati Health Ministry has confirmed that the atoll island has surpassed 100 Covid-19 cases after it recorded 37 new positive infections on Wednesday.

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Hopes Kiribati will maintain PIPA sanctuary

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Kiribati

Conservation International, one of the groups involved in the formation of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), is hoping Kiribati will maintain the marine sanctuary.

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New Zealand vows to help to get water to Kiribati islanders

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

As the people of the Kiribati island of Banaba again plead for a reliable water supply, New Zealand says it stands ready to help.

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RNZAF find missing Kiribati sailors

Wednesday 6 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Kiribati, Regional

An aircrew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Orion have located two people who were reported overdue from a trip to Maiana Island in Kiribati.

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