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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

A Tonga regional airport set to grow; 20 people quarantined in Samoa; and Fiji tourism set for boost

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In brief: More news from around the Pacific for October 20th

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Call in Australia for detainees to be released after multiple Covid cases; Samoan Minister speaks out after drunk driving episode; Illegal mining on Kiribati coast increasing; Cook Islanders arriving to work in Southland meat works

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Date for Samoa by-elections changed; Covid-19 death toll increases in PNG as team from Australia arrive to help; Funeral homes in PNG's Goroka and Lae stop receiving bodies of those who died from Covid-19; Samoa MP slapped with fine by District Court

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Pacific Forum welcomes NZ climate aid boost, urges collective action

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The head of the Pacific Islands Forum says New Zealand's climate aid boost augurs well heading into COP26, and is pushing all developed countries to meet climate funding commitments made in Paris in 2015.

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Aftershocks of Covid-19 threaten to undo gains across Pacific says report

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be undone due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Death toll rises in Hawaii; MP shocked at hunger on Bougainville island; and Marshalls' census nearly finished

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UN resolution on Climate Change rapporteur a boost for Pacific

Saturday 16 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has welcomed the latest UN Human Rights Council vote for a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change.

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Saturday 16 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Samoa's opposition leader says members have not been paid; CNMI welcomes visitors again; Vaccination campaign targetting young Pasifika in Porirua underway

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Nearly 300 Ni-Vanautu workers arrive in New Zealand; A dozen cyclones forecast for Pacific; 391 new cases of Covid-19 in the past seven days in Fiji.

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Samoa by-elections set for November 12; Former CNMI cop jailed for possessing child pornography; Gender and ethnic pay gaps in New Zealand wide; Thousands of year 12 and 13 students in Fiji will return to classroom next month

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Covid-19 claims another three lives in French Polynesia; Two men killed in separate crocodile attacks in Solomon Islands; Pandora Papers: Samoa to investigate Australian accountant link

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Tonga police noticing an increase in drug cases; Legal action filed against Vanuatu's President; Widodo visit to Papua criticised; Samoa govt look to repatriate Samoa students in Fiji; CNMI acquires 2 new COVID testing machines

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The Northern Mariana Islands has now reported its third Covid related death.

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Thursday 7 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Halt the vaccines call; anaesthetic investigation after deaths; and Apia market plan ditched

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

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

Vaccination continues in Fiji for targeted youth population; Concerns over forcible dispersal of Papua protest in Jakarta; Police reports six dead from tribal fight in Papua

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Jail over political roadblock; vaccination target in Solomon Islands; and Samoan Parliament staffer suspended over online comments

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China slashes its aid to the Pacific

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

China has dramatically scaled back its aid to the Pacific in the past two years.

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Monday 4 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Two men missing at sea in Solomon Islands have landed in PNG; Cook Islands govt wants to vaccinate target youth population before opening borders to NZ; Vanuatu health director flags mandatory vaccination; Forum keen to host Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones in the Pacific

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Friday 1 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Samoa Airlines explains delay; Samoan sailors head for work abroad; Tongan brothers killed in US city; Tongan brothers killed in US city

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New multimedia segment for Pasifika on mental health

Thursday 30 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

A new mental health segment led by Pacific organisations has launched online and on air this week to address mental health concerns in the Pasifika community.

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