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Bula - welcome to Fiji

01 Dec 2021

Fiji is reopening to tourists today with four plane loads of approximately 800 people expected over the first 24 hours of the country reopening its borders to international tourists.

Welcome Home to Fiji which is 'Open For Happiness'. That is the message Tourism Fiji and its stakeholders are selling to holiday makers in its Travel Partner Countries.

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RNZAF HERCULES TRANSPORTS PPE, MEDICAL SUPPLIES IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

01 Dec 2021

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft and personnel to transport PPE and medical supplies to provinces in Papua New Guinea.

The stores were being held in warehouses in Port Moresby but getting the supplies from the capital to provincial areas has been a major challenge for local authorities.

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Cooks PM repeats calls for international recognition of climate debt

22 Nov 2021

The Cook Islands Prime Minister is calling on the international finance community to recognise the debt small island states are taking on for climate adaptation and mitigation.

Mark Brown said because the world's largest emitters refuse to phase out coal and because COP26 failed to deliver any positive climate finance outcomes, countries like his have to dig deep into their own pockets to prepare themselves for the impact of climate change.

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NZ sends medical team to PNG as Covid-19 overwhelms its health system

16 Nov 2021

A New Zealand medical and logistics support team with essential supplies to assist Papua New Guinea with its Covid-19 crisis have departed New Zealand.

Associate Foreign Minister Aupito William Sio said the PNG government has formally requested humanitarian and medical support from partner governments to respond to the health crisis, with rising case numbers, hospitalisations and deaths due to the current Delta surge.

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New Zealand vows to help to get water to Kiribati islanders

15 Nov 2021

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

Banaba, which frequently experiences drought conditions, has no sources of water apart from rainfall.

This year alone it has been through two dry spells, the most recent happening now.

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Flights to restart to Wallis and Futuna

09 Nov 2021

Wallis and Futuna will reopen its air links to New Caledonia next week after their suspension two months ago because of Covid-19 community outbreaks in both territories.

The French prefect of Wallis and Futuna Herve Jonathan said the Covid-19 response committee has decided unanimously to allow a first flight on November 18th.

The committee found that the pandemic has eased, and New Caledonia is again in a position to receive patients who cannot be treated in Wallis.

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