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Samoa welcomes five temporary judges from NZ

16 Aug 2021

The Samoan Judicial Commission has appointed five temporary judges from the New Zealand High Court to assist the local bench.

In a press release yesterday the Commission said the judges were sworn in via video link 11 August by the Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II from his official residence at Vailele.

Justices Robert Fisher, Peter Blanchard, Rhys Harrison, Rodney Hansen and Raynor Asher have been appointed for two year terms.

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Bougainville independence is biggest issue facing PNG - PM

13 Aug 2021

The possible independence of Bougainville is the greatest challenge Papua New Guinea faces, the PNG Prime Minister James Marape says.

The sanctity of the union of PNG as one country was very important, Marape said, and the issue was a bigger than Covid-19, the economy or other challenges.

Marape said parliament will soon need to address the autonomous region's quest for independence.

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Tupou Patia-Brogan: Inspiring footballers in the Cook Islands

11 Aug 2021

Two Cook Islands football teams achieved a major milestone during a week-long tour of Aotearoa last month.

The Under 15 boy's and Under 16 girl's teams each played four games across the Auckland region, ending a 16 month stretch without international football matches in Oceania because of the global pandemic.

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Pacific Islands Forum marks 50th anniversary

09 Aug 2021

The Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Henry Puna, says Friday's meeting honours the leaders who set up the organisation, 50 years ago.

The leaders of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Samoa together with Australia and New Zealand met in Wellington from 5th-7th August 1971. This was the first South Pacific Forum meeting.

At the time, the only regional organisation established was the South Pacific Commission which was created in 1947.

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Ardern announces RSE workers allowed one-way quarantine-free travel

03 Aug 2021

Seasonal workers from Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu will be allowed into the country without having to go into managed isolation from September, the government says.

In a post-Cabinet media briefing this afternoon, Ardern announced Cabinet had made the decision to allow Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from those countries to travel one way, without using MIQ.

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Ardern gives formal apology on behalf of government for Dawn Raids

02 Aug 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today gave a formal and unreserved apology on behalf of the government for the Dawn Raids which she said left Pacific communities feeling "targeted and terrorised".

Ardern delivered the speech as part of a three and a half hour ceremony in front of more than 1000 people at the Auckland Town Hall.

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