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Parliament locked as Samoa turmoil continues

24 May 2021

Samoa's constitutional crisis deepened on Monday morning with the party that commands the majority of seats locked out of parliament, but still insisting it can form a government today.

The FAST party, its leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and a large number of supporters gathered in a tent on the lawn in front of parliament house in Apia, where there was a heavy police presence. The officers were unarmed and wearing green shirts, RNZ Pacific's correspondent said.

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Covid 19 - Excitement builds as Cook Islands travel bubble begins

18 May 2021

After more than a year, New Zealanders are finally able to travel to the Cook Islands without having to quarantine.

The first flight to Rarotonga is set to take off from Auckland Airport at about 8.45am this morning.

There will be daily flights between the two countries after that.

Air New Zealand chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty told First Up the crew are very excited about today's flight.

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Cooks MPs to get vaccination first as rollout set to begin

14 May 2021

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has announced this week that the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out will commence from next Tuesday.

Brown said with the support from New Zealand, they had managed to receive sufficient Pfizer vaccine to provide full coverage for the population.

All residents in the Cook Islands over the age of 16 years are eligible for vaccination.

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Rotumans celebrate language and culture 'together' amid Covid-19

10 May 2021

Aotearoa's Rotuman community is excited to celebrate their language and culture together this year.

Last year's Rotuman language week, New Zealand's third, was forced online because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year's theme for Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta - Rotuman Language Week - is Tutur häk ne måür lelei - the four pillars of life and wellbeing:

Måür Fak'ata (spiritual - a place of solace that gives meaning to life).

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Tahiti to reopen for international tourism tomorrow

03 May 2021

French Polynesia will tomorrow re-open its borders for quarantine-free travel.

Such access will be allowed for vaccinated tourists arriving from the United States who have tested negative for Covid-19 no more than three days before departure.

Air Tahiti Nui is relaunching its Los Angeles to Papeete service after a three-month break imposed by France as its pandemic worsened.

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New Zealand-Cook Islands travel bubble to start 17 May - PM Jacinda Ardern

03 May 2021

The Cook Islands bubble will open later this month, allowing two-way quarantine-free travel between both countries, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Cabinet ministers have this afternoon signed off on a 17 May start date, pending final confirmation by New Zealand's Director-General of Health and the Cook Islands Secretary of Health.

It will be subject to final checks such as airline and airport preparedness.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Two Weeks of  Glory with Paralympic Sport at the  2020 Tokyo Paralympic  Games.

Weekly coverage from the Cook Islands of  Club Rugby.. Men's Women's and 7's