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Cook Islands' Te Maeva Nui returns to NZ

15 Mar 2021

The Cook Islands biggest cultural festival, Te Maeva Nui, returning to Auckland after it was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2019, the event was held in Aotearoa for the first time in its more than 50-year history.

Organiser Kim Marsters said her team was optimistic the two-day festival would go ahead as scheduled in July.

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Somare family in isolation in PNG as they mourn

10 Mar 2021

The family of former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, is in isolation for seven days amid the surge in Covid-19 infections in Port Moresby.

The late Sir Michael Somare Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The family is in mourning after the death of Sir Michael 11 days ago.

His funeral is scheduled for Friday in Port Moresby after which he will be flown to Wewak for burial.

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Obituary: Sir Michael Somare, PNG founding father and consensus builder

07 Mar 2021

Papua New Guineans are mourning the loss of the man who was the central figure in the country's passage to independence.

Sir Michael Somare died early this morning in Port Moresby after being diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer and admitted to hospital a week ago.

 

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People told to remain vigilant despite Pacific tsunami warning downgrade

05 Mar 2021

Nations and territories around the Pacific have cancelled or downgraded the tsunami advisory issued this morning, following a second major earthquake off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands, but locals have been told to remain vigilant.

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Vanuatu and New Caledonia launch safe travel Tamtam Bubble

21 Feb 2021

Vanuatu's prime minister has announced the creation of a safe travel bubble between Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

From April, the so-called 'Tamtam Bubble' will allow easier travel between the covid-free Melanesian neighbours.

Travel will be restricted to Vanuatu's main island of Efate.

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Cyclone Yasa damage to Fiji worth nearly $US250m

16 Feb 2021

Cyclone Yasa caused an estimated loss of almost $US250 million to infrastructure, livelihoods and agriculture, Fiji's government said.

The category five storm left four people dead and thousands homeless when it hit the country in December.

Speaking in Parliament, the Disaster Management Minister Inia Seruiratu said about 139,000 people and 31,000 households were directly affected by the super storm.

Seruiratu said more than 8000 homes were destroyed.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Talanoa With Tupe" had the great privilege of sitting down with Cook Islands Prime Minister Hon. Mark Brown for a wide-ranging talanoa.

Hosted and created by Sara Jane Elika ‘Soul Sessions’ is an exploration into the gospel music scene in Aotearoa with a focus on Pacific musicians and artists.