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Palau’s celebrated marine sanctuary centre of election debate

04 Sep 2020

Coming up to the elections in Palau in November there is a rising tide of criticism over the marine protected area that's previously been considered a great national achievement.

The Palau National Marine Sanctuary has been celebrated as one of the world's most ambitious ocean conservation initiatives.

Known in Palau as a bul, it was designed to protect Palau's inshore fish stocks and to help ensure the sustainability of tuna in the Pacific.

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Covid-19 impact on children lifelong: UNICEF report

02 Sep 2020

The United Nations Children's Fund is warning the impact of Covid-19 on children extends far beyond the spheres of their physical health.

A new report released by the UN agency revealed the pandemic was having profound effects on children's mental health, social development, safety, privacy, economic security and beyond.

The report Humanitarian Action For Children also said the impact of the global crisis on children would be lifelong.

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Students stay home in Fiji because of water woes

01 Sep 2020

Tens of thousands of students in Fiji have been kept at home this week due to the escalating water crisis in the country.

Barry Omundson is the chief executive of the Water Authority in Fiji. Photo: Water Authority of Fiji

The Water Authority said an automatic transfer switch that ran raw water pumps to the Waila Water Treatment Plant burnt out and caused all five pumps to switch off.

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New king crowned on Mangaia in the Cooks

31 Aug 2020

The island of Mangaia in the Cook Islands came to a standstill yesterday for the coronation of its new king.

Tangi Tereapii was installed Numangatini Ariki at a packed ceremony and feast at Te Maruata-Nui-o-Numangatini Marae.

The Cook Islands News reports the celebration was attended by the whole island, as well as dignitaries from Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu.

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France accused of being partial as New Caledonia independence vote nears

28 Aug 2020

New Caledonia's UNI pro-independence party alleges the French state fails to be impartial in the lead-up to the October referendum on independence.

Its leader Louis Mapou said with just over a month to go until the vote, the top French administrative court is yet to rule on the use of the French flag in the referendum campaign.

Mapou said in a statement that the court had not replied to his side's challenge.

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US Secretary of Defense to make 'historic visit' to Palau

27 Aug 2020

The US Secretary of Defense is scheduled to visit Palau for five hours on Friday, with President Tommy Remengesau Junior calling it a historic visit from a high level official of the country's closest ally.

In a press conference, President Remengesau said there were a range of issues that could be discussed during Mark Esper's visit.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

 Oriana TV Election Special – Tupe sits down with 3 candidates from the Labour PartyNational Party and the Green Party

Hosted and moderated by Newshub National Correspondent Patrick Gower the leaders debate will see Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National Party Leader Judith Collins go head to head to debate the