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Tahiti link still an option for South America - Australia cable

04 Aug 2020

French Polynesia may be linked to a cable planned between South America and Australia.

The OPT telecommunications company said discussions were continuing with Chile to consider a hook-up for French Polynesia.

Last month, reports suggested that the planned cable would be laid between Chile, New Zealand and Australia but bypassing French Polynesia.

However, the OPT said a decision was not expected before December.

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Rights group says refugees detained in PNG at risk of Covid-19

03 Aug 2020

Australia's Human Rights Law Centre says the Australian Government must ensure the safety of people it is detaining in Papua New Guinea.

It said it was making the call as PNG's Pandemic Response Controller warned a coronavirus outbreak could overwhelm the health system within days.

There are currently more than 175 people in PNG and 185 in Nauru detained under Australia's offshore detention scheme.

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Pleas for a Pacific travel bubble as tourist cash evaporates

31 Jul 2020

Pacific Island states are looking at risky money making opportunities as they desperately seek ways to revive their economies hit hard by Covid-19.

Tourism keeps many countries and territories such as the Cook Islands afloat but the hotels and resorts have been empty since last March when borders were closed.

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Netball World Youth Cup in Fiji postponed

30 Jul 2020

Next year's Netball World Youth Cup in Fiji has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision comes only weeks after qualifying events in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Oceania were cancelled, with the remaining spots determined via world ranking points.

The World Youth Cup was scheduled to be held in Suva in June, with Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands set to represent the Pacific.

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Covid-19: Cook Islands to New Zealand air-bridge delayed again

28 Jul 2020

By Jonathan Milne of Cook Islands News

The Cook Islands and New Zealand governments have again delayed announcing details of an air-bridge between the two countries.

The New Zealand Cabinet was understood to be discussing plans today for the first relaxation of the borders of New Zealand and Cook Islands, expected in a matter of weeks.

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Concerns over lack of funding for Bilingual programmes in Pacific Education plan

27 Jul 2020

There are concerns in New Zealand that a newly launched Pacific Education action plan doesn't go far enough.

Last week Associate Minister for Education, Jenny Salesa, launched the 10 year plan that looks to support Pacific learners and families to achieve their educational dreams.

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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