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Pre-school teachers in American Samoa wait for pay

14 Oct 2020

About 50 early childhood teachers in American Samoa claim they are owed pay and are "getting the run-around" from the government.

The group said they had not been paid for four weeks of summer workshops they attended.

Two of the teachers said the HeadStart workshops were federally funded and they were promised payment before the start of the new school year.

However that had not happened.

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Cook Islands makes appointments to Seabed Minerals Advisory Committee

13 Oct 2020

The Cook Islands government has created an advisory committee to provide community perspectives on the controversial issue of seabed mining.

The government said it had brought together six people representing religious, cultural, environmental, sporting, youth and academic viewpoints.

They full committee is Bishop Tutai Pere, Makiuti Tongia, Sam Napa, Makiroa Mitchell, George George Williamson and Maru Mariri.

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Pangu candidate wins PNG's Goroka by-election

12 Oct 2020

The long-delayed Goroka by-election in Papua New Guinea has concluded, with Aiye Tambua of the ruling Pangu Party winning the seat.

Conducted under the limited preferential voting system, the election went down to elimination.

Tambua edged out the former MP Bire Kimisopa, leader of the New Generation Party, who finished in second.

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Pacific broadcasters thrive in television training initiative

05 Oct 2020

More than 120 journalists from 10 Pacific nations are participating in a new training programme to help the region strengthen their news services.

Broadcasters from Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Federated States of Micronesia are currently in week 3 of the 10-week training programme.

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Cook Islands parliament electing new PM

01 Oct 2020

The Cook Islands parliament is sitting to elect a new prime minister, as Henry Puna stands down after a decade in the job.

His deputy and preferred successor, Mark Brown, is likely to be voted in at a vote of confidence this afternoon.

Parliament's public gallery is packed out with flowers and supporters of Mr Puna and Mr Brown.

Puna has resigned from the job to contest for the role of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum.

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Call for Pacific tourism to diversify as Covid-19 cripples industry

30 Sep 2020

Pacific nations and territories have been urged to diversify their tourism sector to meet new market demands amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Monday, tourism in the region received a boost with an economic-resilience grant of almost $US20,000 from the United States.

Accepting the donation, head of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Chris Cocker said the funds can help implement effective responses to the industry.

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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.