Talanoa With Tupe" had the great privilege of sitting down with Cook Islands Prime Minister Hon. Mark Brown for a wide-ranging talanoa.
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The Pacific has presented a united front to world leaders at the UN General Assembly this year.
In an unprecedented virtual edition, the 75th instalment of the assembly was conducted through pre-recorded leader's statements and online meeting rooms.
Climate Change, Ocean conservation and debt relief amid the Covid-19 pandemic were some of the recurring themes raised by Pacific leaders.
The University of the South Pacific says New Zealand and Australia have reaffirmed their financial support to the regional institution.
Last week, Fiji suspended its grants to the USP.
New Zealand and Australia are also part of the university's governing council.
Earlier this year, Australia announced it was with-holding its funding over allegations of mismanagement reported by Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia.
A free WIFI project for Samoan schools is being called illegal by the government.
The project involves a private communication company working with a new political party chaired by former cabinet minister and speaker, La'auli Leuatea Polata'ivao Schmidt.
Launched in Savai'i with a future roll-out planned across the country, the project aims to provide free internet connection for students to aid their education.
Over 200 French officials have gone into quarantine in New Caledonia after arriving from France to help supervise next month's independence referendum.
The 235 personnel are required to spend two weeks in government-run facilities before they are allowed to be deployed to the 241 polling stations.
A further 13 magistrates will be drawn from New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna, which has a quarantine-free air link to Noumea.
The last of the Bougainville presidential votes have been counted but electoral officials still have days of work ahead of them before the winner can be announced.
They need to do reconciliation and then start the elimination process, required under the proportional voting system used in Bougainville.
Currently, former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander, Ishmael Toroama, had a substantial lead of more than 8,000 votes over second placed Simon Dumarinu.
Palau President Tommy Remengesau has confirmed his country will host an in-person meeting among the leaders of Kiribati, Nauru, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.
Mr Remengesau said while details of the planned Micronesian Presidents' Summit were still being ironed out, the leaders were aiming to meet in October.