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Samoa Govt allows Tokelau contract worker repatriation

11 Sep 2020

Samoa has approved a petition from the Tokelauan government to allow a special trip to the atolls to repatriate contract workers island as well as Samoans wanting to return home.

Approval had also been given to allow Tokelauan students to be repatriated from New Zealand and to travel directly to Tokelau after arrival in Samoa.

The approval was given by Cabinet this week along with other additions to the current Covid-19 State of Emergency orders.

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Covid-19: voluntary redundancies at Air Tahiti Nui

10 Sep 2020

More than 100 employees of Air Tahiti have agreed to accept voluntary redundacy as French Polynesia's flag carrier grapples with the downturn in tourism.

The carrier is to shed 13 pilots and 40 cabin crew as well as ground staff - six months after the airline suspended flights because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Air Tahiti Nui resumed flights to the US and France in July but services to Asia and New Zealand remain suspended.

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Sport: Oceania Sevens for 2020 cancelled

08 Sep 2020

The 2020 Oceania Sevens Championship is the latest sporting tournament to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The announcement follows confirmation last week that the Sydney and Hamilton legs of the World Sevens Series have also been axed.

Oceania Rugby General Manager Bruce Cook said scrapping the November tournament was unfortunate but the right decision, with the health and well-being of the players, officials and public their top priority.

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Health provider and Pacific churches partner to support families

07 Sep 2020

Otara's largest Pacific health provider has partnered with Pacific churches in Auckland to offer support to families.

The South Seas Healthcare Clinic in Otara said the on-going effects of the pandemic continues to impact the Pacific community.

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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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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.