Hawaii: O’ahu Sound Outdoor Emergency Sirens at 4pm

Emergency outdoor sirens will be activated on O’ahu at 4 pm today, Thursday (US Time), as Hurricane Lane approaches.  This will alert residents and visitors on O’ahu to the potential of severe flooding from Hurricane Lane, and the possibility of damaging winds. It will coincide with an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message being sent to […]

NASA Captures Large Eye of Hurricane Lane

  NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold photographed a massive storm in the Pacific Ocean during a flyover from the International Space Station.  Arnold shared images on social media on Aug. 22, 2018, and wrote, “#HurricaneLane in the early morning hours near #Hawaii. The crew of the @Space_Station sends much aloha to everyone there.” Image Credit: NASA/Ricky Arnold NASA’s […]

Hawaii’s Islands Brace for Dangerous Hurricane Lane

Updated Thursday 23 August (US Time) 5:30am. Hurricane Lane remains a Major Category 4. Outer rain bands are already sweeping over Big Island and Maui early this morning, reports National Weather Service. They’re expected to spread further to O’ahu and Kaua’i later this morning. Authorities warn this hurricane is a dangerous storm. They have called […]

Samoa: Second Nurse Charged with Manslaughter

Updated The Samoa Police Service has confirmed this afternoon that a second nurse has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the MMR vaccine investigation at Safotu district hospital in Savaii on Friday 6 July. Police statement says the 52-year-old female nurse was arrested and charged last night. She has been remanded at liberty this morning […]

Samoa: Manslaughter Charge for Nurse Related to Infants Deaths

A senior Samoan nurse has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the deaths of two one-year-old babies who died soon after receiving the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine at Safotu district hospital in Savaii last month. She has also reportedly been charged with perverting the course of justice and negligence causing death. Samoa’s Attorney […]

NZ: Manukau’s Kidney Patients Given New Lease of Life

A new programme offered by New Zealand’s Counties Manukau Health (Counties Manukau DHB) is giving more time back to patients who need dialysis. Nocturnal Dialysis was introduced at Middlemore Hospital earlier this year for patients experiencing kidney failure who require regular dialysis treatment. Patients who dialyse at hospital usually receive dialysis for five hours three […]

Pacific Input Largely Missing in NZ Climate Change Consultation

Last month Pacific Media Network (PMN) reporter Mabel Muller attended the public consultation hui, pictured above, on the Zero Carbon Bill in Manukau, Southside Auckland. This is Mabel Muller’s report. The Ministry for the Environment has been hosting public consultations around the country this year to gauge feedback on the government’s Zero Carbon Bill. The Bill […]

NZ Pacific Students Encouraged to Study Climate Change

The director of climate change resilience for the Pacific region’s environment organisation working for 14 Pacific governments, along with American and French territories, is encouraging New Zealand Pacific students to consider climate change work. “Whether they serve the Pacific region here or in New Zealand, for me personally it would be satisfying if the passion […]

Samoa: Nurse Charged in Infant MMR Vaccine Related Deaths

Samoa’s Attorney General Lemalu Herman Retzlaff has issued a statement this evening reporting that one of the nurses involved with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination of two babies who died in Savaii a month ago, has been charged by police. No information as yet on what the charges are, however, the Attorney General said the charges […]

#Indonesia: Latest Impact of Magnitude 7. Earthquake

Timeline captured in photos and images in the last almost 24 hours since this earthquake hit. People are desperately trying to leave the quake-ridden area, leaving damaged buildings, thousands homeless and a rising death toll. Associated Press are reporting that most of the deaths counted were caused by collapsing houses, according to the Indonesia’s National […]

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