New Appointments to Pacific Education Foundation Board

From left to right, the new Board appointments are: George Gavet (Auckland), Dr Palatasa Havea (Palmerston North), Dr Litea Meo-Sewabu (Palmerston North), Aiono Matthew Aileone (Wellington) and Bradley Watson (Dunedin). New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio have announced five appointments to the Board of the […]

NZ Govt To Collect Ethnicity Data on State Sector Appointments

It may surprise many to know that ethnicity isn’t necessarily tracked for a good number of public facing activities in New Zealand, outside of the data collected in the Census. Government appointments to state sector boards and committees is one such example. The Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa has today announced that Cabinet has […]

NZ Broadcasting Minister Resigns; Kris Faafoi Takes Over Portfolio

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted Clare Curran’s resignation as a Minister. “Clare Curran contacted me last night to confirm her wish to resign as a Minister and I accepted that resignation,” said Jacinda Ardern. “Clare has come to the view the issues currently surrounding her are causing an unacceptable distraction for the Government […]

NZ Govt to Work with Japan & SPREP to Support Pacific Climate Change Centre

  The New Zealand Government has committed to work together with Japan to support the regional success of the Pacific Climate Change Centre, said New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters, speaking at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru today. “New Zealand is committed to supporting climate change action across the Pacific and we see the […]

Pressure “Walking in Multiple Worlds” for Pacific Students, Education System Needs to Reflect Identity

Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 July 2018 – A great turn out and some really thought-provoking discussions at the Education Conversation Pacific fono in Christchurch, hosted by Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa. Photo credit: Ministry of Education. Pacific people want to be valued and see more of their culture and identity reflected in New Zealand’s education system, […]

Listen: Samoa PM Delivers Blunt Message to Anti-Climate Change Leaders

Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sailele Malielegaoi delivered a blunt message to Australia’s coalition MPs who did not support Australia’s commitment to the UN Paris Agreement to combat climate change in the Pacific region. Australian media have reported on remarks directed to leaders who denied the reality of climate change saying they were utterly stupid and […]

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 […]

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