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 […]

Hawaii’s Residents & Visitors Urged to Prepare for Hurricane

Update 06/08/2018 NZ Time PM: Hurricane Hector has intensified to a Category 4 as it heads towards the islands of Hawaii. National Hurricane.  The latest official forecast track sees the hurricane lying to the south but the National Hurricane Center warn that only a slight deviation to the north of the forecast track would significantly increase […]

Climate Change: Still Time to Submit on NZ’s Zero Carbon Bill

Climate Change Minister James Shaw meeting with Singapore’s Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Meeting in Singapore last week. Photo supplied. New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister is encouraging New Zealanders from all walks of life to have their say on the Zero Carbon Bill before submissions close this coming week […]

Lagipoiva: Why Ocean Management Takes A Village

As we mark World Oceans Day, Pacific climate change expert Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson writes from Samoa on the significance of ocean management on small island nations and coastal villages. She explains the important role that communities play in sustainable ocean management as they continue to respond to the reality of climate change and its impacts.  […]

Hawaii’s Volcanic Haze/Smog Reaches Guam, Saipan, Northern Marianas

Hawaii’s volcanic haze produced by Big Islands’  active Kīlauea Volcano, erupting for almost a month, has reached the Northern Mariana Islands of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. Carried along by the Pacific trade winds, the Guam’s National Weather Service has advised residents that winds are expected to continue bringing haze for the next few days. Residents […]

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