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Thursday 18 June 2020

Wellington, New Zealand
A massive joint effort between New Zealand Government agencies, employers, and the Vanuatu Government is underway to repatriate over 1000 Vanuatu nationals stranded in New Zealand, NZ Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark said today.
Thursday 18 June 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
A plan to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealand’s growing Pacific population was launched by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa on 13 June.
Tuesday 16 June 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand will resume passenger flights between Auckland and Shanghai next week, with passengers subject to government border controls in each direction.
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Wednesday 10 June 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan seasonal workers grounded in Australia are making use of relaxed regulations in the country, finding new jobs with different farms and employers. By Finau Fonua.
Thursday 4 June 2020

Dunedin, New Zealand
Two Tongan seasonal workers, who pleaded guilty to abduction and sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection of a 35-year-old woman, were imprisoned in Otago, New Zealand, on June 3.
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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Thousands of protesters gathered in Auckland CBD yesterday 1 June, to show their solidarity with protests in the United States against police brutality. Among the protests were Samoan and Tongan flag wavers. The protesters attempted to reach the United States Consulate which was closed off by New Zealand police.
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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pasifika populations are particularly at risk for CoViD-19, where the risk of hospitalisation is seven times higher than for NZ European and Other ethnic groups, warns a New Zealand report on worse case scenario modelling.
Saturday 14 March 2020

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's strict new COVID-19 health measures to be put in place at the border for people departing to the Pacific include: • No travel for people who have travelled outside of New Zealand in the past 14 days, • No travel for close or casual contacts of a confirmed case. • No travel for anyone who is symptomatic. • Health assessment including temperature check.
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Tuesday 10 March 2020

Last week, New Zealand’s parliament unanimously passed the “Abortion Legislation Bill” by 94 votes to 23. The bill allows pregnant women in the country to have an abortion without the consent of a doctor (except after 20 weeks of pregnancy) and will be determined in a final vote. Among those who voted against the bill were two Tongan born MPs, Jenny Salesa and Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki.
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Monday 9 March 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Due to increased uncertainty in the Covid-19 outbreak, Air New Zealand has reduced its capacity across domestic and international routes, including a 26% reduction in Asia. Pacific Islands will experience capacity reductions of 6% through June. The airline's shareholders were told today that the financial impact on earnings will be more significant than previously estimated. The airline has implemented hiring freezes and capital expenditure deferrals.
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Tuesday 18 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand stated today that it will be reducing capacity on its Shanghai route throughout April, and Hong Kong route throughout April and May as a result of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on customer demand.
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Monday 27 January 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Police believe that there are members of the public who are keeping silent on what they know about the shooting death of a Tongan woman Meliame Fisi’ihoi two weeks ago, and are urging them to speak out.
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Monday 13 January 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Massey University in New Zealand, has appointed distinguished scientist and professor Dr. Palatasa Havea ONZM to be the new Dean of the University’s “Office of Pasifika Student Success”.
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Friday 13 December 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) recovered today the bodies of six people who tragically died in Monday’s eruption on Whakaari/White Island. They stated NZDF will support efforts to recover the bodies of two others, in the hope there is resolution for those families
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Wednesday 30 October 2019

Dunedin, New Zealand
Researchers in New Zealand who are investigating ways to improve the health of Pacific Islanders are receiving a boost of $2.9 million in the form of “Career Development Awards” offered by New Zealand’s Health Research Council (HRC) – a crown agency of the New Zealand Government.
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Thursday 12 September 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended New Zealand’s condolences following the death of Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who passed away this morning in Auckland.
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Tuesday 30 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Lord Chief Justice, Owen Paulsen, has been appointed as an Associate Judge at New Zealand's High Court to preside in Christchurch.
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Tuesday 2 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Navy's first Tongan Warrant Officer, Seaman Combat Specialist Mark Latu (42) is part of the New Zealand contingent for King Tupou VI's 60th birthday celebrations this week.
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Saturday 16 March 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand
The New Zealand Government is asking social media users around the world to delete and not to share a video that was live streamed by a gunman as he murdered dozens of people yesterday at a mosque in Christchurch. Forty-nine victims are confirmed to have been killed in the racially motivated attack.
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Sunday 10 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 179th Anniversary of New Zealand’s National Day, Waitangi Day was celebrated on February 6, at the High Commissioner’s residence, Va’epopua, attended by Tonga's PM Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, who expressed dismay that some NZ politicians claimed that Tonga is a “failed state”.
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