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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 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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Thursday 13 December 2018

Strike notices that threatened to disrupt travel for 120,000 Air New Zealand customers over the three busiest travel days of the year, have been lifted after an agreement was reached with the the unions representing its aircraft maintenance and logistics workers, air New Zealand stated last night.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Facing three days of strike action by aircraft engineers, Air New Zealand stated this morning that, at this stage, no flight delays or cancellations are in place for the three days of proposed strikes by aircraft maintenance unions next week and normal fare conditions remain.
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Thursday 4 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new process of certification aimed to better facilitate arriving passengers into New Zealand travelling with specific food items in umu packs from Tonga, is expected to be implemented in November, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 4 in Nuku'alofa. CEO Ministry for Primary Industries (MPIE), Roger Smith said they found travellers from Tonga have been very compliant and trustworthy.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
Deputy Police Commissioner Community Policing Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai met New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, under her Prime Minister's Fellowship, from September 10-14.
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Monday 13 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen job offers have been confirmed for Tongan construction workers to work temporarily in New Zealand.
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Monday 25 June 2018

Oamaru, New Zealand
A Tongan family of 10 became citizens of New Zealand during a ceremony held in Oamaru, New Zealand held last week.
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Monday 14 May 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Government has announced a $714 million budget increase in its development assistance with the Pacific, a key focus on May 8.
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