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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Joseph Parker has won the biggest bout in heavyweight boxing in this country for years, beating Junior Fa in Auckland Friday night. The bout went the full 12 rounds, with Parker finishing ahead on all three judges scorecards - 119-109, 115-113, 117-111 - to collect a...
Tasi and Ioana Parker with their dog
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a Kiwi woman, who recently found out she was dying of cancer, say the process of trying to get her Samoan parents an emergency allocation in a managed isolation facility has been frustrating. Tasi and Ioana Parker, New Zealand citizens who retired to Samoa...
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ordered the country's biggest city Auckland to go into lockdown after the discovery of three new local cases of Covid-19. The measures will last three days and require residents to stay at home. Ms Ardern said the country was...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — There's a brown, bi-cultural generation changing the face of New Zealand That's according to the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, who previously told RNZ Pacific that as many as two thirds of New Zealand born-Pasifika now had Māori whakapapa as well. He said...
Samoa News is reporting on New Zealand’s current battle against the coronavirus, in light of the first repatriation flight due in from the U.S to the Territory on Feb 1st. First, let me state that I am not against the repatriation flights, — after all I have been unable to return home since last...
Cartoon of Trump drinking from a bottle
Queensland, AUSTRALIA — Prior to this pandemic, there has been a long-held view in these same countries that only fragile states and low-income countries will fail during a pandemic, and would need benevolent assistance from high-income countries. This is best reflected in the 2019 Global Health...
Fireworks at Auckland's waterfront
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand has welcomed in 2021 with a huge firework display after 'eliminating coronavirus'. The stunning display marks one of the world's biggest firework shows of the New Year. Crowds gathered at the waterfront to watch the show as the country entered 2021 11 hours...
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Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The New Zealand government has contributed $6.9 million to help businesses in the Pacific recover from the pandemic. Border closures and a loss of trade routes has left many countries struggling, with a recent survey finding just under 50 percent of small to medium...
Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The New Zealand government has secured another two vaccines, enough for every New Zealander and its Pacific partners, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced to the media on Thursday (NZ time). $75M IN SUPPORT FOR PACIFIC PARTNERS Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta...
Customs at Faleolo airport in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The 12th repatriation flight into Samoa arrived on Friday with more than 300 passengers from Auckland, New Zealand. TV1Samoa reports the passengers have now all been sent to quarantine at various locations around the country for the next fortnight. Some returning families have been...

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