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 The Pasifika Festival is back for another year, celebrating its 26th birthday. [Photo / Gareth Cooke Subzero via NZ Herald]
NEW ZEALAND — The Pasifika Festival may be later than usual this year, but organisers have big plans for the new time slot, in the hopes of attracting even bigger crowds. Next weekend's event will mark the 26th year since it started at Western Springs in 1992. Like always, Pacific culture will be...
 Cyclone Gita caused widespread damage in Tonga. [Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller]
Tongatapu, TONGA —  Authorities in Tonga are concerned about the quality of the food items in the shops since Cyclone Gita hit last month. Health officials have inspected 48 shops on the island of Tongatapu, and found more than 20 have food items no longer fit for human consumption. About two...