Underneath the drums, smiles, glitter and deals that serve the ‘Davos-class’ corporations and individuals harvesting the Pasifika brand; are 25 business delegations from 7 Pacific islands still searching for ways to claim their pound of flesh from what, essentially, is their product.
Author: Lealaiauloto Aigaletaulealea F. Tauafiafi
The Ulu-o-Tokelau retains Finance as Tokelau’s Ninth Government formalized its ministerial portfolios for its six ministers yesterday’s General Fono assembly. Following the new Ulu-o-Tokelau’s approach of “learning by doing”, the portfolio allocation is based...
General Fono 2017 will deliberate on the processes of governance and priorities for the next three years. It will consider a number of laws and debate key issues that include the Midterm Budget Review 201/17; Education; Health and the recent purchase of two helicopters.
Despite rugby’s global renaissance and positive outlook, some countries – Japan, Poland, Belgium, Fiji – are finding that their growth prospects now hinge entirely on growing the women’s game. For New Zealand, it’s almost entirely dependent on women’s rugby – essentially it means “without expansion of women’s rugby in these countries”, growth of the sport would be, at best, near zero.
“The transition from high school to university is a major one that is often rife with uncertainties. The camp’s major purpose is to answer questions, relieve stresses and learn new skills so the students can hit the ground running from day one,” Luamanuvao Winnie
Samoa’s head of mission to New Zealand, High Commissioner H.E. Leasi Papalii Tommy Scanlan has also taken on the lead role for the foreign diplomatic community hosted by New Zealand. As Dean for the Diplomatic...
NTSA’s Person of Interest: Potential Legal weapon to bring down Illegal tuna fishers in Pacific waters
Ultimately, the ‘Persons of Interest’ path would lead to the end of the chain and the beneficial owners. The individual/entity that hire the drivers, controllers, operators and ships’ masters – the true source and sustenance of IUU activities.
Like her Pacific cousins, Bhokul’s story and situation is a mirror image of the same reality – the same urgency and call for support to a threat not of their making, and beyond their powers and resources to withstand or resolve.
Last Saturday, one of the largest Tokelau diaspora held an extra special ceremony to mark the end of Tokelau language week at Te Papalaulelei in Porirua, Wellington. The extra significance was due to the...
World’s scientists commission 1.5C report, big win for Pacific nations and Paris Agreement moving forward
The world’s scientific authority on climate change has agreed on the outline for a report at its meeting in Bangkok last week. The report, with the short title Global Warming of 1.5C, aims to...
NZ journalist Max Rashbrooke notes two commonalities between Britain’s new government and NZ’s. Address inequality as a priority; and beneficiaries are not included in their promised solutions to address inequality.
Tokelau, one of the world’s most isolated territories is home to a rare people and unique way of life. Today, its chances of survival are up in the air as the violence and economic tension resulting from the impacts of climate change threaten its existence.