2018 is the second year of Tokelau’s 9th government in power. The three 2018 sessions of its Legislative Assembly, the General Fono will all be hosted by Fakaofo and will see the 18th rotation...
With 93 people still missing, the first reports of survival – and loss – are starting to emerge from the sunken ferry MV Butiraoi in Kiribati.
“When you look at the measure [Tropical Tuna Bridging Measure] there’s a series of very strong concessions that FFA members as a group gave to achieve consensus.” Ms Jenny Baldwin, Chair, FFC.
For a boy that grew up in the 1950s palagi world, his final rites conducted in traditional Polynesian custom testify to the transformation from where he came from to the Pacific islander he became. The final ode composed by an old friend from Atafu, Kelihiano Kalolo; and melodies of Tokelau’s funeral chant, Vale o Pou, carrying him to his final journey, acknowledged his Pacific home in the heart of Tokelau.
The two principal priorities for Pacific small island states are Climate Change and Fisheries. One seeks finance and redress from rich developed countries for whose industries and lifestyles are the root causes of human-induced...
With years of hindsight, it may be a good time to ask: How many of these conflicts would have happened if local governments had prioritized tribal relations, and simply planned better projects?
The agreement promises a total of $US229 million in through to 2024 with Mr Trump calling on Congress to make $US124 million available in the 2018 fiscal year.
Alama Ieremia will guide Auckland’s Mitre 10 Cup fortunes for the next three years. The 47-year-old was today announced as the new Auckland Head Coach, and will assume his role fulltime when he moves...
“Our Customary Land is not under any legal threat from laws that oversee specifically freehold land. The LTRA 2008 does not have the effect of amending, repealing or adding to the provisions of Article 102 of the Constitution which specifically defines our customary land allowing all other legal protective measures to therefore by operation apply to it.”
If everything collapses there is no deal and there is no agreement to continue the 2017 measures – that would be a disaster as there would be no management regime at all in place.
He is well known and respected for his capability to work with people and it’s a very tricky situation to help resolve issues. And I think at the end of the day that was the principal basis for the recommendation from the interview panel.
Interested in Trumps Asia visit? Below is a cheat sheet from Reuters starting from when he touches down in Japan tomorrow (Nov. 5), to visit’s end in the Philippines on Nov.13. Of equal interest is where he’s not going.