There’s been very little information about the 16 March meeting between Tokelau’s government leaders and New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Murray McCully and Tokelau Administrator Mr David Nicholson. However, it has been revealed from the...
The leaders, meeting in an informal setting, will discuss a number of issues, including Tokelau’s National Capital Development that led to the purchase of two helicopters.
“We would strongly urge those [three] countries to use the New Zealand funding wisely. Not just to spend it, but use it to give us the quality of data the [Tuna] Commission needs” Mr James Movick, Head, FFA.
“This is a significant step, not only for Tokelau, but also for New Zealand and for the Pacific.” Hon. Paula Bennett.
Advice to Mayor Goff and Efeso Collins on racism, take a leaf out of John Key and Olove Jacobsen’s book
Newly elected Auckland Councilor Efeso Collins’ racial discrimination episode on Tuesday evening this week has been met with disgust by many in the Pacific community.
As National government inaction locks out Realm countries from high-internet connectivity, Communications Minister Amy Adams confirmed National has delivered on its commitment to connect virtually every New Zealand household to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network – free of charge.
NZ’s lack of action, whether by ignorance or just poor advise, has huge impacts on Realm nations. The omission from Hawaiki and therefore high-speed connectivity to the rest of the world drills far deeper than just the price of the sea-cable infrastructure build. The price being paid is the cost of ‘time-delay’ that will stunt developmental progress by decades, perhaps longer for these countries.
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva arrives tomorrow, 27 July in New Zealand for what will be his first official visit. During the 4-day visit, Mr Pohiva will take part in a wreath laying...
Ten outstanding Pacific student teachers of Samoan, Tonga and Fijian descent were awarded Kupe Scholarships by Education Minister Hekia Parata in a ceremony at Parliament, on Monday this week.
On 3 June, Mrs Bennett walked past Betio Hospital, functional but, previously, had been evacuated due to flooding: “You can read about it, you can hear the stories, but when you are faced with it in reality, it is incredibly stark.”
The lack of government action coupled with the plight of Pacific peoples due to affordable housing is cause for Su’a calling out Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu I’iga for his lack of interest and action on behalf of the Pacific community at the Cabinet level.
There will be more than a cursory interest on Mr English’s budget tomorrow from Realm of New Zealand countries: Niue, Cook Islands and Tokelau. One major reason is the subtle signal sent by...