Tokelau has a development plan in place. As Ulu, I will not implement any project unless rigorous consultation of all key stakeholders has been undertaken. Any future plannings will be done on Tokelau by Tokelau for Tokelau. How realistic are we in our nation building exercise if plannings and monitoring of government decisions are executed on another sovereignty? Tokelau’s challenges will never be understood by regional and international development agencies let alone New Zealand if we do not all walk-our talk on Tokelau soils.
Tokelau-NZ relationship and history is not well understood by a large cross-section of the New Zealand public. An audience that range from the ordinary Kiwi to academia, including New Zealand politicians, international agencies and perhaps, a number of Tokelauans themselves. This lack of understanding is made more so by the confusion that can exist between what is meant by self-government as compared to what is meant by self-determination.
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.
“In my family we have three Pacific languages and cultures; Cook Island, Vagahau Niue and Gagana Samoa but I’ll be making a special effort to learn more phrases from some of the other heavenly languages of the Pacific.” Hon. Alfred Ngaro
The plan “would defuse the climate issue for Republicans, without growing government revenue, while rolling back energy regulations and sending Americans a regular check in the mail.” But industry groups are likely to continue to oppose regulation and environmental groups voice concern that implementing a carbon tax without capping emissions is not a wholly effective solution.
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.
Playing God: An international committee’s report shows way forward for ‘Human Genome-Editing’ but imperilled by daunting ethical questions that remain.
In the new world under Trump, Diplomats could play a significant part. For centuries, their principal role is to act as catalysts for peace and understanding between peoples. Leasi’s raw perspective, non-traditional diplomatic experience and institutional networking makes him the best prepared diplomat to lead the Diplomatic Corp in these uncertain times.
Tokelau’s new Administrator, His Excellency, Mr David Nicholson landed on Fakaofo atoll today as part of his first official visit to Tokelau. The week-long visit covering both his official and operational roles will see...
As Disney’s Moana and Australia’s Tanna fly the Pacific flag at the upcoming 2017 Oscars in two week-ends time, the Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) will make its New Zealand debut this week.
“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
The people of Tokelau have returned an ‘experienced’ Government in those elected. However, the 21-member parliament have an immense task ahead of them. Institutional strengthening will be one of the key priorities over the next three years.