Puna, Brown in Fiji for Forum meetings

Puna, Brown in Fiji for Forum meetings

The implementation of the Boe Declaration on regional security will be one of the agenda items at the Pacific Islands Forum Meetings to be held in Suva, Fiji this week.

Asbestos disposal ‘case by case’

There is no approved disposal site for asbestos in the country, says the National Environment Service.

High bacteria levels in water

Government says independent tests confirm the island’s water supply has high levels of potentially harmful bacteria that can be removed through disinfection.

Bin collection days to be reduced

Rubbish collection days will be cut down to once a week for many households around Rarotonga.

Family issues play out in court over assault matter

Local organisation Punanga Tauturu Inc says help must be given where it’s needed in the case of a man who allegedly assaulted his partner.

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Crime

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Health

Raising the profile of nurses

Outer Islands

Penrhyn in ‘Immediate threat’

Education

Kids page: Children weave a traditional spell

Technology

Under the sea, over the sea

Environment

Te Ipukarea Society: Drinking water for the remote Tokelau atolls

Culture

In the  name  of art

Economy

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