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As Australia and New Zealand look ahead to loosening their borders with each other in the wake of the Covid-19 emergency, there is increasing pressure to allow Pacific Islands to join a proposed “trans-Tasman bubble”.

Marine reserve locks up tuna

Saturday May 02, 2020

NIUE – One of the architects of Niue’s newly formalised Moana Mahu marine reserve, says it includes two outstanding commitments.

PACIFIC – Despite infecting more than three million people around the world, there are still 30 countries and territories that are yet to report a single case of coronavirus.

SAMOA – Samoa’s restrictions around Covid-19 safety measures have been eased with schools to re-open next week and church services permitted from Sunday.

PORT VILA, Vanuatu: The Pacific Aviation Safety Office and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu are working together with Vanuatu’s civil aviation operators to ensure Vanuatu’s commercial chartered aircraft are meeting international airworthiness safety standards as they respond to Tropical Cyclone Harold.

Barter for a Better Fiji facebook page was launched on April 21.

Awards postponed

Friday May 01, 2020

PASIFIKA – A mix of newcomers, old hands, and Polynesian heavy metallers are among the finalists for this year’s Pacific Music Awards.

FIJI – A youth leader in Fiji says young people are likely to suffer most in a post-Covid-19 world with more than 150,000 workers already impacted across the country.

EASTER ISLAND – Over 500 people have been repatriated from continental Chile to Rapa Nui, or Easter Island.

As the region remains distracted by the enormity of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Niue has pressed ahead and this week formalised the creation of an enormous marine reserve.

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