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Artists unite against Covid-19

Saturday August 22, 2020

As Pacific communities address the impact of Covid-19, a star-studded concert aimed to unite the region against the cornavirus pandemic will be replayed free-to-air across New Zealand this weekend.

A new date for the Pacific Mini Games in the Northern Marianas remains up in the air as Covid-19 continues to cause havoc with major sporting events.

What began as an off the cuff posting of a blurry image on social media has led to full blown debate on colonialism and China’s rising influence in the Pacific.

Fiji has declared an outbreak of dengue fever and leptospirosis diseases in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, RNZ reports.

A push by Pacific countries to include climate change on the UN Security Council's agenda has been undermined by China, RNZ reports.

French Polynesia has recorded another 11 Covid-19 cases in the past day, bringing the total in the second wave of infections to 88, RNZ reports.

Despite the significant challenges presented by Covid-19, the Pacific Community (SPC) 7-week research expedition to monitor the health of world’s largest tuna fishery will depart from Honolulu on Saturday 15 August 2020.

Māori and Pacific health experts and organisations were immediately on high alert.

Views on the streets of NZ

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Outside the Martinborough Hotel in the New Zealand province of Wairarapa, Leah Hawkins and Michelle Hight, and their daughters, are catching up.

Guam's governor Lou Leon Guerrero has tested positive for covid-19, RNZ reports

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