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NEW ZEALAND – Pacific Island midwives in New Zealand are among hundreds who joined a march in Wellington today to get fair wages and working conditions.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 04/05/2018

Friday May 04, 2018

TONGAN MEDIA’S FREEDOM AT ALL TIME LOW

Hawai‘i to ban sunscreens

Friday May 04, 2018

Hawai‘i – The island that is synonymous with suntan lotion has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs.

VANUATU – The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is preparing to permanently evacuate the entire population of one of its islands.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 03/05/2018

Thursday May 03, 2018

CUSTOMARY LAND REFERENDUM NEEDED

AMERICAN SAMOA – Maori elders have performed a traditional service at a graveside ceremony in American Samoa before the repatriation of the remains of a New Zealand sailor.

AUSTRALIA – French President Emmanuel Macron likely had food on the brain when he thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his “delicious wife” Lucy for their hospitality.

Petition for Tonga PM to resign

Thursday May 03, 2018

TONGA – A group of Tongans is preparing a petition which calls for the resignation of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – A Solomon Islands official has hit back at reports that a proposed Chinese-backed development project could challenge Australia’s strategic dominance in the region.

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