Month: January 2016

Hilda Heine sworn in as first Pacific woman president

Dr Hilda Heine’s election on Wednesday — with 24 out of 30 votes — is another unprecedented twist in the leadership battles that have played out in Nitijela this month — she is the first woman elected president in the RMI. Indeed, she is the first female head of state of an independent nation in the Pacific Islands. Read more at AsiaPacificReport Photo: Hilary Hosia/Marshall Islands...

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Double Olympic world champion Valerie Adams Announces Engagement

Double Olympic world champion Valerie Adams has announced her engagement. The Tongan shot put queen posted a picture on Twitter saying she said yes to a proposal from Gabriel Price. It will be Adams’ second marriage. In 2004, the 31-year-old married New Caledonia discus thrower Bertrand Vili, but six years later asked to be known by her maiden name, Adams. In her book, Valerie, Adams revealed she split with Bertrand over his drinking. ‪#‎AdamsFamily‬ ‪#‎TeamAdams‬ ‪#‎NesianSports‬ Read more at Stuff.co.nz Photo: GETTY IMAGES...

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We Are a Brotherhood of Polynesian Youth, Not a Bikie Gang

They ride Harley-Davidsons, are heavily tattooed, wear a club patch, and have friends in the Hell’s Angels, Comanchero, and Rebels. But Malofie Melbourne is not the city’s newest bikie gang; it is a community organisation that supports young Polynesian men. ‪#‎malofiemelbourne‬‪#‎gangs‬ ‪#‎pride‬ ‪#‎NesianVillage‬ Source: The Age...

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Sonny Bill Williams Generosity Plus at Wellington 7’s

Sonny Bill Williams’ generosity has enveloped the Wellington Sevens with the All Blacks star handing out boots and tickets to a Porirua family to attend the world series event. Williams tweeted this week he was looking to help someone in Porirua, to honour the memory of recently departed All Black Jerry Collins, who grew up there. ‪#‎SBW‬ ‪#‎RIPJC‬ ‪#‎NesianSports‬‪#‎Wellington7s‬ Read more at Stuff.co.nz Photo: Sonny Bill Williams...

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TPPA: Stop the Corporate Recolonisation of Pacific Countries

“We, the indigenous people and residents of the Pacific wish to appeal to the United Nations Decolonisation Committee (UNDC) to put a stop to the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the grounds that not one of our leaders have been consulted and the realisation that this is a cynical attempt by the international corporations to re-colonise the Pacific as well as the rest of the world.”…. Do you agree?‪#‎NesianBusiness‬ ‪#‎TPPA‬ Source:...

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Rugby legend Taumeasina ‘Ambassador’

The soon to be opened Taumeasina Island Resort in Samoa has named legendary All Black, La’auli Savae Michael Jones, as an Ambassador for the property. ‪#‎NesianBusiness‬ ‪#‎allblacks‬ ‪#‎legend‬ ‪#‎samoanrugby‬ ‪#‎SRU‬‪#‎moataa‬ ‪#‎taumeasina‬ Source: Samoa...

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