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Pacific diplomacy with the world shows times have changed: new book

A new book on Pacific diplomacy says the last seven to eight years has ushered in a new approach in the way Pacific countries are talking to the world. Associate Professors Susan Tarte and Gregory Fry, from the University of the South Pacific, have edited ‘The New Pacific Diplomacy’ with over 20 contributors from academia, politics, media and NGOs.‪#‎NesianVillage‬ Read more here. Source:...

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Two decades since last nuclear tests in Pacific

It appears most people have forgotten about the date of France’s last nuclear test in the Pacific, the editor of a magazine in Tahiti says. The 27th of January 2016 marks 20 years since France ended nuclear weapons testing at Mururoa atoll in French Polynesia. ‪#‎NesianVlllage‬‪#‎frenchnucleartesting‬ Source: Radio...

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Man arrested at airport over student loan debt is Cook Island Prime Minister’s nephew

The first person to be arrested in New Zealand over a student loan debt is the nephew of Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna. Ngatokotoru Puna, 40, was seized at the airport on Monday over a $130,000 debt. He described his ordeal as “unbelievable” after an appearance at Manukau District Court saying he initially thought it was a “joke”. ‪#‎NesianVillage‬ Source:...

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Zika virus outbreak raises Pacific, Americas travel concerns for pregnant women

Pregnant women are being urged to rethink their travel plans to the Pacific islands amid a flood of cases of a tropical disease causing birth defects, paralysis, and even death. Dozens of cases of ‪#‎zika‬, a virus spread by infected mosquitos, have already been identified in New Zealand and other Pacific countries such as Samoa. No vaccine or medications were available to treat or prevent zika, and people visiting affected countries were advised avoid being bitten by mosquitos. ‪#‎NesianVillage‬...

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Wellington Pasifika Festival pulls in numbers

Waitangi park was ablaze with Lavalava’s, laughter and music on Monday for the annual Wellington Pasifika Festival. The event, organised by Wellington City Council, was expected to draw about 10,000 people throughout the afternoon. Event organiser Suzanne Tamakisaid the festival had a very laid-back feel, with people often coming and going as they pleased. ‪#‎NesianVillage‬ ‪#‎pasifika‬ ‪#‎absolutelypositivelywellington‬ Read more here.   Source: The Dominion...

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