Sunday, April 21, 2019

Global conference timely for Pacific peoples

With only months to go until the conference Tu’itahi is encouraging organisations and individuals in the Pacific and Pasifika peoples in NZ to attend this major global event.

World Tuna Day – a fish that is vital to development

The creation of World Tuna Day was led by Pacific Small Island Developing States, where tuna is a vital source of economic development, food security and government revenue.

Australia delays controversial agriculture visa

Australia's Assistant Minister for the Pacific, Anne Ruston said the visa is ‘still very much in development’, and Australia's commitment to labour mobility in the region remains a ‘number one priority’.

Plan to establish working group to address domestic violence

This agreement was a key result from a regional consultation made up of senior civil servants responsible for domestic violence legislation and representatives from national domestic violence taskforces and committees.

Global complacency over AIDS threatens lives

A UNICEF analysis of demographic trends and new HIV data reveals that targets set in the 2020 Super-Fast-Track framework developed in 2016 to end AIDS among children, will not be achieved.

Japan may consider visa waiver for Pacific Island nations

Shimizu said under this program, once a Pacific Islander has applied for a visa to travel to Japan, the person would get a multiple entry visa instead of the current one-trip visa.

Noumea airport to close as Gita approaches New Caledonia

The cyclone is expected to track west and southwest and will pass over the southeast islands of New Caledonia over the next day or so.

Operation to help stop illegal fishing a success

Covering 16.5 million square kilometres over 10 days with 10 FFA member states, Operation Island Chief found no infringements or breaches.

Tropical depression near Tonga likely to develop into cyclone

The Vava'u islands have already seen winds in excess of 100 kilometres an hour.

Drug could save thousands of women’s lives

Excessive bleeding after childbirth still kills around 70,000 mothers a year and currently, Oxytocin is the first-choice medication, but it must be kept cold, unlike the new drug, Carbetocin.