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Tonga's Speaker praises community for response to disaster

10 Feb 2022

The Speaker of Tonga's Parliament says it has been a great privillege to be a part of the reaction from the Tongan community disapora in Aotearoa to the disaster in the Kingdom.

Lord Fakafanua was in Porirua, north of Wellington, for the 'Ofa ki Tonga-Takanga 'enau fohe - or Sending love to Tonga - event organised by Victoria University Te Herenga Waka and the Wellington Tongan Leaders Council.


Shortage of high schools not an easy fix, Vanuatu's Education Ministry

04 Feb 2022

Vanuatu's Education Ministry says there is no quick fix to address a shortage of high schools in the country.

This is after reports that there are not enough schools to accommodate Year 11 students for the 2022 academic year which starts next Monday.

Director of Education Services Samuel Katipa told RNZ Pacific there are 2000 primary schools but only 90 secondary schools on the island.


Tonga to enter lockdown after port workers test positive for Covid-19

02 Feb 2022

The Kingdom of Tonga will go into nationwide lockdown from 6pm on Wednesday.

Speaking via Tongan radio, Prime Minister Hu'akavameiliku and Minister of Health Dr Saia Piukala held a media conference on Tuesday night to announce the news.

They confirmed that two cases of Covid-19 have been detected through routine testing at the wharf in Nuku'alofa.

Prime Minister Hu'akavameiliku ordered the lockdown.


Tonga to get more relief supplies from French Polynesia

01 Feb 2022

A French Polynesian ship is on its way to Tonga with 300 tonnes of supplies - two weeks after Tonga was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami.

The Tahiti Nui is expected to travel for four days to reach Nukualofa, bringing water, storage tanks and other material as part of an international relief effort.

The French Polynesian government contributed following Tonga's appeal for assistance, relayed via the Pacific Islands Forum.


Kiribati confirms more than 100 Covid-19 cases, prompting new govt restrictions

28 Jan 2022

The Kiribati Health Ministry has confirmed that the atoll island has surpassed 100 Covid-19 cases after it recorded 37 new positive infections on Wednesday.

There are 116 people infected on the island - 36 imported and 80 local cases.

Nine new cases have been found in Butaritari Island, prompting the government to advise local authorities to enforce a lockdown.


Samoa extends Covid-19 lockdown another 72 hours

26 Jan 2022

Samoa has extended its current nationwide lockdown for another 72 hours to end on Thursday night.

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa says the decision was made after the identification of five frontline workers who tested positive for Covid-19 while caring for 15 positive cases off a flight from Brisbane last week.




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