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    'Catastrophic'- health leader on Tongan Covid case

    A Pacifika health expert is describing the news of a kiwi arriving in Tonga with Covid-19 as ‘heartbreaking and potentially ‘catastrophic’, while calling on communities to urgently get vaccinated.

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    RSE workers allowed one-way quarantine free travel in October

    From October recognised seasonal employer (RSE) workers will be allowed one-way quarantine-free travel into Aotearoa from Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu in a bid to help the horticulture industry recove

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    Recognising the Pasifika connection to Matariki through fashion

    Ohomairangi 2021 is a Matariki celebration showcasing indigenous fashion through traditional and contemporary arts and culture. Māori designer Kharl Wirepa said the high-end show is the most prestigious event and a collaboration of Pasifika art. 

  4. Video for ASB Polyfest back in action after two years

    ASB Polyfest back in action after two years

    Schools have already descended on  Manukau Sports Bowl to compete in the country's biggest Polynesian festival.

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    Tonga Language Week celebrates 10th year

    Tonga Language Week starts this Sunday.

  6. Video for 'Kava Root Hale' aims to maintain traditional ceremonial practice

    'Kava Root Hale' aims to maintain traditional ceremonial practice

    'Kava Root Hale' is a kaupapa that aims to unite and uplift Pacific men by having them participate in the traditional ways of the kava ceremony and experience the medicinal properties it contains. Master navigator Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr says that it is a practice of our tūpuna that provides a wholesome environment to discuss important topics. 

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    Pasifika leaders determined to protect Māori/Pasifika from Coronavirus

    The Pacific Leadership Forum, a council of leaders from the Pacific community are determined to stop the spread of COVID-19. They recognise that their ethnicities are at the highest risk from this virus, and the possible effects of it on Māori. Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Forum explains: “It is a responsible action by our Pacific [communities]. Because we live closely with our Māori whānau(s), in the same neighbourhood(s). “By being responsible with the prevention and the readiness, it also protects our Māori and the people of Aotearoa.”

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    Pacific Leadership Forum: Pasifika at highest risk of Coronavirus

    The Pacific Leadership Forum have identified their ethnicity as the having the highest risk of contracting Coronavirus. To combat that risk, the Aotearoa based leadership group has offered their services to help the government prepare their communities for the long fight ahead. In a statement the forum wrote, “This is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population.”

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    Tonga expelled from International Rugby League

    Tonga national rugby league (TNRL) have been expelled from International Rugby League. The announcement comes after a year of controversy for the island nation, when former Mate Ma’a Tonga coach Kristian Woolf was sacked. Mate Ma’a Tonga players then rallied round Woolf and then formed the invitational team ‘Kau To’a’.

  10. Video for Cyclone Tino expected to cause extensive damage to Tonga

    Cyclone Tino expected to cause extensive damage to Tonga

    People in Tonga are being urged to prepare for the arrival of Cyclone Tino today, which is expected to cause torrential rain, flooding and damaging winds.

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