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A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

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    Pacific Waves for 15 October 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 21:35


    Despite some hiccups unofficial results from Vanuatu's snap election are coming in and so far show a lot of returned MPs; UNDP report says the World's poorest need debt relief now to avert development crisis; The Fijiana face South Africa, in a do a die game, to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive.

    Unofficial Vanuatu elections results show many returned MPs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 2:29


    Despite some hiccups unofficial results from Vanuatu's snap election are coming in and so far show a lot of returned MPs.

    World's poorest need debt relief now - UNDP

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 9:18


    A new report from the UN Development Programm is warning 50 percent of the world's poorest countries need debt relief now to avert a major systemic development crisis.

    NZ solar solution helps PNG eye surgery clinic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 5:20


    A New Zealand-designed and built solar energy solution is now ensuring critical eye surgery in Papua New Guinea can be done without power interruptions.

    Fijiana face South Africa in do or die World Cup match

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 3:10


    The Fijiana face South Africa, in a do a die game, to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive.

    Voting in Vanuatu has officially closed for 2022 snap election

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 1:14


    Voting in Vanuatu has officially closed for the 2022 snap election.

    Pacific Waves for 14 October 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 20:17


    Two convicted former MPs in Tonga have had their corruption and fraud convictions quashed by the country's Court of Appeal; NZ Human Rights Commission handed to Government the findings and recommendations of a ground-breaking national inquiry into the Pacific Pay Gap; The second round of the 'Atoa o Samoa' talks - a meeting between American Samoa and Samoa began in Apia today.

    Tonga court of appeal quashes Lavulavus' corruption convictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 4:30


    Two convicted former MPs in Tonga have had their corruption and fraud convictions quashed by the country's Court of Appeal.

    Pacific Pay Gap inquiry findings handed over to government

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 7:32


    NZ Human Rights Commission handed to Government the findings and recommendations of a ground-breaking national inquiry into the Pacific Pay Gap.

    Atoa o Samoa talks underway in Apia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 5:55


    The second round of the 'Atoa o Samoa' talks - a meeting between American Samoa and Samoa began in Apia today.

    Pacific Waves Thurs 13 Oct 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 17:32


    Tight turn around but Vanuatu is heading to the polls for a snap election; New report warns dual impacts of climate change and debt in the Pacific could be catastrophic; We talk with the people behind a new free Pacific childrens' book teaching the importance of protecting our ocean.

    Tight turn around but Vanuatu is heading to the polls

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 4:22


    Tight turn around but Vanuatu is heading to the polls for a snap election.

    Report warns of dual impacts of climate change and debt

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 2:49


    New report warns dual impacts of climate change and debt in the Pacific could prove catastrophic.

    Pacific Oceans childrens book being distributed to schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 7:19


    We talk with the people behind a new free Pacific childrens' book teaching the importance of protecting our ocean.

    Pacific Waves for 12 October 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 22:03


    Pacific climate activists are preparing to turn up the pressure calling for global climate action in the lead up to COP27; We hear how the humble Pacific mangrove oyster could hold the key to sustainable development for island communities.

    Pacific climate activists to turn up the pressure for COP27

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 7:56


    Pacific climate activists are preparing to turn up the pressure calling for global climate action in the lead up to COP27; We hear how the humble Pacific mangrove oyster could hold the key to sustainable development for island communities.

    Aquaculture hold great potential for Pacific economies - SPC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 13:06


    Pacific climate activists are preparing to turn up the pressure calling for global climate action in the lead up to COP27; We hear how the humble Pacific mangrove oyster could hold the key to sustainable development for island communities.

    Pacific Waves for 11 October 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 25:15


    Final preparations underway in Vanuatu ahead of Thursday's snap election; Indigenous Solomon Islands and Pacific films and stories to be celebrated with the return of the Native lens film festival in Honiara this month.

    Campaigning wraps up in Vanuatu

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 6:04


    Final preparations underway in Vanuatu ahead of Thursday's snap election - we hear from RNZ Pacific correspondent Hilaire Bule in Port Vila.

    Vanuatu going to the polls this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 10:45


    Final preparations underway in Vanuatu ahead of Thursday's snap election - We speak with Dr Tess Newton Cain a Senior Research Fellow and the Project Leader for the Griffith Asia Institute's Pacific Hub.

    Solomons film festival amplifying indigernous voices

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 7:43


    Indigenous Solomon Islands and Pacific films and stories to be celebrated with the return of the Native lens film festival in Honiara this month.

    Pacific Waves for 8 October 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 20:20


    Nauru Airline wins tender for new air route linking Brisbane with islands in the central and north Pacific; Pacific chefs impress in NZ showcasing recipes with homegrown ingredients; A Fijian linguist warns that negative narratives around Fiji-Hindi endanger the survival of the language.

    Nauru airlines wins tender for central and north Pacific route

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 7:14


    Nauru Airline wins tender for new air route linking Brisbane with islands in the central and north Pacific.

    Pacific chefs impress in NZ with homegrown ingredients

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 3:35


    Pacific chefs impress in NZ showcasing recipes with homegrown ingredients.

    Linguist warns against negative narratives around Fiji-Hindi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 8:12


    :A Fijian linguist warns that negative narratives around Fiji-Hindi endanger the survival of the language.

    Pacific Waves for 7 October 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 18:03


    The leader of Fiji's National Federation Party says recent electoral amendments are having a "gag-effect" on opposition campaigning in the lead up to the country's general election; Young Fijians living in Aotearoa say cross-language bullying contributes to the threat to Fijian language survival; We talk with a Kuki Airani designer Pouarii Tanner about her installation for Art in the City which opens in the Auckland CBD tomorrow.

    Fiji opposition MP condemns "draconian" electoral amendments

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 8:48


    The leader of Fiji's National Federation Party says recent electoral amendments are having a "gag-effect" on opposition campaigning in the lead up to the country's general election.

    Bullying discouraging young Fijians from learning mother tongue

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 2:48


    Young Fijians living in Aotearoa say cross-language bullying contributes to the threat to Fijian language survival.

    Pouarii Tanner explains her Art in the City installation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 14:47


    We talk with a Kuki Airani designer Pouarii Tanner about her installation for Art in the City which opens in the Auckland CBD tomorrow.

    Pacific Waves Thurs 6 Oct 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 23:30


    We speak with the Fiji opposition People's Alliance Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka about his party being investigated by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption; With Samoa and Vanuatu both expressing concerns about a labour drain from participating in labour mobility schemes we speak with a researcher about some of the issues arising from the increasing demand for Pacific Workers.

    Rabuka visits FICAC amid party investigations

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 6:36


    We speak with the Fiji opposition People's Alliance Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka about his party being investigated by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption.

    Is demand for Pacific labour overtaking supply?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 16:08


    With Samoa and Vanuatu both expressing concerns about a labour drain from participating in labour mobility schemes we speak with a researcher about some of the issues arising from the increasing demand for Pacific Workers.

    Pacific Waves for Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 22:56


    There's a call for more analysis to determine the actual benefits to the region of the US Pacific partnership agreement; We speak with a linguist in Fiji who is concerned about a deterioation in the vocabulary of the widely spoken itaukei language; We look at a recent study on mental health and wellbeing impacts for Maori and Pasifika.

    What actual benefits are there in the US Pacific partnership?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 10:04


    There's a call for more analysis to determine the actual benefits to the region of the US Pacific partnership agreement.

    Vosa Vakaviti survival under threat - Linguist

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 6:14


    We speak with a linguist in Fiji who is concerned about a deterioation in the vocabulary of the widely spoken iTaukei language.

    Concerns for mental health of Pasifika and Maori youth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 5:46


    We look at a recent study on mental health and wellbeing impacts for Maori and Pasifika.

    Pacific Waves Tues 4 Oct 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 20:01


    French Polynesian delegates attending UN decolonisation committee meeting in New York; Pacific health experts are warning countries in the region to prepare for a surge in vector-borne diseases; It is Fijian language week here in Aotearoa New Zealand and I am speaking to Fijian author Paulini Turagabeci about her children's books series.

    French Polynesian delegates attend UN decolonisation meeting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 7:23


    French Polynesian delegates attending UN decolonisation committee meeting in New York.

    Pacific urged to prepare for surge in vector-borne diseases

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 4:33


    Pacific health experts are warning countries in the region to prepare for a surge in vector-borne diseases.

    Free children's book released for Fijian Language Week in NZ

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 6:40


    It is Fijian language week here in Aotearoa New Zealand and I am speaking to Fijian author Paulini Turagabeci about her children's books series.

    Pacific Waves for Saturday 1 October 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 15:39


    US President pledges $810 million US dollars towards Pacific, Vanuatu government develops policy to retain workers, New global data measures the state of human rights in Pacific, Study reveals Pasifika youth are prone to poor mental health.

    US President pledges $810 million US dollars towards Pacific

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 1:46


    US President pledges $810 million US dollars towards Pacific.

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