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Tokelau Champions Language And Culture

Press Release – Minister for Pacific Peoples

COVID-19 continues to be a powerful reminder of the importance of language and culture to the wellbeing of our Pacific communities, said the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio. Our Tokelau community in Aotearoa has responded strongly to … Read more »

80 Community Cases Of COVID-19; Five New Border Cases; More Than 42,000 Vaccines Administered Yesterday

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 80 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today. As at 10am, 34 of these cases are linked – including 16 household contacts – and 46 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak. … Read more »

104 Community Cases Of COVID-19; 2 New Border Cases; More Than 44,000 Vaccines Administered Yesterday

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 104 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today. As at 10am, 43 of these cases are linked – including 33 household contacts – and 61 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak. … Read more »

$667 Million Funding Call To Help Afghans Through Economic Crisis

Press Release – UN News

Afghanistans economy is imploding, with all but three per cent of households expected to fall below the poverty line in coming months, the UN said on Thursday. To help ordinary Afghans, the UN Development Programme ( UNDP ) has announced the … Read more »

Pacific Likely To Experience Double Dip La Niña Episode

Press Release – Sprep Proe

The Pacific is likely to experience a rare occurrence of what is called a double dip La Nia in the coming months, Climate models and predictions tools used by Pacific National Meteorological and Hydrological services (NMHSs) show. The prediction, based … Read more »

Nine To Twelve Tropical Cyclones Predicted For 2021/2022 Cyclone Season

Press Release – Sprep Proe

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has predicted that between nine to twelve tropical cyclones could impact the Pacific region this cyclone season. Three or more could develop into severe tropical cyclones. The prediction … Read more »

New Covid-19 Playbook For NZ – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

New Zealand will retire its Alert Level system to tackle Covid-19 with a three-tiered traffic light system meant to minimise the health impacts of the virus. Auckland will move out of lockdown into the red status when all three of its DHBs reach … Read more »

Māori Television Wins Gold At Promax Anz 2021 Awards

Press Release – Maori Television

Mori Television has scored gold for excellence at one of the biggest marketing awards in Australasia. Mori Television walked away with two golds, a silver as well as Best Newcomer at the Promax ANZ Awards 2021 last night. The two Gold Awards … Read more »

People On Benefits Continue To Be Left Behind In The Team Of 5 Million

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The governments announcement this morning continues to reflect the truth that people on benefits remain invisible in the health response to Covid-19, despite these communities being hit the hardest. While were supportive of the announcement … Read more »

Making Aotearoa / New Zealand The Best Place To Be A Child

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

In the third of Judge Andrew Becrofts five addresses reflecting on his time as Childrens Commissioner, he examines five ways we can significantly improve wellbeing for children and young people in Aotearoa / New Zealand. We are fortunate, … Read more »

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