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Pacific people

Woman getting a vaccination
Pacific people are no strangers to hardship. Living on the frontlines of the climate crisis, thousands of miles from most places, its accepted daily that life is a struggle. Most Pacific Islanders have had to rebuild their lives multiple times whether it be from cyclones, flooding, conflict,...
Locals at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Funafuti, Tuvalu
United Nationa, NEW YORK CITY — The United Nations says the introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world's poorest people including those in the Pacific could help slow the current surge in Covid-19 cases in the region. According to the World Health Organisation, as of 14 October there...
Seasonal workers in New Zealand
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Pacific people will not be punished for being in New Zealand without a valid visa if their immigration status is revealed during Covid-19 testing, the health minister says. Hundreds of seasonal workers have been stranded in New Zealand over recent months, some with...
 The panelists for a panel on New Zealand's response to Pacific climate change,
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — The message that Pacific people affected by climate change would rather stay in their homes than become refugees in New Zealand was reiterated by a panel at Canterbury University on Thursday. The panel in Christchurch discussed New Zealand's response to Pacific climate...
 Keoni Mahelona, Te Hiku Media [Photo: RNZ Pacific Sara Vui-Talitu]
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A data sovereignty expert has warned Pacific people to be mindful of how companies could use indigenous data to profit. Keoni Mahelona of the Maori not-for-profit organisation, Te Hiku Media, said indigenous people had valuable knowledge, and their sovereignty and ownership...