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Maugaloto Palu
Apia, SAMOA — Former Samoan rugby league international Maugaloto Palu has been arrested for attempted murder. The former prop is in police custody facing four charges including one count of attempted murder, and two of grievous bodily harm and one of armed with a dangerous weapon. Palu appeared...
Highlighted protected areas
Honolulu, HAWAII — Area-based management has become a an international focal point for fisheries management with the United Nations advocating for some form of protected area in 30% of the ocean by 2030. In response to this initiative and other issues, 34 fishery science and management experts from...
Pulemelei Mound
Apia, SAMOA — The owners behind a controversial land sale in Samoa have announced they will not sell the site where the ancient Pulemelei Mound is situated. For months Nelson Properties have been trying to sell 1150 acres of freehold land in Savai'i, where the pyramid-like mound known as one of the...
An anchorage in Tonga
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — More than 7000 Tongans are thought to be stranded overseas by Covid-19 restrictions. The chief executive of Tonga's Ministry of Information, Paula Ma'u, said a thousand have registered for repatriation, while a thousand stranded seasonal workers are being registered by the...
 Chairman of Moata'a Rugby and former Manu Samoa sevens player, Falepauga Filipo Saena
Apia, SAMOA — Local rugby competitions will get back underway in Samoa this weekend after Covid-19 forced all sporting activities to a standstill in March. Eight sub unions across Apia and Savaii are expected to start domestic competitions in the under 19 and senior age grades which includes...
The bot called Ᾱmio
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — A free Facebook Messenger chat-bot sharing Covid-19 information will be expanding its reach to include Pacific languages in the coming months. The bot called Ᾱmio was created by three New Zealand doctors, Sanjeev Krishna, Canaan Aumua and Cole Rudolph, and is currently in...
Utah's Pacific Islander community shows solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement.
Salt Lake City, UTAH — They call themselves "Pacific Islanders for Black Lives Matter Utah." Just after sunrise Friday morning, they led a peaceful march in downtown Salt Lake City. They say family plays an important role n the Polynesian culture -- and In their eyes -- their black brothers and...
Sign at entrance to John Burns School of Medicine at UH
Honolulu, HAWAII — The University of Hawaii School of Medicine is looking for patients who have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 for a new clinical trial. It’s the first clinical trial in Hawaii that seeks to find an effective treatment for coronavirus. Patients who participate in the...
screenshot of Mr. Key
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — This week police told 1 NEWS they have launched an internal investigation over the incident involving Feleti Key as well as referring it to the Independence Police Conduct Authority (IPCA). Mr Key has been diagnosed with very severe obstructive sleep apnoea since 2005 and...
 Debbie Kaore's injuries
PNG — Papua New Guinea athlete Debbie Kaore says she would have died if she had not escaped from her former partner. Lieutenant Murray Oa was charged with causing grievous bodily harm after footage of him assaulting Ms Kaore in front of her children was shared widely on social media, sparking...

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