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A weekly Pacific magazine programme features New Zealand and regional Pacific news, issues, information and music.




Pacific news, features, interviews and music.

Tagata o te Moana for 16 September 2017 (LONG)

Papua New Guinea politics is reeling after the move by a main opposition party, the Pangu Pati, to join government; This year's Pacific Islands Forum Summit, held last week in Apia, was heavily influenced by a meeting of foreign ministers last month, which helped shape the agenda; Confrontation between media and Indonesian officials at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders summit in Apia last week turned sour when the topic of West Papua was brought up; The governor of Hawaii has signed into law...

Duration: 00:33:17

Tagata o te Moana for 9 September 2017

Reactions in Tonga to the king's dissolution of parliament; West Papuans petition the UN for a supervised independence vote; Call for Bougainvilleans to look at independence options; Manus financial settlement no protection from future harm; Pacific fisheries agency urges caution over new tuna data; NZ's Pasifika voters talk about election issues, and; Prominent Tongans on how their culture and language shapes their work.

Duration: 00:31:45

Tagata o te Moana for 2 September 2017

Tongan's interim prime minister's ok with dissolution of Tongan parliament; Climate change, sustainable development, conservation and possibly West papua will be items on the agenda of a newly expanded Pacific Forum leaders summit line-up in Samoa next week; First Pasifika poet selected for prestigious NZ Poet Laureate award; Gay detainees fear for their lives and future if Australia close the detention centre on Manus Island; Fixing an ailing economy and a broken health system, as well as...

Duration: 00:31:34

Tagata o te Moana for 26 August 2017

Tonga's King Tuupou VI has dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections to be held by November 16th this year; As Yazaki winds down its operation in Samoa, a union is working to ensure employees receive all entitlements and new opportunities; Anti-nuclear and climate change activists have paid tribute to a man descirbed as a giant of history and an elegant climate warrior; A New Zealand Catholic lay missionary working in Papua New Guinea says he wants to raise concerns about the...

Duration: 00:32:00

Tagata o te Moana for 19 August 2017

More deaths in election related violence in Papua New Guinea; people on Guam rally for peace amid the tension between North Korea and the United Sattes; Pacific foreign ministers discuss building a collective foreign policy for the region; a suspended official from Tokelau speaks out about the atolls' controversial helicopter purchase; it's hoped wiping anti-gay laws from the Cook Islands lawbooks will encourage other Pacific islands to follow suit; the PNG government's called on to rein...

Duration: 00:32:04

Tagata o te Moana for 12 August 2017

Guam a pawn in US - North Korea confrontations - Academic; Manus detainees resist attempts to force them from camp; Resurfaced arrest warrant overshadows PNG PM's re-election; New Zealander who had been deported is now back at work in PNG; Uncertainty over New Caledonia Vale's nickel plant fuels fear of mass lay-offs; New Zealand examing PACER-Plus before final ratification; Samoa PM reflects on life as he promotes memoir.

Duration: 00:31:53

Tagata o te Moana for 5 August 2017

The true success of the Pacific region's first ever peacekeeping intervention is now being tested in Solomon Islands as the country tries to chart a course for its future while trying to forget the ghosts of the past; Despite the emergence of a government in Papua New Guinea, questions remain over the legitimacy of the general election; A relative of villagers in Indonesia's Papua region caught up in a fatal police shooting says they're calling for the police to take responsibility for the...

Duration: 00:32:12

Tagata o te Moana for 29 July 2017

Unrest and farce as PNG election draws to a close; UN accuses Canberra of reneging on offshore detention deal; Claims financial mismanagement in Fiji's government is getting worse; A survey shows many children taking part in 'at-risk' behaviour in Fiji and a new kava study into drinking and driving shows some unexpected results.

Duration: 00:31:42

Tagata o te Moana for 22 July 2017

Calls to end secrecy over unwanted Samoan teen pregnancies; Fears about magnitude of family violence confirmed in Samoa; Lobbying to form PNG government intensifies; Solomon Islands' PM yet to deliver on promise to tackle corruption; A Fijian academic says anxiety could remain over military political stance; Pro-Independence parties in French Polynesia lament slow decolonisation process; Plans for Tokelau's admin office move to be presented next week; And in sport Fiji and Tonga plot World...

Duration: 00:31:31

Tagata o te Moana for 15 July 2017

Papua New Guinea sees camps set up in the hope of forming the next government; There is finally a World Heritage listing for Taputapuatea marae in French Polynesia; The Cook Islands parliament has now formally established one of the biggest marine reserve areas in the world; Bikini Atoll could yield cancer insights; There is a renewed call for the better protection for fishing observers in the Pacific after a Papua New Guinean man went missing in Nauru waters; New surcharge on plastic bag...

Duration: 00:32:00

Tagata O Te Moana for 8 July 2017

Grievances abound as PNG election shifts into count; The Pacific fight against climate change takes to the world stage; Government initiatives to improve better health among a large Pacific community in South Auckland have failed; Health authorities across the region are promising to up their efforts to fix the perennial problem of medicine shortages; France reconsiders compensation bids by nuclear test veterans; Camp held in Tonga to break cycle of school violence; Comic convention...

Duration: 00:31:10

Tagata o Te Moana for 1 July 2017

Controversy mars first half of polling in PNG election; Understanding the success of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands holds the key to the country's future; A childrens rights advocate in Vanuatu says an abuse case that has outraged the nation also highlights glaring deficiencies in the country's child welfare system; A number of events have been held to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Montevideo Maru in 1942, but an Australian historian says far too...

Duration: 00:31:41

Tagata o te Moana for 24 June 2017

Signs of strong tourist season in Pacific, Three companies granted mining exploration licences in Fiji, Land leases still an issue for Fiji's sugar industry, EU increases funding for Pacific export project.

Duration: 00:32:04

Tagata o te Moana for 17 June 2017

A nationwide drug crisis has crippled hospitals and health centres in Papua New Guinea, with some hospitals completely running out of supplies. But replenishments are finally on their way; A New Zealand Catholic missionary deported from Papua New Guinea says it's unclear how he was supposed to have breached the conditions of his visa; Douglas Tennent says his work helping local people affected by multi-national Rimbunan Hijau's palm oil operations fell within the ambit of his work as a...

Duration: 00:31:31

Tagata o te Moana for 10 June 2017

The Vanuatu Government has announced it will not sign the PACER Plus trade and development agreement next week in Tonga; Media freedom has come under the spotlight in Tonga ever since the prime minister threatened the public broadcaster over his dissatisfaction of their reporting; A Fiji opposition party says banning whole villages from seasonal employment schemes is ruthless and unfair; Pacific island leaders have called for more help to fight illegal fishing and a worldwide network of...

Duration: 00:32:07

Tagata o te Moana for 3 June 2017

Tuvalu distressed by US withdrawal from Paris Agreement; Opponents warn pressure mounting on Tongan PM; Nearly 150 whales teeth to be repatriated to Fiji by New Zealand's Department of Conservation; Former Fiji official says civil servants work in climate of fear; Scientists have identified leafy vegetables which grow well on atolls that can reduce rates of non-communicable diseases; Memoir of Samoa PM Tu'ilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi released; Tongan push to stop teen marriages; Samoan...

Duration: 00:32:15

Tagata o te Moana for 27 May 2017

Four Nepalese men are stuck on a rickety boat in the Federated States of Micronesia nearly a year after they were given refugee status; Papua New Guinea's police force is feeling the pinch with manpower and capacity shortcomings as it confronts major security challenges; Pacific researchers have joined together to produce the first framework aimed at preventing Tongan youth in New Zealand committing suicide; Men detained by Australia on Manus Island say they requested asylum from New...

Duration: 00:32:01

Tagata o te Moana for 20 May 2017

The author of a book about a deported former Solomon Islands attorney general Julian Moti says Australia's apology to him was weak; Papua New Guinea's police commissioner has defended his decision to engage with an American security firm and consider their services to train local police and other security forces in preparation for PNG hosting the APEC summit next year; Questions have been raised over the quiet closure of Fiji's defacto embassy in Taiwan; A Manus Island refugee has warned...

Duration: 00:32:28

Tagata o te Moana for 13 May 2017

Global media body worried about Tongan democracy; Solomons police rearmed for the first time in 14 years; While unease over mining deepens in its Temotu province;Council battles to erase stigma surrounding disabled people in Fiji; Samoan Imam hopes translated Quran will dispel misconceptions of Islam; Papuan independence leader pushes cause abroad; Niue museum to restore island's treasures for future generations; And "World Class" Tahiti inspire at Beach Soccer World Cup.

Duration: 00:31:37

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