Pasifika leaders want more following Dawn Raids apology

The dawn raids of the 1970s saw police target homes of Pacific immigrants searching for overstayers.

'Very emotional' - Ardern reflects on ifoga at dawn raids apology

As part of yesterday’s ceremony the PM took part in a modified version of the Samoan ifoga ceremony.

Govt apologises for dawn raids in historic three-hour ceremony

Auckland Town Hall was filled with song, “healing”, a recognition of injustice, and a peek into the future.


Tongan princess in tears as she accepts formal dawn raids apology

The Prime Minister was visibly emotional as she listened to Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu speak.


Ardern offers 'unreserved' apology for dawn raids on Govt's behalf

Immigration officials targeted the homes of Pacific Islands people, beginning in the 1970s.

Mat draped over Ardern as part of Govt's formal apology for dawn raids

The PM took part in an adapted Samoan Ifoga ceremony at the Auckland Town Hall.


Full broadcast: Govt's formal apology to Pacific community for dawn raids

The event at the Auckland Town Hall will hosted by the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio.

Covid-19 in Fiji: 1121 new cases, six more deaths confirmed

There are 294 severe Covid-19 patients in Fiji's hospitals.

Minister recalls 'pain' of dawn raids on eve of Govt apology

Aupito William Sio doesn't remember how many times police visited his family home in the depths of night.

Baby among six more Covid-19 deaths in Fiji

Fiji also recorded 1163 new Covid-19 cases in the 24-hour period to 8am yesterday.


Immigration New Zealand loses track of someone due to be deported to Pacific

Since the border closure, 32 people are on the list to be deported to the Pacific, the majority for violent offences.


Pacific Update: Olympic sevens gold brings cheer to struggling Fiji

Barbara Dreaver brings our weekly news roundup from the Pacific region.

UN ‘relieved' NZ agreed to treat Covid-infected Fijian staffer

The Government initially declined to medically evacuate a Covid-19 infected patient from Fiji.

UN aid worker with Covid being transferred to Auckland from Fiji

It's not yet known which hospital the patient will be treated at.


Family of Fijian sevens star overwhelmed with Olympic gold

Iosefo Masi's overwhelmed family were hugged by those around them.

Macron: France owes 'debt' to Polynesians over nuclear tests

The French president stopped short of apologising over the underground and atmospheric tests, which ran from 1966-1996.

Up-and-coming Polynesian quartet delivers sweet music

Samson Setu, Ipu Laga’aia, Taka Vuni and Manase Latu want to use their classical training to create a unique sound.


Fijian rugby stars break down in tears after winning Olympic gold

The team also marked the occasion in traditional fashion, singing a hymn which features the lyrics we have overcome.

Dentists concerned about oral health of young Pasifika

A new report shows Pasifika children are disproportionately more likely to have tooth decay than others.


Fijian fans hoping Olympic sevens gold can unite stricken nation

A win over NZ in the gold medal match could bring some much-needed joy to the nation during its Covid battle.

Fiji's Covid-19 death toll passes 200

The island nation also recorded 715 cases of Covid-19 and 11 deaths, including an unvaccinated health worker.

Samoa's new Prime Minister holds first cabinet meeting

The keys to Parliament have been handed to the Speaker after months of impasse.

New curfews for Fiji amid record daily Covid cases

There have been 24,354 cases during the outbreak that started in April.

Efeso Collins: Do more to attract people to Auckland vaccination event

Less than a quarter of those sent initial invitations to the Manukau event have booked a slot.

Covid-19 may have put thousands more NZ kids in poverty

Māori and Pacific children were more likely than Pākehā children end up in poverty, research revealed.

Health worker dies of Covid in Fiji, days after giving birth

The child was born by emergency caesarean section three days before the woman died.

Samoa's new PM ready to 'get the house in order'

FAST Party's Fiame Naomi Mata'afa was declared leader in an appeal court decision on Friday.

Fiji facing political crisis as opposition MPs taken in by police

The escalating tension is over the Government’s intention to amend the iTaukei Land Trust Act.

Rugby sevens stars on a mission to bring joy to Fiji

The Fijian men are chasing back-to-back golds in Tokyo.

John Campbell: Blatant self-interest of rugby's elite leaving Pacific depleted

Campbell calls out World Rugby and Tier One nations for making playing field "unlevel" for Pacific Island players.

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