AUT to Teach Climate Action

How to change society in order to combat climate change can now be studied at AUT. A new Climate Action course is being introduced together with a reshaped Bachelor of Arts, organised around the United Nations

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University of Guam: Centered on Island Wisdom

Islands share similar concerns and similar struggles. But they also share a similar resilience and bring a certain innovation to problem-solving. At the University of Guam, we call this “island wisdom.” It’s a way

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Outlook 2022: The year ahead

For the third year running, COVID-19 is defining and disrupting life, leadership and governance in the Pacific Islands. Compounded by climate change-related flooding and the devastating  Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai

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Kacific gets nod to provide Tonga broadband Internet

Rural and remote communities in Tonga will now have broadband Internet access, following the lifting by Tongan authorities of earlier restrictions placed on Singaporean-based satellite service provider Kacific

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COVID-19 lessons for public messaging

Whether it was the early reports out of China in late 2019, the World Health Organization’s announcement of a pandemic in March 2020, or the dreaded first official announcement of an in-country case, everyone

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Whispers

Fisheries dramas The head of a major fisheries agency has survived a move to stop her from sitting a second term. The move was driven by New Zealand, with the support of Cook Islands, who wanted the membership to accept

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Outlook 2022: The year in Pacific politics

By Sadhana Sen For the third year running, COVID-19 is defining and disrupting  life, leadership and governance in the Pacific. Compounded by climate change-related flooding and the devastating

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Tonga’s recovery effort

“The volcanic ash has settled into every crevice our lives and we still sleep in fear of another eruption. Yet through the ash, panic and chaos, I saw hope.” That was the testimony of Hon. Frederica Tuita, who

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Solomon Islands’ juggling act

By Georgina Kekea Solomon Islands was COVID-19 free until December 2021. Despite recording positive cases in isolation centres, the spread to the community was avoided. It was not until January 2022 that Prime Minister

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Low vax rates threaten PNG economy

By Kevin McQuillan COVID-19 will remain a threat to the Papua New Guinea economy throughout 2022, due to the low rate of vaccination and poor health infrastructure, compounded by a lacklustre foreign investment climate.

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