Pacific health expert and Niue national Dr Collin Tukuitonga has been recognised with the Knight Companion of the New Zealand order of Merit in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. Dr Tukuitonga said: “It’s nice to be recognised, and it’s a humbling experience – but it’s a reflection of the work of many people.” He was formerly head of the Pacific Community (SPC).
New Caledonia’s Southern Province president, Sonia Backes is the first New Caledonian politician to become part of the French National Assembly. Backes was appointed as Secretary . . .