Niue’s twice weekly flights have resumed

The twice weekly flights to Niue resumed last week on Monday, 01 April.  Niue Tourism Advisor, Hayden Porter says they double their capacity numbers with the increased flights and is the highest they have seen in the

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Opinion: Health service coverage: Asia and the Pacific swap places

According to the World Health Organization, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires that all people receive the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative, and palliative health services they need and can afford.

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COP28 draft agreement calls for fossil fuel cuts but avoids ‘phase-out’

Oil-exporting countries will be called upon to reduce their production drastically in the coming decades, if a draft agreement published at the COP28 UN summit on Monday is accepted. The text avoids highly contentious

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Sir Collin Tukuitonga resigns from NZ government roles, citing ‘no confidence’

One of New Zealand’s most prominent Pacific health leaders says he has “no confidence” in the Government after stepping down from almost every advisory role. Long-standing champion for health Sir Collin Tukuitonga

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AOSIS Ministers express serious concerns over COP28 Global Stocktake draft text

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Chairs Minister, Cedric Schuster of Samoa, Monday voiced deep worries regarding the process and content of the document in reaction to the COP28 Presidency’s draft text on

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Pacific Gender champion urges stronger female representation and accountability at COP28

Pacific Gender Champion and Niue’s Minister for Natural Resources, Mona Ainu’u, has delivered a passionate call for stronger female representation and accountability at COP28, emphasising the urgent need for

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Niue Impresses and Flights increase

The tourism industry in Niue is celebrating the news that Air New Zealand is re-introducing a twice weekly service departing Auckland on a Tuesday and Saturday from 2 April 2024. Demand for the destination has continued

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We come from a family of lifters — the Edwards sisters of Niue

In this next instalment of the Islands Business’ build-up to the Pacific Games,  correspondent Alipate Pareti  takes a look at—the Edwards sisters of Niue—Maxine and Ramsi. They will be carrying

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Niue’s Premier says complete phase out of fossil fuels ‘very hard’

Niue has nearly exhausted its climate mitigation options and its focus now is on adaptation, the island’s Premier Dalton Tagelagi says. Tagelagi told RNZ Pacific that Niue’s contribution to global warming is

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Heavyweight boxer Tutakitoa-Williams to lead Niue’s Pacific Games medal bid

Niue’s heavyweight boxer, Duken Tutakitoa-Williams will lead the country’s campaign at the upcoming Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Chef de Mission Sidney Lui told RNZ Pacific that

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Niue Launches Ocean Protection Funding Initiative

Niue, a small island nation in the South Pacific, is taking a bold step towards its ambitious conservation goals with a first-of-its-kind sustainable funding initiative to safeguard its sovereign waters: Ocean

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Niue, Tuvalu raise concerns over Fukushima radioactive wastewater release

The Governments of Niue and Tuvalu have raised their concerns over Japan’s release of treated radioactive wastewater from its Fukushima nuclear plant last Thursday. More than a million tons of ALPS (Advanced Liquid

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