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  1. Video for Short-term assistance resumed for migrant workers – Peeni Henare

    Short-term assistance resumed for migrant workers – Peeni Henare

    Civil Defence Minister Peeni says that the Government will continue to support stranded migrant workers.

  2. Video for Extending New Zealand's bubble to Pacific Islands

    Extending New Zealand's bubble to Pacific Islands

    There has been discussion around expanding New Zealand's bubble to include the Pacific Islands. 

  3. Video for "Mamas" offer free donuts for orders made in Samoan

    "Mamas" offer free donuts for orders made in Samoan

    Māori-owned business Mamas Donuts is teaming up with renowned social influencer "Palagi Boi" in an effort to promote unity between Māori and Pasifika businesses. Three new Samoan style doughnuts are being released by "Mamas" in celebration of Samoan Language Week this week, but that's not the only surprise they offering for their customers.

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    Coronavirus cancellations put Shepherds Reign out of work

    South Auckland metal band Shepherds Reign were due to be the supporting act for The HU tonight at the Powerstation. However the recently imposed border restrictions meant that The HU were forced to cancel their one night tour of Aotearoa.

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    Samoa residents call for closure of entry into the country due to COVID-19

    Residents in Samoa are calling for their Government to stop entry into the country after the first suspected case of the coronavirus was announced there this week, and the first case in Fiji confirmed.

  6. Video for First suspected case of Coronavirus in Samoa

    First suspected case of Coronavirus in Samoa

    The Ministry of Health in Samoa says the patient resides in Auckland and flew in from New Zealand last week for a family occasion.

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    Pasifika leaders determined to protect Māori/Pasifika from Coronavirus

    The Pacific Leadership Forum, a council of leaders from the Pacific community are determined to stop the spread of COVID-19. They recognise that their ethnicities are at the highest risk from this virus, and the possible effects of it on Māori. Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Forum explains: “It is a responsible action by our Pacific [communities]. Because we live closely with our Māori whānau(s), in the same neighbourhood(s). “By being responsible with the prevention and the readiness, it also protects our Māori and the people of Aotearoa.”

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    Pacific Leadership Forum: Pasifika at highest risk of Coronavirus

    The Pacific Leadership Forum have identified their ethnicity as the having the highest risk of contracting Coronavirus. To combat that risk, the Aotearoa based leadership group has offered their services to help the government prepare their communities for the long fight ahead. In a statement the forum wrote, “This is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population.”

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    Luke McAlisters’ Japan team gets new coach

    Manu Samoa Coach, Vaeluagaomatagi Steve Jackson has signed on as coach for Luke McCallisters’ rugby team in Japan. The Shimizu Blue Sharks issued a statement on their website confirming the appointment. It is unknown how this will affect Vaeluagaomatagis’ work with Manu Samoa and SRU. According to the Statement, Vaeluagaomatagi is honoured to have taken up this position.  The Samoan Rugby Union have been contacted for comment and we are awaiting reply. About the Shimizu Blue Sharks The Shimizu Blue Sharks are a professional rugby team playing in the Top Challenge League in Japan. Luke McCalister played first-five for them in the 2019-2020 season that ended in January.

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    Samoan ali'i offers prayers for deceased koroua Māori in Samoa

    A Samoan High Chief (Ali'i) wants to hold a karakia service for the 70-year-old koroua Māori who passed away in Apia, Samoa.  ASA Foundation leader, Teleiai Edwin Puni says, “ASA Foundation is his family away from home (Aotearoa); he must not be alone even in death.”

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