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Rain is slowly easing today on Tongatapu after a bout of heavy rain, which has fallen almost continuously since the end of last week, causing widespread flooding especially in low lying areas. Roads around Nuku'alofa were still flooded today, although the water should start subsiding as rain eases ...
The New Zealand government announced last month it had plans to improve access to pensions for people in the realm countries of Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau. Under the current scheme people need to live and work in New Zealand for at least five years past the age of 50 but New ... his mind

Jacinda Ardern's father Ross Ardern will step down as the High Commissioner to Niue when his tenure ends in May, and has been posted to Tokelau. The position in Niue would be taken over by diplomat and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade agriculture development manager Kirk Yates. Ardern took ...
The villages are: Fiji, Aotearoa, Kiribati, Hawaii, Niue, Samoa, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. Each has its own drawcard events and activities. Highlights include the renowned Suluape family live tattooing at the Samoan village, the re-enactment of a traditional marriage in Tuvalu, lovo ...
People born in the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau are New Zealand residents by birth. However, according to Work and Income, they currently need to have lived in New Zealand for at least 10 consecutive years since the age of 20 to qualify for superannuation, and at least five years since the age of 50.
People born in the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau are New Zealand residents by birth. However according to Work and Income, in order for them to qualify for NZSA, they need to have lived in New Zealand for at least 10 consecutive years since the age of 20, and at least five years since the age of 50.

Today Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters announced changes to the New Zealand superannuation scheme for residents of Cooks Islands, Niue and Tokelau. "Under the current system people must have lived in New Zealand for five years after turning 50 in order to be ...
We also must work collectively to protect and preserve languages for the Pacific communities who call New Zealand home, especially when New Zealand's three Pacific realm nations of Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands are vulnerable and at risk of being lost to future generations. The Pacific language ...
Waste management in Tokelau has been identified as an urgent priority with increasing amounts of rubbish being disposed on the atolls. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between Tokelau's Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment and the Pacific Recycle ...
The pair was investigated after New Zealand's previous National-led government became dissatisfied with the deal. Massey University Pasifika Centre director, Malakai Koloamatangi, said the public servants cannot be blamed for a decision made by politicians. He argues the bigger issue for Tokelau is ...
After the purchases went public in February, New Zealand ordered the suspension of two public servants from Tokelau and imposed a veto on big capital spending. The release of New Zealand's funding to Tokelau was also changed from annual to monthly tranches. Kelihiano Kalolo, a senior Tokelau ...
New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw says the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement will apply to Tokelau from today. New Zealand has submitted a formal declaration to the UN to have the agreements extended to cover Tokelau's low lying ...
Additionally, free-school tuna caught in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Tokelau is now eligible for MSC certification under the PNA new MSC certificate. With this inclusion, the total area covered by the PNA MSC certified fishery now further expands to almost 15 million km2 of pristine ...
Eleven million dollars in Tonga for electricity, that's a five-year programme so presumably that'll be topped up - and then the news that superannuation for the Cooks, Niue and Tokelau is portable (in other words you don't even have to be in New Zealand). You can stay home and collect it. Advertisement ...
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced proposed changes to New Zealand's superannuation requirements that will make the system fairer for residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau. "The New Zealand Cabinet has agreed to make changes to the eligibility requirements for receiving ...
New footage filmed from a helicopter has revealed scarred hills in the Ruapehu District, as supplies have been flown in for about 120 people at Blue Duck Lodge, cut off because of the heavy rain that has hit parts of the North Island. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00.

In 2015, Tokelau decided to do something about that. Flush with cash from fishing licenses, the government bought two helicopters and proceeded with plans to develop landing strips on its three atolls. When he found out, then-New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully was furious and called the 2.5 ...
Afega Gaualofa assumed the role of Ulu this month, taking over from Siopili Perez, who presided over much of the recent deterioration of New Zealand-Tokelau relations. In published comments from his address at the launch of the MV Kalopaga this week, the Ulu said talks were under way for "the air strips" ...
People from the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau no longer have to return to New Zealand to get their superannuation. Currently they need to have lived a total of ten years in New Zealand - five of those after the age of 50. Speaking in Rarotonga, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said people can now ...
VeriSign reported that .com continued to maintain its position as the largest TLD, followed by .cn (China) and .tk (Tokelau). New gTLD ("ngTLD") registrations decreased 2.4% year over year to 20.6 million, which represent 6.2% of total domain name registrations. ngTLD declined 19.5% year over year.
Namib is an ideal Linux distro for anyone who wants to ease into the Arch approach to computing. Namib is a newcomer -- the third and current release (version 17.11) arrived late last year. However, it makes up for its lack of age by its performance. Namib makes Arch simple. Surprisingly very user-friendly ...
Devastatingly, for smaller low-lying countries such as Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tokelau, the very existence of these communities is already in serious jeopardy. Children, families and communities in the Pacific are continuously rebuilding their homes, schools, businesses, churches and lives after every disaster; ...
... and Constitutionalism Conference series is on February 13 and 14 at the University of Auckland. If funding is secured, the second part will be a dialogue between Aotearoa New Zealand and Tonga scheduled for 2019, with New Zealand's relationship with the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau examined in ...
SJH - And so data sharing agreements have already started with Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau, right? JM- The main reason is that there's already a close working relationship between New Zealand and those Pacific countries and also they're active members of the Pacific Registrars Network, so we ...
2017 ended on a positive note for the Met Office of Tokelau with the re-establishment of a fully functional office for Tokelau in December. The Pacific Meteorological Desk Partnership (PMDP) officially handed over Meteorological instruments to the newly established Met office of Tokelau, leading to the ...
The Pacific islands of Fiji, Tokelau, and Kiribati have all signed contracts to be connected to the 60Tbps NEXT subsea cable stretching between Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Southern Cross Cables has announced a "major capacity commitment" from Fijian telecommunications provider ...
Tokelau is the latest Pacific nation to have its health resources added to the health data collection of the web-based medical information service Tupaia. no caption. Photo: Supplied. The head of the health data project, Michael Nunan, says his team will be visiting the Cook Islands soon as they gather ...
Waste management in Tokelau has been identified as an urgent priority with increasing amounts of rubbish being disposed on the atolls. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between Tokelau's Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment and the Pacific Recycle ...
A pair of Tokelau government employees sacked over the purchase of two helicopters and a property in Samoa have lost their bid to be reinstated. Jovilisi Suveinakama and Heto Puka had managerial and financial roles for Tokelau and were based in Apia. They were suspended in April, pending an ...
Tokelau's government requested the removal of the former Administator, David Nicolson, in August following Nicholson's veto of the purchase of two helicopters for US$366,000 and the suspension of two government ministers. The release of New Zealand's funding to Tokelau was also changed from ...
New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that Ross Ardern will be the country's next administrator of Tokelau. Mr Ardern, who is currently serving as High Commissioner to Niue and has held various Pacific regional policing roles, is also the father of New Zealand's prime minister ...
MALAKAI KOLOAMATANGI: The direction to buy the helicopters, it was a pretty major issue, considering the cost of the helicopters and the impact it would have had on Tokelau. I think it was a mjaor step to take and civil servants were not responsible for that. It should come from the Tokelauan adminstration ...
The pair was investigated after New Zealand's previous National-led government became dissatisfied with the deal. Massey University Pasifika Centre director, Malakai Koloamatangi, said the public servants cannot be blamed for a decision made by politicians. He argues the bigger issue for Tokelau is its ...
An academic says the sacking of two senior public servants this week by the Tokelau administration cannot be justified. Massey University Pasifika Centre director, Malakai Koloamatangi was speaking after the sacking of senior public servants, Jovilisi Suveinakama and Heto Puka, over their involvement in ...
Tokelau minister, Kelihiano Kalolo, said commissioner Casimilo Perez dismissed the pair in a move backed by Tokelau's government. Mr Perez had the final say on the matter after being presented a report on the investigation, which was conducted by Aleki Silao, a member of the public service. Mr Kalolo ...
... boat to Niue police in October, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Maritime New Zelaand. Niue police chief Tony Edwards says the new vessel marks the first time Niue has had an immediate first response capability. Tokelau is scheduled to receive its boat and training next year.
After the purchases went public in February, New Zealand ordered the suspension of two public servants from Tokelau and imposed a veto on big capital spending. The release of New Zealand's funding to Tokelau was also changed from annual to monthly tranches. Kelihiano Kalolo, a senior Tokelau ...
New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw says the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement will apply to Tokelau from today. New Zealand has submitted a formal declaration to the UN to have the agreements extended to cover Tokelau's low lying ...
Manila, Jubi – Kepulauan Solomon telah mengundurkan diri dari kesepakatan utama bidang penangkapan tuna yang disebut Pengaturan Tokelau dengan alasan pengaturan itu berbahaya bagi negaranya dan alokasi tangkapan ikan tunanya di masa depan. Pengaturan Tokelau adalah sebuah ...
... boat to Niue police in October, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Maritime New Zelaand. Niue police chief Tony Edwards says the new vessel marks the first time Niue has had an immediate first response capability. Tokelau is scheduled to receive its boat and training next year.
“Matthew being a New Zealand citizen has the distinction of spending some of his childhood and early schooling in Tokelau. So that's rather distinctive as not many people have been to Tokelau and he's spent his early years growing up and going to school there.” This first point is pertinent as it is well ...
Tokelau made a bid for air services last year with the purchase of two helicopters, which are currently being sold off after New Zealand's rejection of the project. Tokelau's Faipule, or leaders, met in Wellington this week with Mr Peters, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito Su'a William Sio and Administrator to ...
New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw says the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement will apply to Tokelau from today. New Zealand has submitted a formal declaration to the UN to have the agreements extended to cover Tokelau's low lying ...
There are calls for a commission of enquiry into New Zealand's relationship with its territory Tokelau, following a breakdown in relations.
It wasn't until the 1990s that members of Tokelau's expatriate community approached New Zealand's Bible Society about producing the Bible in ...
Today marks the start of Tokelau language week. The theme, chosen by the Tokelauan community is, "Tokelau ke mau ki te gagana a nā ...
The 2017 line-up of seven Pacific language weeks has come to an end with Tokelauan Language Week, Vaiaho ote Gagana Tokelau being ...
Reverend Sopoaga is also one of the community leaders involved in organising this year's Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau, Tokelau Language ...
It's been revealed that New Zealand ordered Tokelau to suspend two public servants accused of making a controversial helicopter buy.


 

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