- News Feature : Pacific tuna tagging focus moves west [26/10/2016 - New Caledonia]
- News Feature : Suva to have more early warning sirens for disasters [26/10/2016 - Fiji]
- Business News : Air Niugini to celebrate 43 years in service [26/10/2016 - Papua New Guinea]
- Business News : Fiji Fresh Produce Forum maps way forward [26/10/2016 - New Zealand]
- Business News : Crowd funding to raise equity for Pacific restaurant [26/10/2016 - New Zealand]
- News : Lobbying for PNG Governor General post has started Dame Taylor, Dame Kidu suggested [26/10/2016 - Papua New Guinea]
- News : Immunity judgement for former Vanuatu MPs next Wednesday [26/10/2016 - Vanuatu]
- News : Kanaks march over New Caledonia roll [26/10/2016 - New Caledonia]
- News : Family planning can control population growth in PNG [26/10/2016 - Papua New Guinea]
- News : Kalsakau heads Vanuatu Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee [26/10/2016 - Vanuatu]
- News : Israel aid for Fiji [26/10/2016 - Fiji]
- News Feature : Why the Marrakech summit must deliver on climate finance [26/10/2016 - United States]
- Sponsored : Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
Tokelau Ulu calls for immediate solution to ferry woes
Tokelau’s people, who are New Zealand citizens, depend entirely on the MV Tokelau for transport and supplies and the New Zealand government has been working on a replacement vessel since 2005.
Keli Kalolo said travelling on the ship, which is more than 20 years old, is especially worrisome in view of the recent sinking of a Papua New Guinea ferry and Tonga’s Princess Ashika tragedy in 2009.
“There is a fear among the leaders that we don’t want that kind of situation to happen in Tokelau, although we still need a boat. It’s good to replace this boat but we need an immediate solution to this.”
Kalolo said the council will be taking its preferred options for a replacement ferry to Tokelau’s New Zealand-based administrator later this month.
Most read World first federation for resilience professionals to be launched in Fiji Fiji Opposition leader Ro Teimumu to retire from Politics El Niño drives concentration of C02 in atmosphere to new high – UN weather agency El Niño drives concentration of C02 in atmosphere to new high – UN weather agency EU helps Pacific source Climate Change funding Fiji's ties with Russia 'not unreasonable' - NZ PM New Zealand to take major role in setting up Pacific Islands Planners Association Chinese court rules in favour of Fijian government
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media