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Dateline Pacific for 30 October 2020
Covid-19 death toll rises in French Polynesia; A New Zealand memorial service has been held for Former Cook islands prime minister and doctor, Joe Williams.; Growers and Pacific both itching for seasonal workers to deploy to NZ.
Covid-19 death toll rises in French Polynesia
Three more people have died in French Polynesia's Covid-19 pandemic as the total number of confirmed cases to date in the territory surged past 7000.
NZ memorial service salutes legacy of Cooks former PM Williams
A New Zealand memorial service has been held for Former Cook islands prime minister and doctor, Joe Williams, whereb tributes to his important legacy were heard in a solemn and respectful cultural atmosphere.
NZ growers and Pacific keen for seasonal workers to return
New Zealand's horticulture sector says it believes workers from Covdi-19 free parts of the Pacific should be allowed to enter the country and address a skilled worker shortage, adding that plans are in place to ensure workers who come for the seasonal work could get back home again.
Dateline Pacific for 29 October 2020
Tonga's Justice Minister unmoved by criticism of amendment; Pacific nations at forefront of anti-nuclear breakthrough; New Bougainville government encouraging youth into business.
Tonga's Justice Minister unmoved by criticism of amendment
The acting Justice Minster in Tonga is not about to undo a constitutional amendment despite criticism.