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A daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.

Pacific Waves RNZ News

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    • 4.4 • 12 Ratings

A daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.

    Pacific Waves for 28 January 2023

    Pacific Waves for 28 January 2023

    The new Papua New Guinea foreign minister, Justin Tkatchenko, wants the diplomatic service revamped and expanded. But can PNG afford it given the issues for current missions?; No-take marine protected areas in the western and central Pacific Ocean have had little impact on tuna stocks according to a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science; The judicial crisis in Kiribati shows no sign of ending, three years after it began; Twenty Pasifka teen photographers were offered the opportunity of a lifetime when they were invited to attend a workshop organised by the National Goegraphic Society.

    • 19 min
    Can PNG afford more overseas missions?

    Can PNG afford more overseas missions?

    The new Papua New Guinea foreign minister, Justin Tkatchenko, wants the diplomatic service revamped and expanded. But can PNG afford it given the funding issues for existing overseas missions?

    • 5 min
    Marine protected areas do little for tuna conservation - study

    Marine protected areas do little for tuna conservation - study

    No-take marine protected areas in the western and central Pacific Ocean have had little impact on tuna stocks according to a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science.

    • 3 min
    Kiribati judicial crisis continues into 2023

    Kiribati judicial crisis continues into 2023

    The judicial crisis in Kiribati shows no sign of ending, three years after it began.

    • 4 min
    Pasifika youth benefit from photography camp

    Pasifika youth benefit from photography camp

    Twenty Pasifka teen photographers were offered the opportunity of a lifetime when they were invited to attend a workshop organised by the National Goegraphic Society.

    • 4 min
    Pacific Waves for 27 January 2023

    Pacific Waves for 27 January 2023

    Pacific community leaders are calling for swift action over an overstayer petition that was launched almost three years ago; Tonga's Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni Hu'akavameiliku enters his second year in power after a rocky start to his term; Some Cook Islands tourism operators are struggling financially as they grapple with the country's holiday low season; Tennis player Brett Baudinet might have passed the magical age of 40 but he's certainly not slowing down.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Nick in MN ,

Thank you RNZ

I listen to the morning edition every weekday. We’re lucky that about the only regular source for news from this region is so well done, and features such wide coverage (although comparatively little from FSM and Palau). The sound quality in the interviews is sometimes low, but that’s the price you pay for getting information from a remote part of the world.

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