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Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Published By   /  April 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rabi Island, Reports, Road construction, Roading, Roads, Self Determination, Transport  /  Comments Off on Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Riding on horseback is the main way to get around Rabi Island after the landslide blocked the road … or just walk. Image: Blessen Tom/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi, Fiji The rebuilding of a road on Fiji’s northern Rabi Island is currently in the works. Fiji’s most recent natural disaster, Tropical Cyclone Keni, […]

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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

Published By   /  April 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cyclone Josie, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Environment, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, FNPF, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Savings, Self Determination, Weather  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

Published By   /  April 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Disasters, Editorials, Farming, Featured, Fiji, Fred Wesley, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Superstorms, The Fiji Times, Weather  /  Comments Off on Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation This house at Namara Village in Sanima on Kadavu had its roof blown off. Image: The Fiji Times By Vilimaina Naqelevuki in Suva A resort owner on Kadavu has called on Fijians to urgently […]

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‘We’re stuck in the river – please come quickly’ cry before being swept away

Published By   /  April 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Josie, Cyclones, Featured, Fiji, Flooding, Floods, Lautoka, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nadi, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re stuck in the river – please come quickly’ cry before being swept away

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: ‘We’re stuck in the river – please come quickly’ cry before being swept away Tragically drowned … Sheenal Mudliar , pictured with her surviving husband Sandeep Mudliar. Image: The Fiji Times By Felix Chaudhary in Lautoka “We’re stuck in the river, please come quickly.” These […]

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‘Scary’ floodwaters engulf homes in western Fiji as 4 die over Easter

Published By   /  April 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Josie, Cyclones, Featured, Fiji, Flooding, Floods, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on ‘Scary’ floodwaters engulf homes in western Fiji as 4 die over Easter

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: ‘Scary’ floodwaters engulf homes in western Fiji as 4 die over Easter A vehicle is swept away into a drain by strong currents at Waimalika in Sabeto, Nadi, in western Fiji yesterday. Image: Baljeet Singh/The Fiji Times By Felix Chaudhary in Lautoka “It was scary, […]

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Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands

Published By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Jacinda Ardern, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Samoa, Tonga, Weather, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand government’s Pacific Mission will take place early next month and travel to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands. “It […]

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Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

Published By   /  February 15, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Featured, History, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News As Tonga struggles to recover from Cyclone Gita, authorities are looking for somewhere to host the next Parliamentary sessions next month. Parliament needs a place to meet between […]

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Falling trees and downed power poles hinder Tonga’s Gita relief effort

Published By   /  February 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disaster management, Disasters, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Falling trees and downed power poles hinder Tonga’s Gita relief effort

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Falling trees and downed power poles hinder Tonga’s Gita relief effort By Kalino Latu. editor of Kaniva News The Tongan government’s efforts to assess the extent of destruction by Tropical Cyclone Gita have been hindered by falling trees and downed power poles. The Minister of […]

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Tonga welcomes NZ $750,000 aid offer in wake of Gita’s destruction

Published By   /  February 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tonga welcomes NZ $750,000 aid offer in wake of Gita’s destruction

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tonga welcomes NZ $750,000 aid offer in wake of Gita’s destruction By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The Tongan government has welcomed New Zealand’s offer to donate $750,000 and personnel assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Gita’s destruction. The NZ government has a […]

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Tropical Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction in Tonga

Published By   /  February 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction in Tonga

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tropical Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction in Tonga Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita has left a trail of destruction after hitting Tonga with 200 kph plus winds during the night. RNZ reports that on the main island of Tongatapu in the […]

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