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Papua New Guinea has received an additional 146,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from New Zealand, facilitated through the COVAX facility. 146,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, bought by New Zealand were delivered to Papua New Guinea this week Photo: PNG Health Department PNG has recorded almost 17,000 confirmed cases of the virus, the vast majority in the past few months, although testing remains limited and the real number of those infected is expected to be far higher. The official death toll is 167. The country's Health Secretary, Osborne Liko, said the doses gifted by New Zealand will boost PNG's vaccination programme and ensure that more people, including essential frontline workers, will be protected.
He thought there were at least three or four of the whales, who were “popping up all over the show”, but the low light made it hard to get a good count. “It was pretty exciting seeing such an amazing animal up close and we got quite a bit of video footage of them swimming alongside us.” In one of the breaches he caught on film, the whale is almost completely clear of the water. “It shows you the power in them to be able to get something of that size out of the water. “It was a great finish to the day seeing them up close, it was really amazing.”
The Asian Development Bank has launched a new Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach to guide its support for its most vulnerable developing member countries.
A man was held down by four staff members and shocked with electricity when he was 13 years old at a Rangitīkei psychiatric institution.
“To have somebody knocking at the door in the early hours of the morning with a flashlight in your face, disrespecting the owner of the home, with an alsatian dog frothing at the mouth at your door, wanting to come in without any respect for the people living in there is quite traumatising,” Sio said. ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff “That is just my family – that is replicated across the Pacific community.” He said the apology was important so that the next generation of Pasifika people in New Zealand could build trust and confidence in the system. “I do not want my children or any of my nieces and nephews to be shackled by the pain and to be angry about it. I need them to move forward and look to the future, as people of Aotearoa.”
Josiah Tualamali'i has repeatedly written to the prime minister calling for an apology over the dawn raids and had planned to present a petition to Parliament next week.
He was at home in Christchurch with his father, Potogi Amosa Tualamali'i, when the Government announced it would apologise for the dawn raids and both “had tears”. Josiah Tualamali'i was the recipient of the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Award for Leadership and Inspiration in 2016 and accompanied Jacinda Ardern to Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands in 2018 to represent New Zealand's young people. Supplied Josiah Tualamali'i, 26, and his father, Potogi Amosa Tualamali'i, were moved ''to tears'' when they heard the Government would issue a formal apology for the race-based dawn raids on Pacific people during the 1970s. “Watching an elder almost break down during the TV announcement, at the end, that was so moving,” Tualamali'i said.
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