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Pacific Waves

RNZ New Zealand

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. Hosted by Susana Suisuiki.

Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

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. Hosted by Susana Suisuiki.

Twitter:

@rnz_news

Language:

English

Contact:

P O Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand + 644 474 1437


Episodes
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Pacific Waves for 20 July 2024 (web)

7/19/2024
MSG calls France's handling of decolonisation in New Cal "illegitimate"; PNG's ongoing struggle to rein in loggers; Seasonal work causing division among Pacific families; Tonga's first female boxer set to go 'all out' at Paris.

Duration:00:25:03

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MSG, France's handling of decolonisation in NC illegitimate

7/19/2024
The Melanesian Spearhead Group has condemned France's handling of the U.N-mandated decolonization of New Caledonia calling it "illegitimate".

Duration:00:04:25

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PNG's ongoing struggle to rein in loggers

7/19/2024
The tropical rainforest of Papua New Guinea is one of the last great blocks of forest still standing in the world.

Duration:00:09:25

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Seasonal work causing division among Pacific families

7/19/2024
As demand for seasonal labour in the Pacific increases so does the number of children in the region being raised by grandparents.

Duration:00:03:32

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Tonga's first female boxer set to go 'all out' at Paris

7/19/2024
Tonga's first female boxer to the Olympics says she'll be going 'all out' for the Pacific in Paris.

Duration:00:06:10

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Pacific Waves for 19 July 2024

7/18/2024
PNG census delays continue; Guamanians seek access to an unclassified report; NZ deputy prime minister speaks on deep sea mining; Samoan dance academy revives traditional performing arts.

Duration:00:20:25

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PNG census delays continue

7/18/2024
The Papua New Guinea census was extended this week after enumerators had failed to cover the entire country.

Duration:00:03:49

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Guamanians seek access to an unclassified report

7/18/2024
Guam's Legislature has requested access to the unclassified version of an "independent assessment of the integrated air and missile defense architecture.

Duration:00:06:28

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NZ deputy prime minister speaks on deep sea mining

7/18/2024
Deputy prime minister Winston Peters was asked if New Zealand's position had changed on deep sea mining.

Duration:00:05:10

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Samoan performing arts is for everyone - academy director

7/18/2024
An Auckland-based Samoan Siva dance academy is reviving a traditional singing practice called Fa'asala.

Duration:00:03:36

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Pacific Waves for 18 July 2024

7/17/2024
Calls for separatism fuels debate in New Caledonia; Pacific regional health leader embarks on regional tour; Falepili Union a ' very good deal' for Tuvaluans - academic; Niue Premier shares vision for island ahead of anniversary celebration.

Duration:00:22:38

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Separatism call fuels debate in New Caledonia

7/17/2024
A call to separate New Caledonia's pro and anti independence provinces has sparked a heated debate in the French Territory.

Duration:00:03:22

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Calls for separatism fuels debate in New Caledonia

7/17/2024
Debate has erupted in New Caledonia after calls to separate its pro and anti independence provinces.

Duration:00:03:23

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Pacific regional health leader embarks on regional tour

7/17/2024
Tonga's former minister of health Dr Saia Piukala made history by becoming the first Pacific person to be named as the World Health Organisation's Regional Director for the Western Pacific.

Duration:00:03:04

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Niue Premier shares vision for island ahead of anniversary

7/17/2024
Niue is celebrating 50-years of free association with New Zealand.

Duration:00:07:32

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Falepili Union a ' very good deal' for Tuvaluans - academic

7/17/2024
An academic says the migration aspects of the Falepili Union between Tuvalu and Australia are a very good deal for Tuvaluans.

Duration:00:07:19

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Pacific Waves for 17 July 2024

7/16/2024
Fatal plane crash in Vanuatu under investigation; Tonga Govt plead for locals to provide rooms for Forum guests; Fiji choir wins gold at international choral singing competition; 'Genre-bending' Tongan songwriter releases new song .

Duration:00:17:29

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Fatal plane crash in Vanuatu under investigation

7/16/2024
The Civil Aviation Authority in Vanuatu is investigating an Air Taxi plane crash that killed one person.

Duration:00:03:20

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Pacific regional health leader embarks on regional tour

7/16/2024
Tonga's former minister of health Dr Saia Piukala made history by becoming the first Pacific person to be named as the World Health Organisation's Regional Director for the Western Pacific.

Duration:00:03:04

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Tonga Govt plead for locals to provide rooms for Forum guests

7/16/2024
In six weeks time Tonga will be hosting the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit.

Duration:00:04:44