Pacific Waves

RNZ

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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.

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1531 episodes

Pacific Waves for 12 August 2022

Marshalls reports first Covid-19 death as community outbreak worsens; We look at the ramifications for Tonga's government after the unseating of three senior cabinet ministers; Pasifika women in leadership are recognised in New Zealand.

19m
Aug 11
Marshalls reports first Covid-19 death

Marshalls reports first Covid-19 death as community outbreak worsens.

7m
Aug 11
Tongan deputy PM among unseated ministers

We look at the ramifications for Tonga's government after the unseating of three senior cabinet ministers.

6m
Aug 11
Pasifika women recognised for leadership in NZ

Pasifika women in leadership are recognised in New Zealand.

3m
Aug 11
Pacific Waves for 11 August 2022

Pacific law enforcement agencies increasing efforts to combat transnational crime; Nauru is seeking support with preparations for the 2026 Micronesian Games; We talanoa to a Samoan climate change advocate who is urging Pacific leaders to make climate financing more accessible.

20m
Aug 10
Pacific law enforcement focus on transnational crime

Pacific law enforcement agencies increasing efforts to combat transnational crime.

4m
Aug 10
Nauru seeking help with Micronesian Games prep

Preparations are underway for the 2026 Micronesian Games, to be held in Nauru.

5m
Aug 10
Samoan climate champion calls for more accessible funding

We talanoa to a Samoan climate change advocate who is urging Pacific leaders to make climate financing more accessible.

8m
Aug 10
Pacific Waves for 10 August 2022

The borders in Solomon Islands may have opened, but tourism operators here say there is a long road to recovery ahead; The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England has wrapped up with Six Pacific Island nations winning 13 medals including one gold; Residents in Rarotonga, Cook Islands are being urged to save water, the water authority, To Tatou Vai expects a two to three month long drought.

14m
Aug 09
Rarotonga residents urged to save water

Rarotonga residents are being urged to save water as a two to three month long drought rolls through.

2m
Aug 09
Success for Pacific athletes in Birmingham

The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England has wrapped up with Six Pacific Island nations winning 13 medals including one gold.

4m
Aug 09
Solomon Islands: long road to recovery ahead

The borders in Solomon Islands may have opened, but tourism operators here say there is a long road to recovery ahead.

4m
Aug 09
Pacific Waves for 9 August 2022

RNZ Pacific 80th anniversary of Guadalcanal campaign Pacific Waves special: Commemoration ceremonies have been taking place across the Solomon Islands capital Honiara; The chief executive of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Johnson Honimae is waiting to see what the government's intentions are for the future of the station; A Solomons entrepreneur is sourcing international markets for local farmers selling premium cocoa to the UK.

24m
Aug 08
Entrepreneur sourcing international markets for premium cocoa

A Solomons entrepreneur is sourcing international markets for local farmers selling premium cocoa to the UK.

8m
Aug 08
The future of Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

The chief executive of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Johnson Honimae is waiting to see what the government's intentions are for the future of the station.

6m
Aug 08
Commemoration ceremonies have taken place across Honiara

Commemoration ceremonies have been taken place across the Solomon Islands capital Honiara, marking the 80th anniversary of Guadalcanal campaign.

8m
Aug 08
Pacific Waves for 6 August 2022

PNG parliament to resume again next week as a chaotic election period wraps up; The WWII history of Solomons Islands scouts and coastwatchers is to be included in the country's school curriculum; Pacific Music celebrated in Auckland at the first live in-person Pacific Music Awards since covid.

22m
Aug 05
PNG parliament to resume next week after chaotic election

PNG parliament to resume again next week as a chaotic election period wraps up.

6m
Aug 05
History of coastwatchers to be taught in Solomons schools

The WWII history of Solomons Islands scouts and coastwatchers is to be included in the country's school curriculum.

6m
Aug 05
Pacific Music celebrated at live awards event

Pacific Music celebrated in Auckland at the first live in-person Pacific Music Awards since covid.

7m
Aug 05
Pacific Waves for 5 August 2022

Transparency Solomons condemns government interference in the operations of the country's national broadcaster; A former PNG army commander says there is a lack of political will to address gun violence in the country; The Pacific economy receives a much needed boost from tourists returning to the islands.

19m
Aug 04
Tourism revival boosts Pacific economy - ADB

Transparency Solomons condemns government interference in the operations of the country's national broadcaster.

7m
Aug 04
Transparency Solomons condemns govt attack on freedom of speech

Transparency Solomons condemns government interference in the operations of the country's national broadcaster.

5m
Aug 04
Lack of political will to address PNG gun violence - Singarok

A former PNG army commander says there is a lack of political will to address gun violence in the country.

5m
Aug 04
Pacific Waves for 4 August 2022

Coalition building underway in the Cook Islands;NZ and Samoa celebrate 60th anniversary of friendship treaty; PNG police are on the hunt for instigators of recent election violence; Cook Islands language celebrations in full swing across Aotearoa.

21m
Aug 03
Coalition building underway in the Cook Islands

Coalition building underway in the Cook Islands.

4m
Aug 03
NZ and Samoa celebrate 60th anniversary of friendship treaty

NZ and Samoa celebrate 60th anniversary of friendship treaty.

5m
Aug 03
PNG police crack down on instigators of election violence

PNG police are on the hunt for instigators of recent election violence.

3m
Aug 03
Cook Islands language celebrations in full swing

Cook Islands language celebrations are in full swing across Aotearoa.

6m
Aug 03
Pacific Waves for 3 August 2022

FSM opens border despite ongoing covid-19 outbreak; We talk with Cook Islands elder Ake Mitchell about her passion - passing on cultural knowledge; The coach of Tonga's national netball team says they owe their success to a long build up campaign.

20m
Aug 02