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Pacific people say National out of touch

Pacific people say National out of touch

The Samoan community has seen right through John Key’s political manoeuvrings in appointing Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga outside cabinet, says Labour’s Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs, Su’a William Sio. “I heard today during my weekly radio slot with Samoa Radio 1593am that the community has interpreted Peseta’s ministerial appointment as a political sleight of hand, appointing […]

‘Akilisi Pohiva: Tonga is lost to China

‘Akilisi Pohiva: Tonga is lost to China

Tongan opposition leader Akilisi Pohiva told a Tongan audience in Auckland on Monday that Tonga been lost to China. He said the Island kingdom was faced with debts it could never repay and warned that China might demand tough terms – including opening a naval base– if the Tongan government tried to have the debt […]