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The Fono launched new services in North Shore

Tevita Funaki, CEO, The Fono speaks at their community based services launched at Northcote on Saturday 1 October, 2016 Northcote, Auckland, 1 October, 2016: Pacific families living on the North Shore will now benefit from community-based services delivered by The Fono, Auckland’s largest Pacific-owned health provider. The Fono officially opened a new location on Saturday 1 […]

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Tonga first Zika virus case confirmed

Tonga’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of Zika virus in the island kingdom with no further details being released. Radio Tonga reports Dr Seini Kupu, a specialist from Vaiola Hospital’s Non-Communicable Diseases Division says the confirmation was determined tests done in Tahiti. The Zika virus is spread through mosquitoes and symptoms include […]

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Study to examine kava’s link to drink-driving

Former police officer and soldier Dr Apo Aporosa has received a 2015 Pacific postdoctoral fellowship worth $230,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to examine the effects of the popular Pacific Island drink, kava, on driver ability and road safety. Kava is a traditional Pacific Island drink with great cultural significance that […]

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Nearly all Tonga public servants ‘are obese’

Nearly all public servants working in Tonga are overweight, it’s been reported. According to a survey conducted by the largest hospital on Tonga’s main island, 94% of the country’s public servants are overweight, Radio New Zealand International reports. This compares unfavourably with statistics released earlier this year that show 88.3% of Tongan women and 83.5% […]

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