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Muslim critic calls for ‘assimilation centres’ for Muslim migrants and refugees

March 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Muslim critic calls for ‘assimilation centres’ for Muslim migrants and refugees

Somali-born author Ayaan Hirsi Ali advocates “assimilation centres” for Muslim immigrants. Photo supplied A leading world critic of Muslim extremism says New Zealand should establish “assimilation centres” for migrants and refugees from Muslim countries. Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Netherlands MP for the right-wing People’s Party, has been under police […]

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In Fiji, heavy rains, flooding force thousands to emergency shelters

December 20, 2016 10:30 pm
In Fiji, heavy rains, flooding force thousands to emergency shelters

Thousands of people in the South Pacific island of Fiji have been sheltered in evacuation centers and tents after heavy rains and floods cut roadways, covered sugarcane fields and prompted landslides. Director of the archipelago country’s National Disaster Management Office Akapusi Tuifagalele announced on Tuesday that 1,716 people sought refuge […]

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Fijian authorities arrest leader of an opposition party and trade unionist

September 10, 2016 8:30 pm
Fijian authorities arrest leader of an opposition party and trade unionist

Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama. Photo / Michael Craig Authorities in Fiji have detained the leaders of two opposition parties and a senior trade union official after they took part in an event critical of the country’s constitution, an opposition party official says. The leader of the National Federation Party (NFP), […]

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Tropical storm brewing in the South Pacific

April 20, 2016 7:00 am
Tropical storm brewing in the South Pacific

MetService meteorologist Bill Singh said a tropical depression was sitting north of Fiji. Photo: MetService A tropical storm is brewing in the South Pacific and could become a cyclone within 24 hours. MetService meteorologist Bill Singh said a tropical depression was sitting north of Fiji. It was expected to deepen […]

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Flights to Fiji back on as Cyclone Zena moves on

April 7, 2016 8:00 am
Flights to Fiji back on as Cyclone Zena moves on

Police officers patrol the Nadi town centre on horseback as heavy rains lashed Fiji on Monday. Photo: FIJI GOVERNMENT/Facebook Storm warnings are being downgraded across Fiji as a weakening Cyclone Zena moves off the pummelled Pacific Island. The Fiji MetService has cancelled its nationwide heavy rain warning after the cyclone […]

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Air New Zealand cancels flights to Fiji due to Cyclone Zena

April 6, 2016 9:30 am
Air New Zealand cancels flights to Fiji due to Cyclone Zena

Air New Zealand has cancelled today’s flights to Fiji due to the approaching Cyclone Zena. Air New Zealand has cancelled today’s return service to Fiji as Cyclone Zena approaches the country. An airline spokeswoman confirmed flights NZ752 and NZ753 had been cancelled. Brigitte Ransom said customers booked to travel on […]

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Cyclone Winston: New Zealand Government offers extra aid injection to help Fiji

March 1, 2016 10:00 am
Cyclone Winston: New Zealand Government offers extra aid injection to help Fiji

A destroyed home south of Rakiraki, after Cyclone Winston hit Fiji and caused loss of lives and extensive damage. Photo / Brett Phibbs Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the aerial view of the aftermath of Cyclone Winston in Fiji was like “an endless sea of aeroplane crashes.” Mr McCully visited […]

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Cyclone Winston: Fiji to focus on emergency supplies to isolated islands as recovery begins

February 23, 2016 5:45 pm
Cyclone Winston: Fiji to focus on emergency supplies to isolated islands as recovery begins

Getting emergency supplies to isolated islands is the Fijian government’s top priority as the recovery from Cyclone Winston continues. Ten people have died on a single small island in Fiji as the total death toll from a powerful cyclone climbed to 29. Government spokesman Ewan Perrin said the death toll […]

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Fiji Islands

December 10, 2012 2:16 am

Fiji Islands, officially the Republic of the Fiji Islands (often referred to simply as Fiji), independent island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean, located approximately 3,100 km (approximately 1,900 mi) northeast of Sydney, Australia, and approximately 5,000 km (approximately 3,100 mi) southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. Fiji was a British colony from 1874 to […]

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