Post Tagged with: "Pacific Islands"

Hidden Pacific: Successful births touch and go after long walk from home

March 8, 2017 2:00 am
Hidden Pacific: Successful births touch and go after long walk from home

Jennifer Ongani walked 7 hours from her village to have her baby. Photo / Mike Scott The walk to have her baby took Jennifer Ongani seven hours. She felt the birth pains coming on a Monday and knew it was time. Early in the morning, Jennifer left her village, in […]

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Zika virus may have orginated from Pacific Island canoeists

April 13, 2016 2:23 am
Zika virus may have orginated from Pacific Island canoeists

Suggestion island teams at 2014 event may have spread virus sweeping South America. Zika is believed to cause defects in the brains of fetuses if women become infected during pregnancy. The Zika virus may have originated in Polynesia and been taken to South America by Pacific Island canoeing teams competing […]

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Samoa

March 8, 2016 12:55 pm
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Samoa

There are no reports of damage or injuries. Photo / iStock An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has struck off Samoa. The US Geological Survey reports the epicentre was just shy of 200km southwest of Apia, which is the capital and largest city of the island nation. There are […]

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