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Huge flooding in Vava‘u last week underlines Islanders’ concerns about state of infrastructure 

Neiafu Town officer Vāvā Lapota  said the media should continue to expose damage caused by natural disasters and poor infrastructure in Vava’u. He said Vava’u...

Commentary: PM uses economic model to explain cost of island trips, but cannot justify other decisions.

Kaniva commentary: Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa has claimed his government’s fasting and prayer tours to the outer islands are justified by what he calls the...

Salesa defends record as Building Minister, cites better industry relations and safety regulations

(Auckland, NZ) Former Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa has defended her period in charge of the portfolio. Hon. Salesa, who is MP for Panmure-Ōtāhuhu,...

OBITUARY: Tokaikolo church leader dogged by questions over finances, miracle pills and departures from doctrine will be buried in Auckland

Kaniva News obituary The president of the Tokaikolo Church, the Reverend Dr Liufau Vailea Saulala, who died on Thursday will be buried in Auckland. Rev. Saulala’s...

Lavulavu denies claims that quarry documents were forged; says allegations “were untrue”

Ousted politician ‘Etuate Lavulavu has denied claims that documents purporting to give him permission to quarry land in Vava’u were false. As Kaniva News reported...

Supreme Court warns Hon. Lavulavu to follow the law, reinstates whale watching licenses

The Supreme Court has quashed a decision by Minister for Tourism Akosita Lavulavu to deny whale watching and swimming licenses to a group of...

Government denies lawyer’s claims PM Adern accused Jenny Salesa of under-performing

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office has denied claims made by Tongan lawyer Nalesoni Tupou that former Cabinet member Jenny Salesa had been accused of...

A final word – for the moment – on conflicts of interest, quarry contracts, public perceptions and not learning from ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s mistakes

Commentary: Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa has told Kaniva News that he will not discuss the perception  of conflict of interest surrounding the quarry debate...