WCPFC chair makes early exist

Samisoni Pareti in Apia, Samoa.
Fri 05 Dec 2014 -

In a yet to be explained move, the chair of the WCPFC Dr Charles Karnell has left Samoa, leaving delegates of the 11th session of the Commission to try and forge some agreements on measures to manage the Pacific’s tuna fishery.

Fiji joins body on Pacific Bluefin tuna fishery

Samisoni Pareti in Apia, Samoa.
Thu 04 Dec 2014 -

Fiji has become the 3rd South Pacific island country to join the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

August 2014

Tokelau meeting approves south Albacore Tuna plan

Samisoni Pareti

Fisheries Ministers in the Pacific have endorsed moves they hope would lead to better management of the south Pacific albacore tuna fisheries both in their 200 miles exclusive economic zones and in the adjacent high seas. First steps were sealed in the remote coral atoll of Atafu in Tokelau last ...

Tokelau’s energy options

Samisoni Pareti

With almost all their electricity supply sourced from the sun, the 1,400 islanders of Tokelau are a living testament to what the German-born but English economist the late E F Schumacher advocated in his book ‘Small is Beautiful’ in 1973. Dumping finite fossil fuel for solar energy is saving the ...

New limits coming for Pacific albacore, FFA unhappy with US no fishing zone

Thu 03 Jul 2014 -

ATAFU, Tokelau --- The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency says new limits on southern albacore tuna will be in place before the end of the year.

Tokelauan voters make big changes in ongoing government

Fri 24 Jan 2014 -

NUKUNONU, Tokelau --- Tokelau is to have three new faces on the country's six person council of the ongoing government.

Huge challenge to educate Tokelauan youths about STIs

Thu 13 Jun 2013 -

NUKU'NONU, Tokelau --- A top health official for Tokelau says teaching young people how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections will be a big challenge.

New ship for Tokelau

Tue 19 Mar 2013 -

NUKUNONU, Tokelau --- NZ-administered Tokelau is looking for tenders to design and construct a new ship for the tiny islands.

March 2013

Tokelau’s Kalolo worried about sea level rise

Robert Matau

Like many Pacific Islands leaders Tokelau’s head of Government or Ulu o Tokelau Kerisiano Kalolo is a worried man.

January 2013

Tokelau leads the world on renewable energy

David Sheppard

On 29 October, 2012, Tokelau became the first country in the world to be producing one hundred percent of its electricity from a renewable source—the sun.