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NIUS BITES DAILY FOR May 20TH 2013:
Relative charged after husband, wife slain
New Zealand Herald reports that the Northland woman who was critically injured in a shooting has died. Her 44 year-old husband was fatally shot in the same incident by a family member.
Rescuers losing hope at mine collapse in West Papua
Radio New Zealand reports that the owners of a mine in the West Papua province of Indonesia say rockfalls are hampering rescue efforts after a tunnel collapse two weeks ago, which has now killed at least eight workers.
France boycotts UN decolonisation vote on Polynesia
Radio Australia reports that the UN General Assembly has put French Polynesia on the global body’s decolonisation list at a meeting boycotted by France.
Emotional return for waka
3News NZ reports that after ten months at sea, two double-hulled waka will return to New Zealand, having replicated the epic journey of early Polynesian navigators.
Fiji receives second new Airbus in France
ABC News reports that a Fijian delegation has accepted the delivery of another A330 aircraft from Airbus in France.
New Caledonia protest affects flights
Radio New Zealand reports that ongoing marches and blockades of key supermarkets prompted the government to announce the abolition of tarrifs on goods from non-European Union countries, in particular food stuffs imported from Australia and New Zealand.
Pacific News for 20 May 2013
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Te Manu Korihi News for 20 May 2013
A Treaty claims funder says progress in some historical Treaty settlements has been delayed - because tribes are engaged in internal and inter-iwi politics; The Maori Land Court could be stripped of some of its powers if proposed changes to Maori land laws are passed; A Christchurch kura doubts city council intervention over school closures and mergers will help its plight; The people of the small community of Te Karaka near Gisborne are being invited to learn how to make healthy and nutritious decisions when they feed their whanau.
Pacific people in NZ worst hit by global financial crisis
A state of the nation report on Pacific people in New Zealand says they've been more severely hit than anyone else by the global financial crisis.