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Henry Puna said : “Our islands, our ocean, our people already face the devastating impacts of climate change including rising seas, king tides and ravaging cyclones. And so we come here to Glasgow with a critical goal in mind. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. This is our survival roadmap,” External link

pina Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna explained : “We need strong commitments, backed by urgent and real action, including predictable, accessible, timely and sustainable financial resources. We welcome the discussions on loss and damage, but urge practical solutions, as the climate change impacts on the Pacific and other developing countries are exceeding adaptation measures, with every extra bit of warming,” External link

pina Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Forum Leaders have also endorsed the Pacific Resilience Facility to protect and prepare communities before a disaster strikes,” External link

pina Sunday, November 7, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Recognising this, our Leaders have committed to accelerating the finalisation of their maritime boundaries, and endorsed the landmark Declaration on Preservation of Maritime Zones in the face of sea level rise,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna explained ( about Blue Planet ) : “We invite you all here in Glasgow, to recognise and join this Vaka with us and together, let us chart its next course. This will be a journey where everyone here, you and I are together on the same canoe. The winds may not always be in our favour, but we know where we are going in our quest for our collective future of our one blue global ocean, and ultimately, our one Blue Planet,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We are using the development of our 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific to reinforce the prioritisation of ocean and climate change considerations into all regional and national policies and plans. It will ensure the centrality of the ocean as the core for all we do, and how we do it,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Different sectors and processes must work together. Therefore, the discussions you will have today will contribute to global reflection on how to endeavour to build linkages between different processes, instruments and frameworks,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “This must not be alienated in favour of new scientific ideas, rather, I believe, that there is great opportunity in the nexus between science and traditional knowledge,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “This requires strong Ocean governance to be in place both within, and beyond, national jurisdictions of countries of the Blue Pacific. This will ensure the holistic and sustainable management of the Ocean,” External link

pina Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Our Declaration is a landmark instrument that will shape international thinking. It will put our region at the heart of international discussions to resolve this global issue. While the issue is of fundamental importance to our Blue Pacific continent, other Coastal States and countries in similar fashion require stability, security, certainty and predictability of their maritime zones. I call on all your countries to support the Declaration as a practical and considered solution to address a very complex and dire consequence of climate change,” External link

pina Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We must all change how we live, our consumption patterns, our actions. We must change our thinking. We cannot continue with business as usual. Covid-19 has showed that we can change our habits, that we can act as one for the betterment of humankind. We must bring this unified global approach to bear on climate change and its impacts,” External link

pina Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : “Yes, we are always celebrating when one of the big countries makes changes and make announcements, come up with numbers and of course Australia is one of the family, it’s the moment for celebration,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told ( about Scott Morrison ) : “I think Australia still needs to do a lot more instead of relying on the net zero by 2050 because the science is saying that we must particularly by 2030 have ambitious climate targets and actions so that we can begin to make a difference leading in to 2050. I’m very happy that PM Morrison is here or will be after the G20 to support the Forum with us in our quest to ambitious climate action here at COP26,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It’s a very difficult mission and I think the problem is the world is not taking seriously the issue of climate change. I guess it’s very different from the pandemic because everybody is affected by… I mean people are dying, people are getting sick and there is real urgency among the world community to do something about it and yet climate change is heading in the same direction,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : “While we in the Pacific and all small low lying island states are feeling the impacts now, the rest of the world doesn’t seem to think that it’s something they should be concerned about and that really is the challenge we face. I think it’s the matter of convenience for them that they don’t want to change because the economy is based on it and its very difficult for it to change and yet everybody agrees that we need to take science seriously that’s what governs our life, but they don’t seem to take it seriously and that really is a challenge we face,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “The pandemic has prevented a lot of our leaders to be here but yes for us… from the Forum Secretariat, this is one of the biggest delegations and it’s a matter of having to be here so that we can support our leaders and climate champions and offer them technical support where necessary,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

trust Friday, October 29, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, October 29, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

trust2 Friday, October 29, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 29, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

cknw Friday, October 29, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

globalnews Friday, October 29, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 29, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 29, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

wsau Friday, October 29, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

trust Friday, October 29, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 29, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

wsau Friday, October 29, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 29, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, October 29, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 29, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

bordermail Friday, October 29, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, October 29, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Pauline Irene Nguene ) : “Pacific ACP Leaders urge G20 Leaders to make decisive commitments on climate action, including revised Nationally Determined Contribution targets that keep 1.5 degree Celsius within reach, carbon neutrality by 2050, the phase-out of coal plants and all fossil fuel subsidies and investments, and delivery of the USD$100 billion climate finance goal, with a balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation” External link

pina Friday, October 29, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “G20 members are responsible for around 75 per cent of the global contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, so a strong commitment and outcome from the G20 Rome Summit will pave the way for an ambitious and successful COP26” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Pauline Irene Nguene ) : “Pacific ACP Leaders urge G20 Leaders to make decisive commitments on climate action, including revised Nationally Determined Contribution targets that keep 1.5 degree Celsius within reach, carbon neutrality by 2050, the phase-out of coal plants and all fossil fuel subsidies and investments, and delivery of the USD100 billion climate finance goal, with a balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Change Makers ) : “Let me say this to you and other Pacific youth out there – you are heroes and role models for our children and future generations. You are our Pacific Change Makers that aspire to see a sustainable and resilient future for Pacific peoples,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 25, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "It's a historic moment for Pacific leadership on climate, and for small islands developing states everywhere - in particular for the Republic of Marshall Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu who have led this work since 2019," "Thanks to their efforts, the reporting and visibility of the world's most vulnerable people at the forefront of the global climate crisis now has an important extra layer of global support," External link

rnzi Friday, October 15, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "The resolution is also very timely. The findings of the IPCC 2021 climate report confirm sea-level rise is a present and future danger to the very survival of our island nations," "The world is well aware we only have a small window of opportunity to address that scenario, and COP26 is that opportunity" External link

rnzi Friday, October 15, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "Our 50-year history as the Forum has been overshadowed by our nuclear legacy issues, which continue to impact affected communities today, and we should not accept anything less," External link

newshub Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "The threat of nuclear contamination continues to be of significant concern to the health and security of our Blue Pacific continent," External link

newshub Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is my distinct honour to have been entrusted this position by our Leaders and allow me to reaffirm with you my personal commitment to work with you all to ensure the solidarity and uphold the principles of our Forum Family,” “In turning to the session at hand, I thank you all for joining us this afternoon or evening for this very important briefing. It is indeed an honour to welcome the Director General Rafael Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “The Pacific’s engagement with the I.A.E.A. spans many decades, in view of the nuclear testing legacy issues that remain unresolved and that continue to pose serious environmental and health concerns for the Pacific,” “I am heartened by the I.A.E.A.’s acknowledgement of the Forum’s grave concerns in relation to Japan’s decision to discharge A.L.P.S. water into the Pacific Ocean. Thank you for accepting our invitation to facilitate this briefing for the Blue Pacific region” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Indeed, the safeguards mechanism is a fundamental pillar of our very own Treaty of Rarotonga,” “As Parties to this Treaty, we take very seriously our commitment to leave for our future generations a nuclear free Pacific. The objective of this briefing, therefore, is to have a very frank dialogue with the I.A.E.A. regarding the recent decision by our close partner, Japan” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “This clarity will inform and advance our shared understanding of the full spectrum of impacts of Japan’s decision to discharge a large volume of treated nuclear water into the Pacific Ocean,” “While we hope to broaden our understanding of the issue at this session, this by no means prevents us from pursuing further collaboration to seek access to other independently verifiable scientific environmental assessment” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I encourage the active participation of all Members to raise all perspectives and concerns for a constructive and transparent discussion. I am hopeful that this dialogue will foster a better understanding of the issues,” “Thank you once again to Director General Grossi and the IAEA for their cooperation on this matter, and we look forward to continued cooperation on these issues. With those brief remarks, I wish you all the best in your deliberations and discussions today” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Our 50-year history as the Forum has been overshadowed by our nuclear legacy issues, which continue to impact affected communities today, and we should not accept anything less,” “As emphasised by our Leaders in 2019, the threat of nuclear contamination continues to be of significant concern to the health and security of our Blue Pacific Continent” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "The threat of nuclear contamination continues to be of significant concern to the health and security of our Blue Pacific continent," External link

rnzi Saturday, June 5, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "Our 50-year history as the Forum has been overshadowed by our nuclear legacy issues, which continue to impact affected communities today, and we should not accept anything less," External link

rnzi Saturday, June 5, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I ask each of us across our Member nations to keep the people of Samoa in our thoughts and prayers at this time, knowing that Samoa’s sovereign process and the world-renowned Fa’a Samoa will prevail at this critical moment in their history,” External link

pina Monday, May 31, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Our Blue Pacific Continent is at its best and its strongest when our member nations work together as a family, and we must continue to do all we can to protect that strength,” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Meg Taylor ) : “I must honour the progress which my predecessor Dame Meg Taylor has achieved in her time at the helm, and through the pandemic,” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It’s a story that we all want to work hard to inspire the region to do what in many ways the Cook Islands is doing, and has done. I’m proud that we are leaders in environmental endeavors, and our Marae Moana is a shining example,” External link

pina Monday, May 3, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "I had indicated way back in 2018 that when the time comes, probably halfway through our term, our four year term, that I would consider stepping down to make way for new blood, and for the new leader who would be coming in, to give him enough time to get himself and his new administration established in time for the next elections in 2022," External link

rnzi Friday, October 2, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “For thousands of our people in New Zealand, his medical practice was where they headed for their primary health care,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna referiu : "Estamos a tomar medidas muito sérias para proteger o nosso povo e controlar e manter esta doença mortal longe das nossas costas" External link

cmjornal Monday, August 24, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are taking very serious measures in order to protect our people and to control and keep this deadly disease away from our shores" External link

themirror Monday, August 24, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are taking very serious measures in order to protect our people and to control and keep this deadly disease away from our shores" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is in the interests of all of us to play by the rules to keep all of us safe,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “These are our families coming home. Let’s welcome them home and continue to demonstrate aroa to everyone” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are taking very serious measures in order to protect our people and to control and keep this deadly disease away from our shores" External link

rnzi Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is in the interests of all of us to play by the rules to keep all of us safe,” External link

Stuff Friday, August 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “These are our families coming home. Let’s welcome them home and continue to demonstrate aroa to everyone” External link

Stuff Friday, August 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are moving forward together with New Zealand in a way that balances economic and social needs with the importance of maintaining strong public health efforts in both our countries and cooperation with travel sectors to implement safe travel protocols," External link

upi Monday, August 10, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

theherald-au Monday, August 10, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, August 10, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

bordermail Monday, August 10, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I will miss them. It is actually very humbling to have the confidence of your people,” External link

pina Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna saying : "one of the things we need to keep in mind is that the Cook Islands has to be happy, of course, to open to New Zealand - and also doing a little bit of thinking around whether or not they would be happy with the trans-Tasman arrangements as well. So it's making sure we can make that whole system work" External link

Stuff Monday, June 15, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : "We are New Zealand citizens. We are part of New Zealand. We have New Zealand passports. We use New Zealand currency and we speak your language," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : "We are New Zealand citizens. We are part of New Zealand. We have New Zealand passports. We use New Zealand currency and we speak your language," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : "We are New Zealand citizens. We are part of New Zealand. We have New Zealand passports. We use New Zealand currency and we speak your language," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “There is a provision under the Act that this arrangement is for a short period of time until this pandemic is over or a vaccine has been found,” External link

pina Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna answered ( about Frank Bainimarama ) : "Is it your intention and the intention of your government to invite Fiji leader and Commodore Bainimarama to the Pacific Forum to be held in August?" External link

pidp Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "In brief, as of now, nothing has changed. Let’s hope that before the forum there may be some changes," External link

pidp Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna added : "It’s time to get on with the work," External link

pidp Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:39:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is an effect multiplier, aggravating health risks or pre-existing threats, amplifying the impact of weather-related disasters, and threatening the stability of good health, targeting clean water, sanitation, NCDs and mental health,” External link

pina Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Australia has gifted two planes to assist with maritime aerial surveillance of the whole of the Pacific and these planes are based in Apia and in Vanuatu. We look forward to making use of it in patrolling our northern waters,” External link

pina Friday, July 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna added : “As you are aware the patrol boat that is currently serving in overseeing our waters is provided by Australia, with a new one to be received in 2022. That’s a substantial gift of support to our security efforts,” External link

pina Friday, July 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna added : "in that regard I am pleased to note two key features of New Caledonia’s development strategies, namely the recognition of the Kanak identity and circumstances as well as the real and sustained efforts underway to achieve economic and social rebalancing across the country" External link

pidp Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna saying : "You know, the government is making noises about already having secured the tractors some time ago, but the point is in terms of the electoral act, suspicion is always raised when the timing is so close to an election - as it is in our case." External link

pidp Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna says : “I am honoured at receiving this award” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Association ) : “PITA has reached this milestone. One could say that it has come of age. Since its establishment in 1996, and for the past 21 years, PITA has provided a vital forum for those involved with telecommunications in the Pacific, and a much needed Pacific voice in the international communications environment,” “That this association has been able to welcome over 41 members, 106 associate members and 15 government members over the past 21 years, is testament to the value members and member countries attribute to the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association” External link

pidp Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We in Polynesia; we are also embarking on the Manatua Cable connecting Samoa, Niue, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia,” External link

pidp Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about John Key ) : "I had many opportunities to engage with Prime Minister Key but I never had the opportunity to pull him aside," External link

pidp Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "I happened to be at the costume show at the Edgewater (Resort) and saw this beautiful young lady and to hear she was the one involved in an accident and passed away was very, very sad" External link

pidp Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “And our commitment is the largest in the history by a single country for integrating ocean conservation management from ridge to reef – and reef to ocean,” External link

pidp Monday, August 14, 2017 3:59:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “The impact of this legislation is that our people are able to enjoy the benefits of their cultural knowledge and works,” External link

pidp Monday, January 30, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “In the true Pacific Way, we wholeheartedly agreed to support and welcome FSM into the SIS family” External link

pidp Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We are thankful and indebted to the work of Kevin Iro, our traditional leaders and most importantly our people who have entrusted us with managing this great resource” External link

pidp Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:50:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We are thankful and indebted to the work of Kevin Iro, our traditional leaders and most importantly our people who have entrusted us with managing this great resource” External link

pidp Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I really thought this job belongs to the lawyers, but now they all want to be lawyers and they waited until the parliament sitting was in progress then they delivered to the court. This is all a childish behavior,” External link

pina Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:05:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It’s the first time, I’m aware of, in the history of our parliament that there has been a whole opposition no-show,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:05:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "Whilst the Paris Declaration was a milestone decision, the imperative is now to mobilise a global action plan to mitigate against the effects of global warming," External link

afp-en Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:54:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : “We are small in comparison, (but) we can assure you all we will pull our weight in representing the wider region and will work hard with you to ensure that Asia-Pacific is represented by a group of countries committed to the values and programmes of UNESCO,” External link

pidp Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We’re honoured to be voted the best island in the Pacific by Global Traveler,” “With a warm Kia Orana, we look forward to welcoming Traveler readers to visit us and share this paradise we call home” External link

pidp Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna told : “These are rumuours floating around coming from outside, but not from the government,” External link

pina Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We’re honoured to be voted the best island in the Pacific by Global Traveler," "With a warm Kia Orana, we look forward to welcoming Traveler readers to visit us and share this paradise we call home" External link

pidp Monday, May 23, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna says : "That option is to have both major parties come together under an umbrella of, say, a government of national unity to work together. Particularly for this year because this is our 50th year of internal self-government. So it's a milestone. And we need to come together as one people," External link

pidp Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:51:00 AM EAT



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Anna Powles said ( about Henry Puna ) : “The messaging from the north Pacific reflects the ongoing rift in the P.I.F. The selection of the P.I.F. secretary general has largely been by consensus, loosely based on sub-regional rotation and highly political. The Micronesian states claimed it was their turn in 2021 and started the year-long process of withdrawal after former Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna was elected secretary general,” “The tensions also reflect intergenerational changes as a younger cohort of leaders flex their political muscle. Not surprisingly, no other Pacific leaders have publicly commented although the wires have been running hot” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Surangel Whipps said ( about Henry Puna ) : “So that is what I am hoping and that we are moving forward in that direction. If Micronesia is in, Puna is out, if Puna is in, Micronesia is out,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Surangel Whipps said ( about Henry Puna ) : “Sorry for what? An apology should come with a remedy, so I assume they’re working on a remedy,” “What I’ve always said is if Puna’s in, Micronesia’s out — so I hope they’re heading in that direction” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Thomas Westin said ( about Henry Puna ) : "I believe (Puna) spoke as an experienced politician who knows where to draw the line," External link

pidp Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:39:00 AM EAT

George Pitt wrote ( about Henry Puna ) : "A sovereign leader by the wishes of 78 Manihikians, Puna has become addicted to the jet setting high life enjoyed by the rich and famous" External link

pidp Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Murray McCully said ( about Henry Puna ) : “I’ve always said when the facts are on the table, we will look at it again and the facts as we now have them have proven the representations of the prime minister (Henry Puna) and myself right and advice of the New Zealand Treasury wrong,” “The cost of this scheme to the New Zealand budget has been a fraction than what was originally forecast” External link

pidp Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

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Henry Puna said : “Our islands, our ocean, our people already face the devastating impacts of climate change including rising seas, king tides and ravaging cyclones. And so we come here to Glasgow with a critical goal in mind. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. This is our survival roadmap,” External link

pina Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna explained : “We need strong commitments, backed by urgent and real action, including predictable, accessible, timely and sustainable financial resources. We welcome the discussions on loss and damage, but urge practical solutions, as the climate change impacts on the Pacific and other developing countries are exceeding adaptation measures, with every extra bit of warming,” External link

pina Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Forum Leaders have also endorsed the Pacific Resilience Facility to protect and prepare communities before a disaster strikes,” External link

pina Sunday, November 7, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Recognising this, our Leaders have committed to accelerating the finalisation of their maritime boundaries, and endorsed the landmark Declaration on Preservation of Maritime Zones in the face of sea level rise,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna explained ( about Blue Planet ) : “We invite you all here in Glasgow, to recognise and join this Vaka with us and together, let us chart its next course. This will be a journey where everyone here, you and I are together on the same canoe. The winds may not always be in our favour, but we know where we are going in our quest for our collective future of our one blue global ocean, and ultimately, our one Blue Planet,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We are using the development of our 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific to reinforce the prioritisation of ocean and climate change considerations into all regional and national policies and plans. It will ensure the centrality of the ocean as the core for all we do, and how we do it,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Different sectors and processes must work together. Therefore, the discussions you will have today will contribute to global reflection on how to endeavour to build linkages between different processes, instruments and frameworks,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “This must not be alienated in favour of new scientific ideas, rather, I believe, that there is great opportunity in the nexus between science and traditional knowledge,” External link

pina Friday, November 5, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “This requires strong Ocean governance to be in place both within, and beyond, national jurisdictions of countries of the Blue Pacific. This will ensure the holistic and sustainable management of the Ocean,” External link

pina Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Our Declaration is a landmark instrument that will shape international thinking. It will put our region at the heart of international discussions to resolve this global issue. While the issue is of fundamental importance to our Blue Pacific continent, other Coastal States and countries in similar fashion require stability, security, certainty and predictability of their maritime zones. I call on all your countries to support the Declaration as a practical and considered solution to address a very complex and dire consequence of climate change,” External link

pina Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We must all change how we live, our consumption patterns, our actions. We must change our thinking. We cannot continue with business as usual. Covid-19 has showed that we can change our habits, that we can act as one for the betterment of humankind. We must bring this unified global approach to bear on climate change and its impacts,” External link

pina Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : “Yes, we are always celebrating when one of the big countries makes changes and make announcements, come up with numbers and of course Australia is one of the family, it’s the moment for celebration,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told ( about Scott Morrison ) : “I think Australia still needs to do a lot more instead of relying on the net zero by 2050 because the science is saying that we must particularly by 2030 have ambitious climate targets and actions so that we can begin to make a difference leading in to 2050. I’m very happy that PM Morrison is here or will be after the G20 to support the Forum with us in our quest to ambitious climate action here at COP26,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It’s a very difficult mission and I think the problem is the world is not taking seriously the issue of climate change. I guess it’s very different from the pandemic because everybody is affected by… I mean people are dying, people are getting sick and there is real urgency among the world community to do something about it and yet climate change is heading in the same direction,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : “While we in the Pacific and all small low lying island states are feeling the impacts now, the rest of the world doesn’t seem to think that it’s something they should be concerned about and that really is the challenge we face. I think it’s the matter of convenience for them that they don’t want to change because the economy is based on it and its very difficult for it to change and yet everybody agrees that we need to take science seriously that’s what governs our life, but they don’t seem to take it seriously and that really is a challenge we face,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “The pandemic has prevented a lot of our leaders to be here but yes for us… from the Forum Secretariat, this is one of the biggest delegations and it’s a matter of having to be here so that we can support our leaders and climate champions and offer them technical support where necessary,” External link

pina Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

trust Friday, October 29, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, October 29, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

trust2 Friday, October 29, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 29, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

cknw Friday, October 29, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

globalnews Friday, October 29, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 29, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 29, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

gazette Friday, October 29, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna added : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

wsau Friday, October 29, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

trust Friday, October 29, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 29, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet,” External link

wsau Friday, October 29, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 29, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, October 29, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 29, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

bordermail Friday, October 29, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We do not have the luxury of time and must join forces urgently and deliver the required ambition at COP26 to safeguard the future of all humankind, and our planet," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, October 29, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Pauline Irene Nguene ) : “Pacific ACP Leaders urge G20 Leaders to make decisive commitments on climate action, including revised Nationally Determined Contribution targets that keep 1.5 degree Celsius within reach, carbon neutrality by 2050, the phase-out of coal plants and all fossil fuel subsidies and investments, and delivery of the USD$100 billion climate finance goal, with a balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation” External link

pina Friday, October 29, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “G20 members are responsible for around 75 per cent of the global contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, so a strong commitment and outcome from the G20 Rome Summit will pave the way for an ambitious and successful COP26” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Pauline Irene Nguene ) : “Pacific ACP Leaders urge G20 Leaders to make decisive commitments on climate action, including revised Nationally Determined Contribution targets that keep 1.5 degree Celsius within reach, carbon neutrality by 2050, the phase-out of coal plants and all fossil fuel subsidies and investments, and delivery of the USD100 billion climate finance goal, with a balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Change Makers ) : “Let me say this to you and other Pacific youth out there – you are heroes and role models for our children and future generations. You are our Pacific Change Makers that aspire to see a sustainable and resilient future for Pacific peoples,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 25, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "It's a historic moment for Pacific leadership on climate, and for small islands developing states everywhere - in particular for the Republic of Marshall Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu who have led this work since 2019," "Thanks to their efforts, the reporting and visibility of the world's most vulnerable people at the forefront of the global climate crisis now has an important extra layer of global support," External link

rnzi Friday, October 15, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "The resolution is also very timely. The findings of the IPCC 2021 climate report confirm sea-level rise is a present and future danger to the very survival of our island nations," "The world is well aware we only have a small window of opportunity to address that scenario, and COP26 is that opportunity" External link

rnzi Friday, October 15, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "Our 50-year history as the Forum has been overshadowed by our nuclear legacy issues, which continue to impact affected communities today, and we should not accept anything less," External link

newshub Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "The threat of nuclear contamination continues to be of significant concern to the health and security of our Blue Pacific continent," External link

newshub Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is my distinct honour to have been entrusted this position by our Leaders and allow me to reaffirm with you my personal commitment to work with you all to ensure the solidarity and uphold the principles of our Forum Family,” “In turning to the session at hand, I thank you all for joining us this afternoon or evening for this very important briefing. It is indeed an honour to welcome the Director General Rafael Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “The Pacific’s engagement with the I.A.E.A. spans many decades, in view of the nuclear testing legacy issues that remain unresolved and that continue to pose serious environmental and health concerns for the Pacific,” “I am heartened by the I.A.E.A.’s acknowledgement of the Forum’s grave concerns in relation to Japan’s decision to discharge A.L.P.S. water into the Pacific Ocean. Thank you for accepting our invitation to facilitate this briefing for the Blue Pacific region” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Indeed, the safeguards mechanism is a fundamental pillar of our very own Treaty of Rarotonga,” “As Parties to this Treaty, we take very seriously our commitment to leave for our future generations a nuclear free Pacific. The objective of this briefing, therefore, is to have a very frank dialogue with the I.A.E.A. regarding the recent decision by our close partner, Japan” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “This clarity will inform and advance our shared understanding of the full spectrum of impacts of Japan’s decision to discharge a large volume of treated nuclear water into the Pacific Ocean,” “While we hope to broaden our understanding of the issue at this session, this by no means prevents us from pursuing further collaboration to seek access to other independently verifiable scientific environmental assessment” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I encourage the active participation of all Members to raise all perspectives and concerns for a constructive and transparent discussion. I am hopeful that this dialogue will foster a better understanding of the issues,” “Thank you once again to Director General Grossi and the IAEA for their cooperation on this matter, and we look forward to continued cooperation on these issues. With those brief remarks, I wish you all the best in your deliberations and discussions today” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Our 50-year history as the Forum has been overshadowed by our nuclear legacy issues, which continue to impact affected communities today, and we should not accept anything less,” “As emphasised by our Leaders in 2019, the threat of nuclear contamination continues to be of significant concern to the health and security of our Blue Pacific Continent” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "The threat of nuclear contamination continues to be of significant concern to the health and security of our Blue Pacific continent," External link

rnzi Saturday, June 5, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "Our 50-year history as the Forum has been overshadowed by our nuclear legacy issues, which continue to impact affected communities today, and we should not accept anything less," External link

rnzi Saturday, June 5, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I ask each of us across our Member nations to keep the people of Samoa in our thoughts and prayers at this time, knowing that Samoa’s sovereign process and the world-renowned Fa’a Samoa will prevail at this critical moment in their history,” External link

pina Monday, May 31, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Our Blue Pacific Continent is at its best and its strongest when our member nations work together as a family, and we must continue to do all we can to protect that strength,” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Meg Taylor ) : “I must honour the progress which my predecessor Dame Meg Taylor has achieved in her time at the helm, and through the pandemic,” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It’s a story that we all want to work hard to inspire the region to do what in many ways the Cook Islands is doing, and has done. I’m proud that we are leaders in environmental endeavors, and our Marae Moana is a shining example,” External link

pina Monday, May 3, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "I had indicated way back in 2018 that when the time comes, probably halfway through our term, our four year term, that I would consider stepping down to make way for new blood, and for the new leader who would be coming in, to give him enough time to get himself and his new administration established in time for the next elections in 2022," External link

rnzi Friday, October 2, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “For thousands of our people in New Zealand, his medical practice was where they headed for their primary health care,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna referiu : "Estamos a tomar medidas muito sérias para proteger o nosso povo e controlar e manter esta doença mortal longe das nossas costas" External link

cmjornal Monday, August 24, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are taking very serious measures in order to protect our people and to control and keep this deadly disease away from our shores" External link

themirror Monday, August 24, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are taking very serious measures in order to protect our people and to control and keep this deadly disease away from our shores" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is in the interests of all of us to play by the rules to keep all of us safe,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “These are our families coming home. Let’s welcome them home and continue to demonstrate aroa to everyone” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are taking very serious measures in order to protect our people and to control and keep this deadly disease away from our shores" External link

rnzi Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is in the interests of all of us to play by the rules to keep all of us safe,” External link

Stuff Friday, August 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “These are our families coming home. Let’s welcome them home and continue to demonstrate aroa to everyone” External link

Stuff Friday, August 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We are moving forward together with New Zealand in a way that balances economic and social needs with the importance of maintaining strong public health efforts in both our countries and cooperation with travel sectors to implement safe travel protocols," External link

upi Monday, August 10, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

theherald-au Monday, August 10, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, August 10, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We look forward to once again welcoming family and visitors from New Zealand without the restriction of quarantine on both ends," External link

bordermail Monday, August 10, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I will miss them. It is actually very humbling to have the confidence of your people,” External link

pina Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna saying : "one of the things we need to keep in mind is that the Cook Islands has to be happy, of course, to open to New Zealand - and also doing a little bit of thinking around whether or not they would be happy with the trans-Tasman arrangements as well. So it's making sure we can make that whole system work" External link

Stuff Monday, June 15, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : "We are New Zealand citizens. We are part of New Zealand. We have New Zealand passports. We use New Zealand currency and we speak your language," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : "We are New Zealand citizens. We are part of New Zealand. We have New Zealand passports. We use New Zealand currency and we speak your language," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : "We are New Zealand citizens. We are part of New Zealand. We have New Zealand passports. We use New Zealand currency and we speak your language," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “There is a provision under the Act that this arrangement is for a short period of time until this pandemic is over or a vaccine has been found,” External link

pina Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna answered ( about Frank Bainimarama ) : "Is it your intention and the intention of your government to invite Fiji leader and Commodore Bainimarama to the Pacific Forum to be held in August?" External link

pidp Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "In brief, as of now, nothing has changed. Let’s hope that before the forum there may be some changes," External link

pidp Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna added : "It’s time to get on with the work," External link

pidp Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:39:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It is an effect multiplier, aggravating health risks or pre-existing threats, amplifying the impact of weather-related disasters, and threatening the stability of good health, targeting clean water, sanitation, NCDs and mental health,” External link

pina Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “Australia has gifted two planes to assist with maritime aerial surveillance of the whole of the Pacific and these planes are based in Apia and in Vanuatu. We look forward to making use of it in patrolling our northern waters,” External link

pina Friday, July 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna added : “As you are aware the patrol boat that is currently serving in overseeing our waters is provided by Australia, with a new one to be received in 2022. That’s a substantial gift of support to our security efforts,” External link

pina Friday, July 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna added : "in that regard I am pleased to note two key features of New Caledonia’s development strategies, namely the recognition of the Kanak identity and circumstances as well as the real and sustained efforts underway to achieve economic and social rebalancing across the country" External link

pidp Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna saying : "You know, the government is making noises about already having secured the tractors some time ago, but the point is in terms of the electoral act, suspicion is always raised when the timing is so close to an election - as it is in our case." External link

pidp Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna says : “I am honoured at receiving this award” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about Association ) : “PITA has reached this milestone. One could say that it has come of age. Since its establishment in 1996, and for the past 21 years, PITA has provided a vital forum for those involved with telecommunications in the Pacific, and a much needed Pacific voice in the international communications environment,” “That this association has been able to welcome over 41 members, 106 associate members and 15 government members over the past 21 years, is testament to the value members and member countries attribute to the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association” External link

pidp Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We in Polynesia; we are also embarking on the Manatua Cable connecting Samoa, Niue, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia,” External link

pidp Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said ( about John Key ) : "I had many opportunities to engage with Prime Minister Key but I never had the opportunity to pull him aside," External link

pidp Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "I happened to be at the costume show at the Edgewater (Resort) and saw this beautiful young lady and to hear she was the one involved in an accident and passed away was very, very sad" External link

pidp Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “And our commitment is the largest in the history by a single country for integrating ocean conservation management from ridge to reef – and reef to ocean,” External link

pidp Monday, August 14, 2017 3:59:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “The impact of this legislation is that our people are able to enjoy the benefits of their cultural knowledge and works,” External link

pidp Monday, January 30, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “In the true Pacific Way, we wholeheartedly agreed to support and welcome FSM into the SIS family” External link

pidp Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We are thankful and indebted to the work of Kevin Iro, our traditional leaders and most importantly our people who have entrusted us with managing this great resource” External link

pidp Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:50:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We are thankful and indebted to the work of Kevin Iro, our traditional leaders and most importantly our people who have entrusted us with managing this great resource” External link

pidp Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “I really thought this job belongs to the lawyers, but now they all want to be lawyers and they waited until the parliament sitting was in progress then they delivered to the court. This is all a childish behavior,” External link

pina Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:05:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna said : “It’s the first time, I’m aware of, in the history of our parliament that there has been a whole opposition no-show,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:05:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "Whilst the Paris Declaration was a milestone decision, the imperative is now to mobilise a global action plan to mitigate against the effects of global warming," External link

afp-en Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:54:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna told : “We are small in comparison, (but) we can assure you all we will pull our weight in representing the wider region and will work hard with you to ensure that Asia-Pacific is represented by a group of countries committed to the values and programmes of UNESCO,” External link

pidp Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : “We’re honoured to be voted the best island in the Pacific by Global Traveler,” “With a warm Kia Orana, we look forward to welcoming Traveler readers to visit us and share this paradise we call home” External link

pidp Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Henry Puna told : “These are rumuours floating around coming from outside, but not from the government,” External link

pina Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna said : "We’re honoured to be voted the best island in the Pacific by Global Traveler," "With a warm Kia Orana, we look forward to welcoming Traveler readers to visit us and share this paradise we call home" External link

pidp Monday, May 23, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Henry Puna says : "That option is to have both major parties come together under an umbrella of, say, a government of national unity to work together. Particularly for this year because this is our 50th year of internal self-government. So it's a milestone. And we need to come together as one people," External link

pidp Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:51:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
prime minister43.69%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
minister40.78%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
premier ministre des iles cook0.49%FR07/31/201731/07/2017
premier ministre des îles cook3.88%FR07/15/201715/07/2017
ministre des îles cook2.91%FR07/15/201715/07/2017
prime minister of the cook islands2.43%EN05/28/201728/05/2017
minister of the cook islands0.97%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
transport minister0.24%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
justice minister0.49%EN12/15/201615/12/2016
president0.73%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
tourism minister0.24%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
président0.24%FR09/11/201611/09/2016
chef du gouvernement des îles cook0.49%FR09/10/201610/09/2016
ministro de las islas cook0.49%ES09/08/201608/09/2016
primeiro-ministro das ilhas cook0.49%PT09/08/201608/09/2016
primer ministro de las islas cook0.49%ES09/08/201608/09/2016
ministre0.73%FR08/18/201618/08/2016
premier ministre0.24%FR08/29/201229/08/2012
Names Lang Count
Henry PunaEN77.78%
Henry PunaFR20.92%
Henry PunaPT0.65%
Henry PunaSA0.33%
Henry PunaES0.33%
Henry Tuakeu PunaEN0.00%


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Anna Powles said ( about Henry Puna ) : “The messaging from the north Pacific reflects the ongoing rift in the P.I.F. The selection of the P.I.F. secretary general has largely been by consensus, loosely based on sub-regional rotation and highly political. The Micronesian states claimed it was their turn in 2021 and started the year-long process of withdrawal after former Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna was elected secretary general,” “The tensions also reflect intergenerational changes as a younger cohort of leaders flex their political muscle. Not surprisingly, no other Pacific leaders have publicly commented although the wires have been running hot” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Surangel Whipps said ( about Henry Puna ) : “So that is what I am hoping and that we are moving forward in that direction. If Micronesia is in, Puna is out, if Puna is in, Micronesia is out,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Surangel Whipps said ( about Henry Puna ) : “Sorry for what? An apology should come with a remedy, so I assume they’re working on a remedy,” “What I’ve always said is if Puna’s in, Micronesia’s out — so I hope they’re heading in that direction” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Thomas Westin said ( about Henry Puna ) : "I believe (Puna) spoke as an experienced politician who knows where to draw the line," External link

pidp Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:39:00 AM EAT

George Pitt wrote ( about Henry Puna ) : "A sovereign leader by the wishes of 78 Manihikians, Puna has become addicted to the jet setting high life enjoyed by the rich and famous" External link

pidp Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Murray McCully said ( about Henry Puna ) : “I’ve always said when the facts are on the table, we will look at it again and the facts as we now have them have proven the representations of the prime minister (Henry Puna) and myself right and advice of the New Zealand Treasury wrong,” “The cost of this scheme to the New Zealand budget has been a fraction than what was originally forecast” External link

pidp Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT