Regional

NEW ZEALAND – Researchers working for Heritage New Zealand have uncovered archival documents showing Northland was expected to bear the brunt of a Japanese invasion in World War Two.

NEW ZEALAND – Groups working with homeless people are bracing themselves for another gruelling few months as winter sets in.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 27/04/2018

Friday April 27, 2018

LOCATOR BEACON RESCUES FISHERMAN

SAMOA –  Samoa Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has called on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, to act like a leader and keep the peace in Samoa.

VANUATU – The danger of landslides and flash flooding on the Vanuatu island of Ambae is complicating evacuation efforts, with as many as 800 people now sheltering in emergency relief centres.

New Caledonia and Bougainville prepare to vote on independence

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Rising meth use raises concern in Fiji

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A business in Papua New Guinea  licensed to import plastic shopping bags has questioned the legality of the recent ban imposed by the government.

Garbage Patch clean up underway

Wednesday April 25, 2018

PACIFIC – Scientists are preparing to launch the world’s first machine to clean up the planet’s largest mass of ocean plastic.

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