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More than 60,000 babies are expected to be born in the Pacific Island countries in the 40 week period since the global pandemic was declared on March 11, UNICEF has revealed.

Fiji’s prime minister has announced the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions in the country despite almost a month without a new case.

New Zealand National Party List-MP Alfred Ngaro said a lot of people are confused about why a Cook Islander has jumped to the defence of New Zealand Maori in regards to their rights to hold tangihana (funerals) on marae to grieve for their loved ones.

Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, triggering British colonisation of the region. Recent Cook commemorations have been quiet on sexual encounters and their profound impact on indigenous women, writes Katie Pickles, Professor of History at the University of Canterbury for The Conversation.

Samoa’s prime minister says he has deep reservations about reopening its border.

Coronavirus hits Pacific aid efforts with NGOs under pressure to cut their workforces.

Since late 2018, West Papuan separatists have engaged in an escalating series of deadly skirmishes with Indonesian security forces as they renew a decades-old push for independence.

South Pacific island nations have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, but now face a stark choice between a risky reopening to tourists – and economic collapse.

Fiji has put its hand up to join New Zealand and Australia's travel bubble amid the Covid-19 pandemic, RNZP reports.

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