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New Caledonia's Labour Party says it doesn't share the enthusiasm over the visit of the French president Emmanuel Macron's two weeks ago.

New Zealand's associate finance minister has blamed "closely failed states in the Pacific" for his country's drug problems.

French Polynesians - The French Polynesians have a legend about a famine that occurred on the island of Ra’iatea.

Pacific Briefs

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Sex crime stats SHOCK NEW CALEDONIA

“It is about bloody time.”

Those are the words a senior figure in New Zealand rugby said when I was investigating the plans to get a Pacific team into the Super Rugby competition.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A Russian warship will make a port visit to Papua New Guinea for the first time this week.

New fissure spews more lava

Tuesday May 15, 2018

HAWAII –  A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – As many as six people have reportedly been killed in renewed tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands province of Enga during the weekend.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Saturday May 12, 2018

FORUM GIVEN UN OBSERVER STATUS

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