TONGA – Tonga’s Prime Minister and two members of his cabinet have met the Attorney General in an effort to ease apparent tensions between the government and the legal advisor’s office.
NORFOLK ISLANDS – Aninternational human rights lawyer has launched a legal challenge with the United Nations on behalf of Norfolk Islanders, alleging the Australian government has placed islander’s culture and language at risk by revoking their right to self-govern.
NEW ZEALAND – A South Otago man has been jailed for almost eight years for his part in a drug ring transporting methamphetamine from the North Island to the lower South Island.
NEW ZEALAND – Despite having been the law for almost a quarter of a century, thousands of New Zealand cyclists are still refusing to wearing a helmet.
NEW ZEALAND – The East Coast region of New Zealand appears to have escaped unharmed from the remnants of Cyclone Hola overnight.