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NEW ZEALAND – Newcomers and previous winners have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Pacific Music Awards.

NEW ZEALAND – The magic of storytelling Pacific Island-style has seen audiences return in droves to see a popular Pacific comedy group for performances at this month’s Auckland Arts Festival.

Nauru scraps court of appeal

Tuesday April 03, 2018

NAURU – It has been revealed that Nauru’s government has secretly scrapped its links to the High Court of Australia which served as Nauru’s court of appeal – impacting on the rights of asylum seekers to challenge the refusal of refugee status.

FIJI – Tropical Cyclone Josie has caused severe flooding in parts of Fiji, with four people reported dead and one missing.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Saturday March 31, 2018

BARRED POLITICIAN DEMANDS DEBATE

TONGA – It seems that ministers of the Tonga government and their officials are all following their own logic, writes a commentator on the Matangi Tonga news site.

TONGA – A woman boxer will be Tonga’s flag bearer at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next week. 

Once people thought the Amazon was a near-uninhabited rainforest before the Europeans turned up, but researchers say they have found new evidence that it was in fact a hive of human culture and home to millions of people.

Light pollution damaging Earth

Saturday March 31, 2018

Earth’s nights are getting brighter, and that has scientists concerned.

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