PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister says his country is looking to draw on Australia’s expertise to better respond to future natural disasters after the massive earthquake that devastated PNG’s Highlands in February.
PACIFIC – An all-female crew of sailors, scientists and film-makers are set to cross the Pacific later this year to research plastic pollution.
PACIFIC – New findings show that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a rotating soup of plastic in the north Pacific Ocean, contains up to 16 times more waste than previous surveys were able to detect.
New Zealanders heading to Gallipoli for Anzac Day whose bus went up in flames are thankful to be alive despite many having lost passports, money and other belongings in the fire.
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.