Articles by RNZ

Cooks-NZ bubble exciting news for sports

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) are feeling a sense of relief, with a travel bubble with New Zealand just eight days away.


Four more Covid-19 cases in Fiji

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's permanent secretary of health James Fong says another four Covid-19 infections were found on Thursday - three in the community.


Badminton players relishing time in NZ

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Badminton, Sports

Junior badminton players from the Cook Islands are competing in the Waikato U17 Open tournament this weekend, following a four-day development camp in Auckland.


ADB tips Pacific return to growth in 2021

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The Pacific's largest development bank claims the region is set to return to growth this year.


Fiji tightens lockdown as Covid cases rise

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's government has taken the most drastic measures since Covid-19 hit the country in March last year.


PIF's Dame Meg disappointed at lack of action by major emitters

Monday 26 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General has welcomed the new climate targets announced by some countries at US President Joe Biden's virtual summit.


Restrictions on movement in Fiji due to Covid-19 threat

Friday 23 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's main island of Viti Levu has been issued with a restricted movement order amid the threat of more Covid-19 cases in the community.


Confidence key to opening borders says Australian envoy

Thursday 15 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

Australia's high commissioner to Fiji says his government will need to be confident that Covid-19 is suppressed in the country before it opens up any quarantine-free travel with the Fijians.


Forum calls on Japan to re-think toxic waste dump plans

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The Pacific Islands Forum is calling on Japan to re-think plans to dump toxic waste in the ocean.


Daily flight sparks travel bubble hopes

Friday 9 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Economy, National

Air New Zealand says it doesn’t know of any impending announcement regarding a two-way travel bubble but it is ramping up its operations to the islands from May 10.


Industries desperate for workers urge government to open borders to Pacific

Thursday 8 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Fruit, meat works and food processing industries are calling on the government to open Pacific borders to tackle what they're calling their worst ever labour crisis.


Major companies call for moratorium on deep-sea mining

Thursday 1 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Major car companies are among the global companies who have signed up to a World Wildlife Fund call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining.


NZ's Fijian-Indians want to be recognised as Pasifika, not Asians

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fijian-Indians living in New Zealand are opposing moves by the government to classify them as Asians and not Pacific Islanders.


Pacific call for global ban on deep sea mining

Friday 26 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

A widespread Pacific civil society call for a global ban on deep sea mining activity has been launched.


Outcry in Tahiti over nuclear fallout study

Tuesday 16 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia

There is renewed alarm in French Polynesia over the legacy of the French nuclear weapons tests.


Quarantine stint ahead of Davis Cup

Thursday 11 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Other Sports

The Brett Baudinet-skippered Pacific Oceania men’s tennis team face three weeks in quarantine if they want to compete in their upcoming Davis Cup tie in Vietnam.


CNMI wants US National Guard presence

Tuesday 9 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands wants a US National Guard of its own so there would be servicemen to respond to natural disasters and the Covid-19 pandemic.


Reviving & thriving: Cook Islands traditional games a big hit

Saturday 6 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Plans are already afoot to expand the traditional sports programme at the next Cook Islands Games.


Cruise ship turned away with storm on horizon

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

A cruise ship turned away from New Zealand is now stuck off the coast of New Caledonia, low on fuel with a significant storm approaching and no permission to dock.


EU backs fisheries 'value chain' initiative in Marshall Islands

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

A fisheries initiative has been launched in the Marshall Islands that aims to identify how the western Pacific nation can expand its involvement in the "value chain" of the tuna fishery.


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