Articles by RNZ

FLNKS pleads for delay in New Caledonia independence vote

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS party has called for "non-participation" in the independence referendum on December 12.


Ratu Wiliame Katonivere set to be Fiji's next president

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will move Ratu Wiliame Katonivere's name on Friday in Parliament to be the next President.


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

A Tonga regional airport set to grow; 20 people quarantined in Samoa; and Fiji tourism set for boost


Former stars to coach Manu Samoan side versus the Barbarians

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

A group of former Manu Samoa players will take charge of the team in next month's one-off clash against the Barbarians at Twickenham.


Early easing of Covid restrictions could be lethal for Māori/Pasifika

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

A Pacific public health expert says a premature transition of Covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand could be lethal for Māori and Pasifika communities.


Slow vax rates could see Solomons' borders closed until 2023

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Solomon Islands

Poor uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine in Solomon Islands could see the country's borders remaining closed until 2023.


In brief: More news from around the Pacific for October 20th

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Call in Australia for detainees to be released after multiple Covid cases; Samoan Minister speaks out after drunk driving episode; Illegal mining on Kiribati coast increasing; Cook Islanders arriving to work in Southland meat works


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Date for Samoa by-elections changed; Covid-19 death toll increases in PNG as team from Australia arrive to help; Funeral homes in PNG's Goroka and Lae stop receiving bodies of those who died from Covid-19; Samoa MP slapped with fine by District Court


New Caledonia strikes nickel supply deal with Tesla

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The nickel producer Prony Resources New Caledonia has struck a deal with the car manufacturer Tesla to supply 42,000 tons of the metal for use in batteries.


French Polynesia vaccination law to be amended

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch says the vaccination law will be amended as opposition to any form of compulsion continues.


Pacific Forum welcomes NZ climate aid boost, urges collective action

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The head of the Pacific Islands Forum says New Zealand's climate aid boost augurs well heading into COP26, and is pushing all developed countries to meet climate funding commitments made in Paris in 2015.


Aftershocks of Covid-19 threaten to undo gains across Pacific says report

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be undone due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Death toll rises in Hawaii; MP shocked at hunger on Bougainville island; and Marshalls' census nearly finished


UN resolution on Climate Change rapporteur a boost for Pacific

Saturday 16 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has welcomed the latest UN Human Rights Council vote for a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change.


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Saturday 16 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Samoa's opposition leader says members have not been paid; CNMI welcomes visitors again; Vaccination campaign targetting young Pasifika in Porirua underway


COP26: Small Marshall Islands delegation hopes for big impact

Friday 15 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The Marshall Islands hopes to see the global spotlight focused on climate adaptation and mitigation financing as world leaders and climate negotiators come together at the end of this month for the annual COP26 climate summit in Scotland.


PNG desparately needs overseas help to fight Covid-19

Friday 15 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea is seeking more international medical support to combat Covid-19.


Bougainville MP frustrated at delays in shipping to outer islands

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The women's MP for North Bougainville says the people on the Carteret Atolls and Nissan, are frustrated at the continued delays to improving shipping services.


Pasifika GP's face pandemic burnout

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Pasifika GPs on the front lines of the Covid-19 Delta outbreak in Aotearoa say they're on the brink of burn-out.


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Nearly 300 Ni-Vanautu workers arrive in New Zealand; A dozen cyclones forecast for Pacific; 391 new cases of Covid-19 in the past seven days in Fiji.


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