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‘Future of rugby league is with Maori and Pasifika communities’

Thursday 11 February 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The new chief executive officer of Wellington Rugby League says the future of the game is with Maori and Pasifika communities.


Head of Pacific university to be deported by Fiji

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji authorities have detained the vice-chancellor of the University of the South Pacific and are to deport him today.


Henry Puna is the new Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional

The former Cook Islands Prime Minister, Henry Puna is the new Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum after a marathon online meeting.


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.


Samoa expect Pfizer vaccine by end of March

Friday 29 January 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa will receive its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine by the end of March with the Ministry of Health looking at legal options for people who would not want to be immunised.


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.


Forum chair welcomes US re-entry to Paris Agreement

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Palau, Regional

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed the re-entry of the United States to the Paris climate agreement.


Palau's new president vows to stand strong with US and Taiwan

Friday 22 January 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Palau, Regional

Palau installed a new president on Thursday and first in his agenda is assuring close allies like the United States and Taiwan that the nation will stand strong with them.


Aussie billions welcomed

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Economy

The Cook Islands government has welcomed Australia’s stepped-up Pacific engagement, announced by Australian prime minister Scott Morrison in Queensland yesterday of a package of cooperation and development initiatives including a new Pacific Infrastructure Financing Facility.


Pacific teams on course to join Super Rugby

Thursday 5 November 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Two Pacific Islands teams are set to join a new-look Super Rugby competition in 2022, which will return to its original 12-team format.


Matt Johnson tackles rheumatic fever for the next generation

Wednesday 4 November 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Former Auckland Blues player and Cook Islander Matt Johnson is trying to stop children getting the disease that cut his rugby career drastically short and nearly killed him.


Sorcery attacks becoming more frequent.

Friday 23 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A campaigner trying to end sorcery related violence in Papua New Guinea says the attacks are becoming more frequent.


Tahiti may replicate French curfew

Monday 19 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia

French Polynesia’s Covid-19 pandemic has claimed a 14th life as the number of patients in hospital has risen to 61.


Fiji moves to put the handbrake on tabua exports

Monday 19 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji

Anyone who plans to take the traditional tabua or whale’s tooth out of Fiji will now be required to seek the government’s consent.


Prison inmate freed because of poor jail conditions

Wednesday 14 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia

A remand prisoner in New Caledonia has been freed after the conditions in the Camp-Est jail were considered to be inhuman.


Pacific warned to remain vigilant

Thursday 8 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

The regional director of the World Health Organisation has urged Pacific countries to stay vigilant amid Covid-19.


Fiji still pushing for travel deal with NZ and Australia

Wednesday 7 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Fiji’s government is pressing ahead with its ‘Bula Bubble’ concept for New Zealand and Australia, despite the two countries opting to resume travel arrangements elsewhere.


French military fly to Rapa Nui

Wednesday 7 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

The French military will repatriate about 20 Rapa Nui people stranded in Tahiti since the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak.


First Covid case in Solomons

Monday 5 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Solomon Islands has recorded its first case of Covid-19 – a student who had been repatriated from the Philippines earlier in the week.


Church & AP take home three Pacific Music awards

Monday 5 October 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

The winners of the 2020 Pacific Music Awards have been announced in an online ceremony, which included musical performances from the cream of the Pacific music community.


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