Regional

Covid-19 in Fiji: New curfew hours for Fiji as more deaths, cases confirmed

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's main island of Viti Levu has been issued with new curfew hours amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the country.

Fiji


Opposition to Marquesas UNESCO bid

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

An heir to the last queen of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands has asked the French president Emmanuel Macron not to endorse the archipelago's bid to become another of France's UNESCO World Heritage site.

French Polynesia


Samoa's Tuilaepa not conceding he's lost

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The outgoing prime minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is refusing to concede that he lost the election.

Regional


Covid-19 in Fiji: 15 more deaths, 918 positive cases confirmed

Thursday 22 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

That compares to 1,091 infections and 21 deaths in the previous 24-hour period.

Fiji


Hundreds march in support of Samoan judiciary

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

More than 500 people are estimated to have taken part in a march in support of the Samoan Judiciary and calling for an end to the current political stand-off between two political parties.

Regional


Fiji govt unveils $US1.78 billion Covid-19 Budget

Saturday 17 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's National Budget worth $US1.78 billion announced on Friday night is designed with three objectives, all of it linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fiji


Niue achieves herd immunity for covid

Wednesday 14 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Niue, Regional

Niue has been praised for achieving Covid-19 herd immunity status. The island, with a population of about 1500, has now vaccinated almost 100 percent of its target group.

Niue


Over 1000 people in Tokelau, Cook Islands to get Covid-19 vaccine from NZ

Monday 12 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tokelau

The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines is heading to Tokelau and northern Cook Islands aboard a New Zealand navy ship.

Regional


Over 500 new cases, one death confirmed in Fiji

Saturday 10 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji has reported 506 new cases of Covid-19 and one death in the 24 hours to 8am on Saturday.

Fiji


FAST to ask Samoa judges to recognise impromptu swearing in

Wednesday 7 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The FAST Party in Samoa has filed an application with the Supreme Court in Samoa to have it recognise an impromptu swearing-in ceremony of elected members of the new political party.

Regional


Covid-19: Six more dead, 636 new cases in Fiji

Tuesday 6 July 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji has reported 636 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours - a record number of daily infections.

Fiji


Japan PM tells Pacific that nuclear wastwater dump is harmless

Monday 5 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Japan's Prime Minister has told Pacific Islands leaders that his country would ensure no harm will come to the environment from dumping treated nuclear waste water into the ocean.

Pacific Islands


Covid-19: Fiji strategises to slow the spread, rather than halt it

Thursday 1 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Despite the alarming spread of a second wave of Covid-19 in Fiji, medical authorities say not imposing a full lockdown is in line with international practice and takes into account humanitarian considerations.

Fiji


Deep sea mining by 2023 gets green light in Pacific

Wednesday 30 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Nauru, Regional

Deep sea mining has got a green light to begin in the Pacific by 2023 after Nauru triggered a rule at the International Seabed Authority.

Nauru


Samoa caretaker PM continues to defy Supreme Court

Wednesday 30 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's caretaker prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is risking jail time as he continues to defy a court order to convene Parliament.

Regional


Nauru urged to reverse deep sea mining push

Monday 28 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Nauru, Regional

Nauru's government is being urged to halt its reported push to allow deep sea mining in international waters by 2024.

Nauru


Covid-19: One more death, 266 new cases in Fiji

Saturday 26 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji has recorded 266 new cases of Covid-19 and another death in the 24-hour period ending at 8am Saturday.

Fiji


New head of fractured Pacific Forum Henry Puna stresses unity

Wednesday 23 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The new Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum says he will champion solidarity and unity within the pre-eminent regional grouping.

Pacific Islands


Samoa court to rule on constitutionality of FAST swearing in

Monday 21 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

A decision is now expected early next week in Samoa on the constitutionality of the FAST Party swearing in on the lawn in front of parliament on 24th May.

Regional


Fiji Covid-19: 150 cases as NZ and Australia medics prepare for deployment

Saturday 19 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong confirms they have recorded 150 new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 8am June 19.

Fiji


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