Pacific Islands

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.

Pacific Islands


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.

Pacific Islands


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.

Pacific Islands


PM Brown defends Puna’s selection

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Pacific Islands, Politics, Regional

Pacific Islands Forum has been most effective when they have worked together as a single, unified body, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

National


NZ govt to discuss vaccine rollout in Pacific

Friday 12 February 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The New Zealand government is looking to hold talks with Pacific counterparts about how to distribute Covid-19 vaccines in the region.

Pacific Islands


Forum chair’s unwavering support for Henry Puna

Saturday 6 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National, Pacific Islands, Regional

Henry Puna is expected to take up the Pacific Islands Forum’s Secretary General position in April this year.

Local


Forum role to be filled in February

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The new head of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is expected to be appointed when regional leaders meet next month.

Pacific Islands


No update on Pacific Islands Forum leadership race

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat are yet to confirm when they will be meeting to select their new secretary general.

Pacific Islands


Traditional skills help Pacific islanders survive the pandemic

Tuesday 3 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

A study into impact of Covid-19 on tourism-deprived examines four aspects of well-being: mental, financial, social and physical.

Pacific Islands