Pacific Islands

Nuclear weapons ban treaty comes into force

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

An international treaty banning nuclear weapons came into force on Thursday.

Pacific Islands


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.

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American Samoa's new governor halts govt pay rises

Friday 15 January 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

American Samoa's new governor, Lemanu Peleti Mauga has ordered a halt on all pay increases and conversion of positions from contract to career service.

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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


Pacific US territory leaders denounce DC violence

Friday 8 January 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The governors of Pacific U.S. territories the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas and Guam have denounced the protests in U.S. Congress.

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NZ secures two more vaccines, factors in Pacific partners

Thursday 17 December 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The New Zealand Government says it stands ready with $US53.2 million dollars in Pacific and global Covid-19 vaccination support.

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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.

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