Regional

Confidence key to opening borders says Australian envoy

Thursday 15 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

Australia's high commissioner to Fiji says his government will need to be confident that Covid-19 is suppressed in the country before it opens up any quarantine-free travel with the Fijians.

Australia


Forum calls on Japan to re-think toxic waste dump plans

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The Pacific Islands Forum is calling on Japan to re-think plans to dump toxic waste in the ocean.

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


NZ's Fijian-Indians want to be recognised as Pasifika, not Asians

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fijian-Indians living in New Zealand are opposing moves by the government to classify them as Asians and not Pacific Islanders.

Fiji


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


Outcry in Tahiti over nuclear fallout study

Tuesday 16 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia

There is renewed alarm in French Polynesia over the legacy of the French nuclear weapons tests.

French Polynesia


CNMI wants US National Guard presence

Tuesday 9 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands wants a US National Guard of its own so there would be servicemen to respond to natural disasters and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Northern Mariana Islands


Tighter controls called for on PNG sand exploitation

Wednesday 3 March 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Papua New Guinea

After successfully stopping one sand mining project, Papua New Guinea environmentalists now want the government to tighten the rules around the industry.

Papua New Guinea


Facebook block hits region hard

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Australia, Economy, National, Regional

As an Australia-wide ban on news content by Facebook continues, it is emerging just how prominent the social media platform has become for Cook Islands residents and people throughout the Pacific region.

Australia


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


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


University’s local student body wants resolution

Friday 5 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, Regional

The local student body of the University of the South Pacific has put their trust in the principles of good governance of the University to solve its internal issues.

Education

University saga takes new twist

Thursday 4 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, National, Regional

The University of the South Pacific’s Cook Islands campus director hopes member countries will come together and put extreme pressure on the Fijian Government after shock deportation of their vice chancellor.

Education


Twins born as storms raged

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji media is reporting on the “miracle birth” of twin baby girls in the midst of the twin cyclones, Ana and Bina.

Fiji


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.

New Zealand

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.

Marshall Islands


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


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.

Palau


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


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