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NZ must help Pacific fight vaccine misinformation - researcher

New Zealand, Australia and other nations in the Pacific need to do more to combat rampant vaccine misinformation in Pacific Island countries, which poses a threat to the whole region, a researcher says.


Plea for way home for hundreds of Tongan seasonal workers

Hundreds of Tongan seasonal workers from the RSE scheme are stranded in New Zealand and desperate to get home.

FAST party to challenge provision allowing two extra women MPs

The appointment of two women Members of Parliament in Samoa under section 44 of the Constitution, is set to be challenged in court by the Fa’atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party. The Samoa Observer reports FAST chairman La’auli Leuatea Schmidt said on Friday that party lawyers are set to file the application on Monday. […]


Eleven NZ police bound for tense Solomons capital

Eleven New Zealand police personnel will deploy tomorrow for Solomon Islands in response to major unrest in the capital Honiara.


Dubai 7s: Fiji loses opening game against France

Olympic champions Fiji lost their first game in the second leg of the Dubai sevens tournament last night, going down 22-17 to France.


Rule options now available for community rugby

World Rugby will allow community teams to use 10 players, play shorter matches and change the size of the ball as part of flexible new rules described as a “landmark” move for the sport.


Senior HRPP MP calls for Tuilaepa to move aside

A former Cabinet Minister in Samoa has called on former prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and other opposition party leaders to "hang up their boxing gloves", following the HRPP's crushing electoral defeats.


Pacific police chiefs vow to help troubled Solomons

Police chiefs around the Pacific say community engagements through policing is key to restoring peace in the Solomon Islands.


Banks and links to illegal logging under fire again in PNG

There are claims in Papua New Guinea that some of the country's banks are implicated in illegal logging and the human rights abuses that plague the sector.

Papua New Guinea

Vanuatu's Shefa province recognises West Papua government

Vanuatu's Shefa province is recognising Benny Wenda as the interim president of a provisional West Papuan government.


New Banking Tax levy in PNG sparks controversy

A new tax announced in last week's Papua New Guinea 2022 Budget has sparked widespread controversy.

Papua New Guinea

Solomons govt warns instigators are planning more unrest

The Solomon Islands government has warned that instigators are planning what it calls "another evil plan" to decimate the whole of Honiara.


COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact - “We didn’t come home empty handed”

Opinion - The odds are always stacked against the Pacific region in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, and at COP26 we faced the additional challenge of Covid-19.

Pacific Islands

Fiji steps up entry conditions amid Ormicron threat

Fiji has strengthened its strict conditions for entry for all travellers from red list countries.


National Party caucus arrives for leadership decision

Former National Party leader Simon Bridges, who is again contesting the leadership, is feeling "really good" heading into today's caucus decision.

New Zealand

International community monitoring situation in Solomon Islands

With no plans to evacuate their citizens from Honiara, the international community is closely monitoring the situation in the Solomon Islands following a week of political unrest.


New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna alter Covid-19 measures

New Caledonia has eased and extended its Covid-19 restrictions for another three weeks after they were originally due to be lifted over the weekend

New Caledonia

Solomon Islands: Bodies discovered in burnt out building

Police in Honiara have confirmed that three bodies have been found in one of the burnt out buildings in Chinatown.


Marshall Islands census numbers show heavy out-migration

Preliminary results of the Marshall Islands national census are startling. Instead of expected modest growth, the Marshall Islands has seen a 26 percent drop in its population.

Marshall Islands

Covid-19: 145 new community cases in New Zealand today, one further death

There have been 145 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand reported by the Ministry of Health today.

New Zealand

Voting in Samoa by-elections underway

Voting is underway for six by-elections in Samoa.


Solomons police overrun, Australia deploying support personnel

Police in Solomon Islands were overrun as rioters and looters tore through the capital Honiara.


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