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Queen Elizabeth II dies, Buckingham Palace announces

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Pacific Islands

Pacific news in brief

China helping PNG's fight against illegal drugs; Vanuatu chiefs want presidency; and increase in HIV in Fiji.

US-Marshalls resume long-stalled talks

Nearly three years after the first in-person preliminary discussions were held between the United States and the Marshall Islands for a third funding agreement in the Compact of Free Association treaty, negotiations resumed again this week with a two-day meeting at Kwajalein.

Pacific Islands


Kiribati govt declares state of disaster due to severe drought

The Kiribati Government has declared a State of Disaster for the entire country because of drought.

Kiribati


More Pacific pressure to decarbonise shipping

Pacific nations advocating for the International Maritime Organisation to decarbonise the shipping sector say they will continue to push the global regulator to clean up the industry.

Pacific Islands


French Senate explores new statute for New Caledonia

Work has begun in Paris towards a new statute for New Caledonia after three referendums on independence from France failed to give the Kanak people its expected emancipation.

New Caledonia


Jacinda Ardern and Samoa's PM hold media briefing

Samoa and China do not have any plans for military ties, Samoa Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa says.

Regional


Step forward as students allowed to wear Pacific attire

A New Zealand school's adoption of a Pacific garment is being described as a step in the right direction but more needs to be done to lift students up.

New Zealand


Both rival New Caledonia sides left in run for French National Assembly seats

New Caledonia's first round of the French National Assembly election has seen surprise advances of the pro-independence FLNKS whose two candidates both made it to Sunday's run-off round.

New Caledonia


Sports news in brief

Extra money for rugby league body, Naiqama to skipper Fiji Bati, and PNG women play men's teams

Pacific Islands


France will bolster its presence in South Pacific says Lecornu

The French defence minister Sebastien Lecornu says France will bolster its presence in the South Pacific while being committed to a multilateral approach that respects everyone's sovereignty.

Pacific Islands


Tonga's Tu'i'onetoa loses second electoral petition

Tonga's former prime minister, Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa, has lost a second electoral petition for bribing voters ahead of last year's election.

Regional


Commonwealth judges and lawyers speak out about action against Kiribati judge

Three Commonwealth legal agencies are speaking out about an investigation of a Kiribati judge by the country's president.

Kiribati


Second weekend of three for new look Pasifika festivals

Two Pasifika festivals are taking place this weekend in Auckland.

Pacific Islands


Vanuatu constitutional amendments delayed after MPs boycott

Vanuatu's speaker was forced to suspend a special parliamentary sitting this morning after the opposition and several government MPs did not turn up.

Regional


Plea for Australia to end refugee warehousing in Indonesia

A refugee advocacy group wants Australia to rethink its destructive refugee arrangement with Indonesia as the new Canberra government looks to improve relations with Jakarta.

Indonesia


Niue tight lipped but concerned over grounded Taiwanese ship

The Niue government is remaining tight lipped over the Taiwanese fishing vessel that ran aground on a Niue reef last week.

Niue


Vanuatu's Regenvanu says govt constitutional amendments bad for country

Vanuatu's opposition will boycott today's planned special parliamentary session, in order to stop the government from passing several constitutional amendments.

Regional


Russian superyacht leaves Fiji for US following a court ruling

A Russian-owned superyacht docked in Fiji left for the United States on Tuesday after a Fiji court ordered its removal, saying it was a waste of money to maintain amid legal wrangling over its seizure.

Fiji


Pacific news in brief

Tonga's cyber law enacted, Commonwealth sending election observers to PNG, and State of Emergency renewed.

Pacific Islands


First-ever Samoan High Commission opened in Suva

Samoa's prime minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has opened the country's first High Commission in Fiji with her counterpart Frank Bainimarama.

Regional


Ship that ran aground on Niue destroyed by fire

The Taiwanese fishing vessel that ran aground on a Niue reef last week has been completely burnt out by a large fire.

Niue


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