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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.

Pacific seeks to ensure 'wider commitment' on oceans

The global community needs to "be inspired" to defend the world's oceans ahead of the second United Nations Oceans Conference in Lisbon at the end of the month, a Fijian policymaker says.

Pacific Islands


Voting rights vex debate on New Caledonia's future status

New Caledonia's restricted electoral rolls can no longer be justified and must be opened, says a local member of the French National Assembly, Philippe Dunoyer.

New Caledonia


Pacific civil society groups urge NZ to support a moratorium on deep sea mining

Representatives of Pacific civil society and conservation groups are calling on the New Zealand government to show regional leadership and support a moratorium on deep sea mining.

New Zealand


Pacific Islands Forum rift mended in Suva

In a watershed moment, Pacific Islands Forum leaders have agreed on terms to prevent Micronesian countries from breaking up the premiere regional body.

Regional

Highlands airport oil spill 'act of terrorism' PNG police

The police commander in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands says the deliberate spilling of oil on the Kagamuga airport tarmac near Mt Hagen is an act of terrorism.

Regional


Pathologist due to start on backlog of post-mortems in Samoa

Eight Samoan families will soon be able to finally bury relatives who have been in the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital morgue, after the arrival of a pathologist to perform post-mortems.

Regional


Total PNG election candidates far higher than first thought

The official list of nominees for the Papua New Guinea election tells a far different story from last week's preliminary list.

Papua New Guinea


Pacific netball raring to go again after Covid hammer blow

Netball playing nations in the Pacific are looking forward to finally getting international Tests again after Covid forced them into a hiatus more than two years ago.

Regional


China's whirlwind Pacific tour a slight success with several bilateral agreements signed

Analysis - China has been successful in signing multiple bilateral agreements with almost a dozen Pacific Island nations during its foreign minister Wang Yi's visit to the region.

Pacific Islands


Sports news in brief

Leali'ifano top Moana player, Pacific Mini Games disappointment, and futsal team's European invitation.

Pacific Islands


Samoan opposition challenges suspension of leader in court

Samoa's opposition has filed a legal challenge in court against the indefinite suspension of their party leader Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and party secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi from Parliament.

Regional


Dozens of teenagers in Niue given expired vaccine doses

The Niue Government says 51 people received Pfizer vaccine doses which had passed their expiry date.

Niue


Australia's pledge on climate change action in the Pacific

Australia's Foreign Minister has pledged Australia's commitment to taking stronger action on climate after meeting with Samoa's Prime Minister in Apia.

Australia


Samoa celebrates 60 years of independence

Church bells and police sirens rang out across Samoa at midnight to herald the start of 12 months of nationwide celebrations for the 60th year of independence from New Zealand.

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Canberra called on to rein in mining companies eyeing Bougainville

An advocacy group says as international mining companies eye starting operations in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville, Canberra must take action.

Australia


China's success in Pacific not entirely on paper

Analysis - Despite China failing to gain endorsement from a dozen Pacific Island countries to sign up to its new regional multilateral trade and security agreement, Beijing has made its intentions known to the region: It is here to stay.

Pacific Islands


PNG minister attacked by own supporters

Police in Papua New Guinea say their investigations into last week's attack on energy minister Saki Soloma have found he was set upon by his own disgruntled supporters.

Papua New Guinea


Sio heads to Fiji as government faces pressure over China

Pacific Minister Aupito William Sio is set to travel to Fiji tomorrow, while Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta is under increased pressure over Pacific relationships.

Fiji


''Lāuga is a way of understanding the world of Fa'a Samoa' says author

Sāmoan oratory, lāuga, is performed at formal and ceremonial gatherings. It is an integral part of the Sāmoan cultural and political landscape. It is ubiquitous, found at every level of Sāmoan life from the village fono to the Parliament.

Regional


Super Rugby: Pacific flair to end the new boys’ seasons

Talk about saving the best for last: Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua both ended their seasons in fine style over the weekend - with the Drua mounting a stunning comeback to fall one point short against the Chiefs, while Moana Pasifika pulled off a huge upset over the Brumbies.

Fiji


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