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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.

Hamilton back on World 7s series calendar

The World Sevens series will return to Hamilton next January with the Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens set to defend their respective titles.

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Marcon writes to New Caledonia's president according to local media

Top-level contact is reported to have resumed between the New Caledonian president Louis Mapou and the re-elected French president Emmanuel Macron.

New Caledonia


Kiribati signs multiple deals to work more closely with China, govt says

Kiribati formalised up to 10 agreements with China "to further elevate cooperation" between the two countries following Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to the island last Friday.

Kiribati


Third member of Ardern's US delegation tests positive for Covid-19

A third member of the Prime Minister's delegation has tested positive for Covid-19, and is now isolating in Washington DC.

New Zealand


PNG election candidates drop by 1,000

Fewer candidates are lining up to contest the Papua New Guinea elections than in past polls.

Papua New Guinea


Stars lining up to play for Ikale Tahi

Stars are lining up to play for Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi.

Pacific Islands


China's Wang Yi arrives in Kiribati for brief visit

China's foreign minister Wang Yi is in Kiribati and will be meeting with the country's President Taneti Maamau to discuss bilateral relations.

Kiribati


Vanuatu declares a climate emergency

Vanuatu has become the first Pacific Small Island Developing State to declare it is facing a climate emergency.

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Pacific News In Brief

Massive payout for pearl farmers, New Caledonian drug arrest, and new coach for Tonga.

Pacific Islands


Kiribati 'forced' to allow China visit says journalist

A Pacific journalist believes the Kiribati government has been coerced by Beijing to accommodate China's foreign minister's visit on Friday.

Kiribati


Convicted Tongan MPs win stays ahead of appeals

All four Tongan MPs whose seats in parliament were voided after election petitions, have won stays pending appeals.

Regional


Government accused of neglecting Pacific partnerships as China's influence grows

The government is being criticised for letting its relationships with Pacific islands drift, as China tries to boost its influence in the region.

New Zealand


PNG elections: Peoples' National Congress party endorses over 90 candidates

Papua New Guinea's Peoples' National Congress is shaping up as the party to watch as the country's general election approaches.

Papua New Guinea


Fiji acts to protect against potential outbreak of monkeypox

Fiji's Ministry of Health is putting in place strategies to protect Fiji from Monkeypox.

Fiji


Failed Tahitian Village project set to be revived

The French Polynesian government plans to relaunch the Tahitian Village project later this month after years of setbacks and downgrades.

Regional


Samoa's opposition left leadership following ban on Tuilaepa

Samoa's opposition Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) is without a leader in Parliament following the suspension of former Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Regional


More details on China’s high-level delegation visit to the Pacific

The Solomon Islands government has confirmed the much anticipated high-level visit by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to the country is ahead of schedule this week.

Regional


Cook Islands 2022 Budget focuses on health, minimum wage, and the pension

The Cook Islands 2022 Budget, called 'Keeping the Faith', includes a boost to the pension and minimum wage.

Pacific Islands


Australia promises the Pacific a new look

Australia's newly sworn-in foreign minister, Penny Wong, says the new Labor Government 'will be a generous, respectful and reliable member of the Pacific family.'

Australia


Samoa's HRPP leader suspended indefinitely from Parliament

The leader of Samoa's Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, and the party's secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi have been suspended indefinitely without pay from Parliament.

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