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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

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

Covid-free Pacific islands look to rejoin the world

The Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), neither of which have had Covid community cases, are preparing to re-open their borders.

Pacific Islands


Commemoration held in Tahiti for politicians on a flight that vanished

A commemoration has been held in French Polynesia to mark the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of a leading opposition politician in the Tuamotus.

Regional


Equity for women and children driving PNG's Somare-Brash

A female candidate in the Papua New Guinea elections believes it is more important than ever that PNG has women MPs in Parliament.

Papua New Guinea


Deadly Tongan volcano unlikely to erupt in near future - Niwa scientists

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano that devastated Tonga after a massive eruption on 15 January is unlikely to erupt again, say scientists from New Zealand's National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).

Regional


WHO's warning of covid surge during PNG election

A health expert is warning of a surge in Covid-19 cases if people do not adhere to control measures during the election this July in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea


Community group slams Fiji minister as out of touch over food costs

The head of a community development organisation in Fiji has criticised a government minister for telling people to "learn to make adjustments" to avoid feeling the impacts of rising food prices in the country.

Fiji


Judge dismisses attempt to stop seven new electorates being added

A judge in Papua New Guinea says a one-man Supreme Court bench does not have the power to stop an Act of Parliament that has already been enforced.

Papua New Guinea


AFP calls Solomons' opposition claims 'categorically false'

Solomon Islands opposition leader Matthew Wale is urging the Australian government to investigate a rental deal involving the Australian Federal Police and a government politician in Honiara.

Regional


Surgery puts Fijian Drua captain out of match against Crusaders

Captain Meli Derenalagi will miss the Fijian Drua's clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.

Fiji


Cook Islands deputy PM reinstated

The seven-month suspension of Cook Islands Deputy Prime Minister Robert Tapaitau has been lifted ahead of the general election later in the year.

Pacific Islands


Cyclone Gina close to Vanuatu

Early on Friday morning Tropical Cyclone Gina was 15km north-east of Vanuatu's Efate Island and 40km south of the Shepherd Islands.

Regional


Pacific health services receive $76m boost

Pacific health services in New Zealand have received a $76 million boost in this year's Budget.

Pacific Islands


Former PM speaks out about PNG election delays

A former Papua New Guinea prime minister says the national elections must never again be deferred.

Papua New Guinea


'You can't budget your way out of poverty' - Call for no more 'token gestures'

The New Zealand government is being urged to implement long-term solutions to tackle poverty in Pacific communities.

New Zealand


CNMI governor acquitted by Senate

The CNMI Senate has acquitted Gov. Ralph Torres of all six articles of impeachment against him, with all seven remaining senators voting strictly along party lines.

Pacific Islands


'Everything came together' as Hokule'a completes journey to Tahiti

Hawaii's famous Hokule'a traditional double hull canoe has completed the first leg of the "Kealaikahiki Voyage" from Hawaii to Tahiti.

Regional


Tahiti's Air Moana on track for September launch

French Polynesia's newest domestic airline Air Moana hopes to launch its first flights in September.

Regional


NZ's fast-track residency plans overlook Pacific people: Greens

New Zealand's plans to fast-track residency for migrants is being criticised for leaving out lower paid migrants, many of whom are Pacific Islanders.

New Zealand


Charges coming over Sam Basil car crash - Police Commissioner

The man driving the car which collided with the vehicle carrying the late Papua New Guinea depuy prime minister, Sam Basil, is likely to face charges of dangerous driving.

Papua New Guinea


France warned against 'recolonising' New Caledonia

The Kanak people won't accept France's attempt to recolonise New Caledonia.

New Caledonia


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