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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.

Tahiti are the official hosts for the Paris 2024 surfing competition

It's official! Tahiti will host all surfing events for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Regional


Ex-Kiribati president warns judicial crisis could undermine democracy

A former leader of Kiribati warns the crisis involving the country's government and the courts has left the island nation with a "dysfunctional judiciary" and put a question mark over its democratic system.

Kiribati


Nuclear expert honoured in French Polynesia

The office of the French Polynesian president says it wants to honour the memory of Bruno Barrillot who was the head of French Polynesia's body looking at the aftermath of France's nuclear weapons tests.

French Polynesia


Tonga to tackle water issues exacerbated by disasters and pandemic

A coordinated effort is underway in Tonga to resolve the Kingdom's lack of access to clean water supplies in the aftermath of natural disasters and covid-19.

Regional


Vanuatu president dissolves parliament

The president of Vanuatu has dissolved the country's parliament just over halfway through the current four-year-term.

Regional


Opposition party vows to challenge two election results

An opposition party in the Cook Islands has announced it will file petitions challenging two results in the recent election.

Pacific Islands


Samoan govt hopes to have national carrier fully operational again

The Samoan government is looking at having the national carrier operating internationally again within two to three years.

Regional


Ongoing union strikes disrupt more domestic flights in New Caledonia

Domestic flights have been cancelled again in New Caledonia as a conflict between Air Caledonie and the workers' union continues.

New Caledonia


"We will be there" Loughman to face no confidence vote on Friday

The Vanuatu prime minister Bob Loughman has confirmed he will attend the next sitting of an extra-ordinary parliament session on Friday to face a motion of no-confidence in his leadership.

Regional


Tonga: By-election set for November to replace unseated MPs

Tongan Prime Minister Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni says it has been tough to lose three cabinet ministers at the same time, but his government respects the judgements of the Court of Appeal.

Regional


Vanuatu prime minister calls for dissolution of parliament

The prime minister of Vanuatu has called for a dissolution of parliament with over a-year-and-four-months still remaining in his four-year-tenure.

Regional


New home for The Fono New Zealand: "a significant milestone"

New Zealand-based Pasifika health service, the Fono, has finally found a home for its Faleoko, food hub distribution centre.

New Zealand


French Polynesian firefighters en route to La Gironde

A team of French Polynesian fire-fighters have volunteered and are en route to help with bush fires in France.

French Polynesia


Rugby World Cup trophy arrives in Raro

The Women’s – Rugby World Cup trophy has arrived in Rarotonga on the Air New Zealand flight yesterday afternoon.

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Pacific news in brief

American Samoa still feeling tremors, drop in crime in Tonga, and independence leader says Tahitians not beggars

Pacific Islands


Pasifika women helping drive gender, cultural diversity on boards honoured

Pasifika women in leadership across New Zealand were recognised at the recently held Women in Governance awards at Parliament.

Pacific Islands


Vanuatu launches revised action plan on climate change

Vanuatu has launched its revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) at the Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting in Port Vila, where inadequate and inaccessible climate finances dominated discussions.

Regional


Ruling party in Cook Islands closer to power after gaining seats

The Cook Islands Party has gained two more seats following the final count of the general election, edging it closer to power.

Pacific Islands


Cook Islanders urged to conserve water as drought kicks in

The Cook Islands meteorological authorities are pleading for community cooperation as the main island Rarotonga experiences a drought that's expected to last for about two months.

Pacific Islands


New Caledonia province begins monkeypox vaccination campaign

New Caledonia's southern region has started a vaccination campaign against monkeypox.

New Caledonia


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