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Vanuatu opposition files no-confidence motion against PM Sato Kilman

Vanuatu's opposition has filed a motion to call an extra-ordinary session of parliament Monday next week to debate a motion of no confidence against new Prime Minister Sato Kilman, who was elected for the top job.


Possible direct flight from Fiji for Pacific Islands Forum meet

Preparations to host the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting (PIFLM52) in Rarotonga and Aitutaki in November includes a special commercial flight with Fiji Airways.

‘A win for all Kanak people’ says first indigenous Harvard graduate

New Caledonian Joe Xulue has made history by becoming the first person of Kanak heritage to graduate from Harvard University in the US.

New Caledonia

Papua New Guinea Police say net is closing in on kidnappers

Papua New Guinea’s Police Commissioner says they are identifying the suspects involved in kidnapping 17 girls earlier this month.

Papua New Guinea

Some policies 'unsustainable' as Niue faces a budget hole

The Niue Government is set for a deficit of $NZ8.7 million for the 2023-24 financial year.


Guam’s post-Mawar recovery not up to speed, Dededo’s Mayor says

The mayor of Guam's second largest and most populated village says she feels the recovery has been "very slow" two weeks after Typhoon Mawar made landfall in the territory.


What happened to me must never happen again – Puna

Former Cook Islands prime minister and Manihiki MP Henry Puna has spoken out about his ‘controversial’ appointment and impending exit as the Pacific Islands Forum secretary general at a recent event in Apia, Samoa.


Fiji PM in search for former Cooks sailors

Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, who is due to visit the Cook Islands later in the year, is hoping to reunite with a group of Cook Islands sailors who were held hostage in the Indian Ocean by Tamil Tigers pirates in the late 1980s.


Pacific unity crucial in ‘crowded, complex geopolitical landscape’

Samoa’s prime minister has urged her fellow Pacific leaders to stop paying lip service to regionalism and walk the talk when making collective decisions.


New Zealand Governor General receives warm Cook Islands welcome

New Zealand Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro and her delegation were warmly welcomed to the Pa Ariki Palace with a traditional turou by Puati Mataiapo George Ngapare and Paitai Rangatira Steven Kavana.


Tonga’s Princess Siu’ilikutapu laid to rest

One of Tonga's most celebrated royals, the late Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu, has been laid to rest in Nuku'alofa.


Fiji PM admits the Budget won’t win popularity stakes

Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has alluded that the upcoming 2023-2024 National Budget will be an unpopular, needs-based one.


Sustainability of Pacific fisheries is compromised by the impacts of climate change

Forum Chair and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown says the sustainability of Pacific fisheries is compromised by the impacts of climate change, marine pollution and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Pacific Islands

Global Expedition will allow Pacific people to tell their stories

National Geographic's Pristine Seas initiative has launched The Global Expedition to support conservation efforts in the remote tropical Pacific.

Pacific Islands

Sextortion issue in the Pacific, survey reveals

Preliminary findings of a yet-to-be released Transparency International survey has found sextortion - demanding sexual favours in return for public services - is a major issue in parts of the Pacific.

Pacific Islands

New Caledonia's FLNKS wants ICJ advice on contested vote

New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement says the advice of the International Court of Justice is being sought over the contested 2021 referendum on independence from France.

New Caledonia

Cook Islands will be ready to host Forum Leaders meeting in November: PM Brown

Cook Islands Prime Minister and Pacific Forum Chair Mark Brown says preparations are well underway for the upcoming Forum Leaders meeting in November.


Pacific Summit to discuss Japan’s plan to release nuke waste water into the Pacific

Concerns raised by Pacific Leaders about Japan’s plan to discharge over a million tonnes of contaminated nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, over the next four years will feature prominently on the agenda of the inaugural Korea – Pacific Leaders’ Summit.

Pacific Islands

All eyes on Japan

There’s one thing glaringly obvious when I land in Tokyo - it’s big and it’s fast. Overwhelming at first, as the bus carrying me to my accommodation makes a two- hour journey through the massive metropolis. Al Williams was in Hiroshima, Japan to cover the G7 Summit and gives his account of a journey made possible by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand.


Post-typhoon restoration process begins in Guam

Guam is in a recovery phase after being pummelled by typhoon Mawar. In a notice yesterday morning, Guam Waterworks Authority asked customers to conserve water while its services get restored.


Iam Tongi becomes first Pacific Islander to win American Idol

Teenage sensation Iam Tongi has won American Idol.

Pacific Islands

Two-way highway: PNG-US pact signed

Papua New Guinea prime minister James Marape says the increased United States security involvement in Papua New Guinea is driven primarily by the need to build up the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and not US-China geopolitics.

Papua New Guinea

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