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Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

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

Commonwealth observers call for big changes in PNG electoral process

The Commonwealth group that has been observing the Papua New Guinea elections has called for an urgent review of the election process.

Papua New Guinea


'Deafening silence' on democratic deficit in Pacific

A Fijian political leader is calling out the Australian and New Zealand governments on their "deafening silence" on human rights issues in the region.

Fiji


New Caledonian separatists sign MoU with West Papua counterparts

New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), which wants independence from Indonesia.

New Caledonia


Large portion of subsidised bread going to dogs and pigs

The French Polynesian government says it regrets that about a fifth of the territory's subsidised bread is being fed to animals, such as pigs and dogs.

French Polynesia


'Smallest nation with biggest heart' set to keep pace with bigger nations

Affectionately dubbed the 'smallest nation with the biggest heart' Niue's 15-strong team have set off to Birmingham to face some of the mightiest nations in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Niue


Moresby governor shocked at election violence

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's National Capital District has condemned the violence in the middle of Port Moresby on Sunday afternoon.

Papua New Guinea


UN deeply concerned about 'heinous violence' during PNG election

The United Nations has "unequivocally" condemned the escalation of violence across the Highlands of Papua New Guinea which erupted during the national election.

Papua New Guinea


Samoan artist hopes her story will bring better outcomes for disabled

She's an award-winning dancer, an artist and a proud Samoan.

Regional


USP unions call on Fiji Govt to stop inquiry demands and pay debt

The two unions representing staff at the University of the South Pacific are calling on the Fiji Government to honour the decisions of their parliament and pay the outstanding subsidy due to the university.

Fiji


Ancient swan fossil discovered at New Zealand dig site

Paleontologists have discovered a fossil believed to belong to the Southern Hemisphere's oldest known swan species.

New Zealand


Debt to hamper Fiji's post-Covid-19 recovery - Neelesh Gounder

Fiji's post-Covid-19 recovery will be a "slow process" due to the debt burden faced by the country, according to University of the South Pacific academic Dr Neelesh Gounder.

Fiji


Solomon Islands name biggest-ever Commonwealth Games team

Weightlifter Jenly Tegu Wini heads the Solomon Islands' 19-strong team for the Commonwealth Games team in Birmingham.

Regional


Niue and New Zealand renew partnership

Niue Premier Dalton Tagelagi has met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington.

Niue


Wild weather: Travel disruption set to continue after storm

The wild weather that battered parts of the country yesterday, cancelling flights and ferry services and closing roads, is still causing disruption for thousands of people.

New Zealand


'Catastrophic' effect on human rights from pandemic says Samoan report

Samoa's Ombudsman Luamanuvao Katalaina Sapolu says the human rights effects from the covid-19 pandemic have been catastrophic. She has just submitted Samoa's eighth State of Human Rights Report to Parliament.

Regional


Pearls strike gold in opening Oceania World Cup qualifying game

Fiji began its Oceania Netball World Cup Qualifier campaign with a 74-32 victory win over Papua New Guinea at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. The Fiji Pearls were fired up from the first quarter with former basketball player Vilisi Tavui accurate in front of goal.

Pacific Islands


Niue aims to punch above its weight at Commonwealth Games

Niue's sports officials believe the nation can shake off its miniscule size and compete against the big nations for medals at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Niue


Family under house arrest for nearly a year over vaccine defiance

A family has been under house arrest in Tokelau for almost a year after they refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Regional


An expanded, empowered Pacific Islands Forum could lock in Pacific security

Opinion - Amid global political turbulence, the Pacific is a region whose influence is sought by the world's powers. Regional coordination is as important as ever.

Pacific Islands


French territories part of cooperative Pacific region - ambassador

France's ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu says his country shares the Pacific's ambition for regional integration.

French Polynesia


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