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Papua New Guinea

Dame Meg Taylor: Pacific needs to sit up and pay close attention to AUKUS

A Pacific elder and former secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum says Pacific leaders need to sit up and pay closer attention to AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific Strategy and China’s response to them. Speaking from Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Dame Meg Taylor said Pacific leaders were being sidelined in major geopolitical decisions […]


International help needed for Kiribati water crisis

On World Water Day, March 22, David Kakiakia explained his hope for Kiribati, which is suffering from severe drought. Kiribati has the highest infant mortality rates in the Pacific linked directly to unsafe drinking water, according to Childfund. The country has very low ground water which is contaminated by salt and rubbish. Climate change is making […]

Pacific news in brief

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

Pacific Islands

Marianas gets funding to keep snakes out of planes

The Northern Marianas government has been awarded $US450,000 to keep the invasive brown tree snake from its shores.

Pacific Islands

Cook Islands tourist operators plead for more direct flights

The Cook Islands tourism sector is calling for direct flights to Rarotonga from Sydney and Los Angeles.

Pacific Islands

Pacific news and sport in brief

Drought hits Tuvalu; thousands of RAT kits going to Tonga; and PNG football team set for Singapore challenge

Pacific Islands

West Papua city hit by intense flooding

Floods struck Sorong City, West Papua following heavy rains early this week.


Chief justice orders amendment of constitutional application against dissolution of parliament

The chief justice of Vanuatu has ordered the amendment of a constitutional application against the dissolution of Vanuatu's parliament to exclude the president of the republic from the case.


NZ regional airline releases 'all-you-can-fly' tickets

A New Zealand airline is releasing $799 all-you-can-fly tickets, giving purchasers three months to travel as often as they like with the airline.

New Zealand

'Taste of Samoa' beer will now stay in Samoa

Alcoholic beverage company, Paradise Beverages Ltd, has performed a U-turn on relocating the production of its Samoan brand Vailima Beer from Samoa to Fiji.


PNG leader creates Minister for Coffee role

The new Papua New Guinea Cabinet will include a Minister for Coffee.

Papua New Guinea

Residents torch own homes rather than let police destroy them

Scores of homes near the Vanuatu capital which were deemed illegal dwellings were destroyed on Tuesday following a court-ordered eviction.


Sports news for July 22

Several changes to Fiji sevens team; PNG Hunters to play at home; and Cricket deal with for PNG and Vanuatu

Pacific Islands

Electoral petitions lodged in Cook Islands

Five electoral petitions and one application for a recount have been filed at the High Court in the Cook Islands.

Pacific Islands

Young Tahitian beats surf great Kelly Slater to make pro final

Brazilian Miguel Pupo has beaten Tahiti's Kauli Vaast to win the Outerknown Tahiti Pro in epic surf at Teahupo'o.


Cruise ships to return to New Caledonia after long absence

Cruise ship tourism in New Caledonia will resume in the autumn after a two-and-a-half year disruption due to covid-19.

New Caledonia

Volcano in American Samoa under less pressure than Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai - expert

The Ta'u Island underwater volcano causing earthquakes in American Samoa's Manu'a island group will not produce an eruption like that seen at Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai in January, says a volcanologist.


Nanaia Mahuta to launch new NZ climate finance strategy in Tonga

New Zealand's foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta is launching a new strategy during her visit to Tonga, which outlines how decisions will be made to spend the $1.3 billion New Zealand pledged for climate finance ahead of last year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

New Zealand

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.


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.


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.


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