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The tuna industry’s major players are calling for a more science-based approach to improve decision-making on management and conservation for skipjack tuna fisheries.

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Cook Islands supports bid for tighter restrictions on sharks

Cook Islands supports the United States of America and Canada’s proposal to ban longliners using shark lines and wire leaders in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean in a bid to save critically endangered shark species.

Commonwealth Games 2022 begins: Follow live updates

Five years of build-up are set to become a reality as the 22nd Commonwealth Games begin in the English city of Birmingham.

Pacific Islands

Tokelau itching to get its people home again

Plans are underway to help Tokelauans stuck abroad, mostly in New Zealand and Samoa, to return home.


PNG's Governor-General to delay return of election writs

The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea Sir Bob Dadae has accepted a recommendation from the Electoral Commission to delay the return of writs in the country's general election.

Papua New Guinea

Pacific news and sport in brief

PNG monkeypox warning, Tokelau leaders meet again, and honour for Tahiti MP.

French Polynesia

Vanuatu athletes' battles just to get to Friendly Games

Vanuatu's 17-strong team for the Commonwealth Games has jumped through hoops to get to England.


Wallis experiencing Covid surge

More people are succumbing to Covid-19 on the French territory of Wallis due to the refusal to vaccinate and test.

Pacific Islands

Pacific News in Brief

America is sending high ranked diplomats to Solomon Islands.

Pacific Islands

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Niue and New Zealand renew partnership

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


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