Regional

Family lives off biscuits as Fiji pandemic bites

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Vulnerable families in Fiji are living on a tin of fish or a packet of biscuits a day as the pandemic continues to bite.

Fiji


Fiji Covid-19: 94 cases, government unable to accommodate

Tuesday 8 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A new daily record of Covid-19 cases has been announced in Fiji as 94 new cases in 24 hours have been confirmed.

Fiji


Tongan cabinet minister convicted of major fraud

Friday 4 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tongan Cabinet Minister 'Akosita Lavulavu and her husband 'Etuate have been found guilty of fraud.

Regional


Palau records first Covid-19 case

Monday 31 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Palau, Regional

Palau has recorded its first case of Covid-19 - a vaccinated person who had arrived from Guam and had tested negative for the virus.

Palau


Puna aims to keep Pacific Forum together

Thursday 27 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Former Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna has started his new role as the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum with focus on the Forum family.

Pacific Islands


Samoa: Fiame calls for Tuilaepa to end 'enormous assault'

Wednesday 26 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's incoming prime minister has called for the caretaker HRPP government to relinquish power so the country can rebuild.

Regional


New Zealanders Are Flooding Home. Will the Old Problems Push Them Back Out?

Monday 24 May 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in New Zealand, Regional

More than 50,000 have escaped the pandemic by moving back, offering the country a rare chance to regain talented citizens. But they are confronting entrenched housing and employment challenges.

New Zealand


Samoa to shelve China-backed port project under new leader

Thursday 20 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's expected new prime minister has pledged to shelve a $US100 million ($NZ139m) Beijing-backed port development, calling the project excessive for the small Pacific island that is already heavily indebted to China.

Regional


After 3,000 Covid-19 tests, 11 more cases discovered

Wednesday 19 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Eleven more Fijians tested positive for Covid-19 today after Fijian health authorities processed another 2974 tests.

Fiji


Second victim of WW2 shell explosion dies in Solomon Islands

Monday 17 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Solomon Islands

Another person who was injured in an explosion of a World War II shell in Solomon Islands last week has died.

Regional


Division over NZ's RSE worker boost, Pacific reacts

Saturday 15 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Unions and economists are joining in a call to overhaul the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.

New Zealand


Fourth Covid-19 death in Fiji

Thursday 13 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A woman has died of Covid-19 and three staff from Fiji's Centre for Disease Control have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Fiji


PNG and Bougainville agree on new terms for power transfer

Thursday 13 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The governments of Papua New Guinea and Bougainville have agreed on new terms for the transfer of powers.

Papua New Guinea


Twelve new cases in Fiji, but no lockdown

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's government is still opting not to go to a full lockdown, as it recorded 12 new community cases of Covid-19, all in Suva.

Fiji


Four more Covid-19 cases in Fiji

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's permanent secretary of health James Fong says another four Covid-19 infections were found on Thursday - three in the community.

Fiji


Australia Tells Its Citizens in India Amid COVID Crisis: Don’t Come Home

Monday 3 May 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Australia, Regional

Critics condemned the move to temporarily bar Australians, including children, as unnecessarily harsh, a violation of citizenship principles and a cultural double standard. Officials say the policy is necessary. Via The New York Times.

Australia


ADB tips Pacific return to growth in 2021

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The Pacific's largest development bank claims the region is set to return to growth this year.

Pacific Islands


Fiji tightens lockdown as Covid cases rise

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's government has taken the most drastic measures since Covid-19 hit the country in March last year.

Fiji


PIF's Dame Meg disappointed at lack of action by major emitters

Monday 26 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General has welcomed the new climate targets announced by some countries at US President Joe Biden's virtual summit.

Pacific Islands


Restrictions on movement in Fiji due to Covid-19 threat

Friday 23 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's main island of Viti Levu has been issued with a restricted movement order amid the threat of more Covid-19 cases in the community.

Fiji


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