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9:27 pm GMT+12, 21/01/2020
 
The New Zealand Government remains focused on mitigating climate change impacts rather than preparing for climate refugees, despite a recent United Nations ruling. In a landmark ruling, the UN has said that people fleeing immediate danger because of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home. The judgement centres on Kiribati man Ioane Teitiota, who was denied asylum as a "climate refugee" in New Zealand and was » read more
 
New China Virus: Samoa urged to take early precautions New Caledonia screens China travellers for new virus
Tokelau prepares to head to the polls MOFA official meets with Marshall Islands president
 
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At the UN, paying dues and having a say
9:15 pm GMT+12, 21/01/2020, United States
By Carlisle Richardson, the Interpreter The recent news that Tonga was among seven countries that had lost their right to vote in the United Nations General Assembly over unpaid dues has brought an additional element to an already complex issue over the financing of the United Read more

Ancient Lapita people lived on a diet of palm trees and imported wild bananas
By Denis Bedoya, Infosurhoy Evidence of banana seeds, leaves and ste
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Climate refugees cannot be forced back home
By Jane McAdam In a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Committee has f
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Fiji keen to work with UAE to create global model of relocating climate-vulnerable communities: PM
As Fiji faces bad impacts of climate change in the form of natural calamities and lands being
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Archives Australia suppresses documents detailing Papua New Guinea intervention

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Business News
Deactivation of mobile phones in Papua New Guinea imminent
9:17 pm GMT+12, 21/01/2020, Papua New Guinea
By Amanda Watson No phone calls and no text messages could be the future for Papua New Guineans who haven’t registered their SIM cards, while telcos could receive fines. Will they get a second chance? Amanda Watson explores. Last month, the Supreme Court of PNG declined to Read more

For Tonga, Australian labour mobility more important than aid and trade combined
By Stephen Howes and Beth Orton Last year, 3,737 Tongans came to Aus
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VNPF buys property in New Caledonia

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Internal Affairs probes second Auckland church over cryptocurrency links
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) in New Zealand is investigating an Auckland church wi
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Comparing China’s and Taiwan’s aid to the Pacific
By Denghua Zhang In September 2019, after 36 years, Solomon Islands severe
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Sports News
Solomon Islands international midfielder in Malta for European football trials
9:02 pm GMT+12, 21/01/2020, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands international midfielder Atkin Kaua hopes to get a place in Malta’s top football club, despite the change in weather. Kaua, who in Malta for this trials told Star Sports it’s quite cold in the Mediterranean island and the weather is having an impact on his Read more

PNGFA queries status of foreign players from Ecuadoria
The status of the two Ecuadorian players contracted to play for Kumul Petroleum National Socce
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Vanuatu Volleyball targets final Olympic push
Vanuatu hopes it's a case of third time lucky as it looks to seal qualification for this y
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PNG to play Tonga, Wales, Cook Islands at World Cup
Papua New Guinea have been drawn in Group D for next year’s rugby league World Cup in En
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Billy Vunipola has 'broken forearm' and unlikely to play part in Six Nations
Billy Vunipola’s Six Nations looks to be over before it started after Saracens coach Ale
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