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Solomon Islands media boycott Chinese foreign minister’s visit to Honiara

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Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has issued a boycott notice to its members for the PRC Press event scheduled for Thursday. MASI President, Georgina...

China seeks Pacific Islands policing, security cooperation – document

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China will seek a region-wide deal with almost a dozen Pacific islands covering policing, security and data communications cooperation when Foreign Minister Wang Yi...

Solomon Islands journalists shut out of China foreign minister visit, raising secrecy concerns

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Pacific journalists have raised serious concerns about secrecy surrounding the upcoming marathon tour of the Pacific by China’s foreign minister, who will be visiting...

New Australian foreign Minister Penny Wong to visit Fiji Thursday

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Australia's new foreign minister, Penny Wong travels to Fiji Thursday  "to discuss how we can best secure our region and help build a stronger...

NZ PM Ardern cautious over China’s tour through ‘contested’ Pacific

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged China to be transparent as it sends a high-level delegation through the “contested” Pacific. Chinese Foreign Minister...
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End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his...

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Legal challenge looms after Vanuatu speaker declares most government seats vacant

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The speaker of the Vanuatu parliament has declared the seats of the Prime Minister, the Deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant. The...

Pacific’s main newsprint supplier to close

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Newspapers across the Pacific are seeking new newsprint suppliers after the 66-year-old Norske Skog paper mill in Kawerau, New Zealand unexpectedly announced it was...

Media Freedom

Solomon Islands media boycott Chinese foreign minister’s visit to Honiara

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Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has issued a boycott notice to its members for the PRC Press event scheduled for Thursday. MASI President, Georgina...

Solomon Islands journalists shut out of China foreign minister visit, raising secrecy concerns

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Pacific journalists have raised serious concerns about secrecy surrounding the upcoming marathon tour of the Pacific by China’s foreign minister, who will be visiting...

NZ government commits to Pacific broadcasting in the region

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New Zealand's Budget will commit NZ$4.4 million (US$2.8 million) for a new transmitter for RNZ Pacific ensuring the future of the service. RNZ Pacific broadcasts...

Experts of the Committee on the Rights of the Child congratulate Kiribati for raising...

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The Committee on the Rights of the Child has concluded its consideration of the combined second to fourth periodic report of Kiribati, with Committee...

Sport news

Force eye finals after Moana Pasifika win

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Western Force have kept their Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes alive after snapping their losing streak with a key 48-28 win over Moana Pasifika. Playing...

Fiji base for Drua in 2023

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Fijian Drua will be based in Fiji next season. However, where exactly is not confirmed at the moment. The Drua were based at the New South...

Force, Moana Pasifika confirm teams for mid-week fixture

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Moana Pasifika and the Western Force have confirmed their teams for Tuesday's clash at Mt Smart Stadium. The game was originally slated to be played...

Pacific Mini Games preparations ‘going down the wire’

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With exactly 23 days to go before the opening of the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022, the CNMI is rushing to complete the...

London 7s pools drawn

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The pools for the London 7s tournament has been drawn. Fiji is in Pool A with USA, Spain and Wales. Toulouse 7s silver-medalist Ireland has been...

Health

Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency

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The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk...

Voices

Mana Moana – Pacific Voices

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Created as part of the Islands Speak series of gifted Pacific poets joined by indigenous artists to create a visual, moving, digitally enhanced offering...

Traditional Samoan medicinal plant may be as good as ibuprofen for treating inflammation, study...

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A Samoan medicinal plant may be as effective as ibuprofen for treating inflammation, according to a new study that combines traditional community knowledge with...

COP26: Commit to Action, Not Words

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By Sivendra Michael As leaders prepare for the 26th Climate Change Conference in Glasgow next week, tensions mount up on the inadequate representation of Pacific...

Education

USP Council raises concerns over finance risks

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The University of the South Pacific’s Council has raised concerns about the financial and operating risks arising out of Fiji’s withheld grant, compounded by...