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China-Solomons security deal keeps U.S and Pacific neighbours on deck

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Solomon Islands has appealed to its neighbours to give it a break, repeatedly giving reassurance that its security agreement with China was a harmless...

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China-Solomons security deal keeps U.S and Pacific neighbours on deck

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Solomon Islands has appealed to its neighbours to give it a break, repeatedly giving reassurance that its security agreement with China was a harmless...

PNG Government’s position on Bouganville

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Bougainville’s push for independence has hit a constitutional snag with top legal advisors telling the National Government that nothing can usurp the power and...

FBI sent to the Pacific as U.S, Australia and Japan stand up to China’s...

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Defence ministers of the United States, Australia and Japan have agreed to boost military cooperation to counter Chinese influence across the Asia-Pacific. As he welcomed...

Gap to 1.5C yawns, as most governments miss UN deadline to improve climate plans

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Almost all the world’s governments have failed to improve their climate plans this year, breaking a promise made at last year’s climate summit in...

‘We have let this drift’: U.S says further work to do after signing Pacific...

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The United States has conceded it let its relationship with Pacific Island nations “drift” before reaching an historic new partnership agreement with the region. U.S...
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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

PINA board elected

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Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) president and CEO of Papua New Guinea's national broadcaster NBC Kora Nou, is in for his second term as...

Niue to host next PINA summit

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Niue has secured the hosting rights for the Pacific Islands News Association's (PINA) 2024 media summit. The association's president announced his board's decision on Thursday...

Forum SG Henry Puna Virtual Keynote address to Pacific Media Summit 2022

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High Level Panel “The Media and Political Leadership in a Digital Age” To the PINA President Kora Nou of Papua New Guinea and your Secretariat,...

At UN, Micronesia denounces Japan plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific

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The president of the Pacific island state of Micronesia denounced at the United Nations last Thursday Japan's decision to discharge what he called nuclear-contaminated...

Sport news

Captains ready for record-breaking Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

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Captains of all 12 nations competing at Rugby World Cup 2021 gathered at the world-famous Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday as anticipation reaches...

RFL’s Ralph Rimmer in grovelling apology over footage of him mocking Fiji squad

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Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer has been forced to make a grovelling apology to the Fijian squad after video footage emerged of...

Panthers masterclass delivers back-to-back premierships

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The Penrith Panthers have converted three years of dominance into back-to-back premierships with a clinical 28-12 dismantling of Parramatta in Sunday night's NRL Grand...

30,000+ record crowd on track for Rugby World Cup 2021 opening match day

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Rugby World Cup 2021 fever is sweeping New Zealand with over 30,000 tickets already snapped up for the opening day at Eden Park on...

‘Not about the money’: Panthers, Samoa star slams ‘crazy’ Suaalii criticism over Kangaroos snub

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Panthers star Jarome Luai says criticism towards Joseph Suaalii has been “disrespectful” after the teen sensation’s motives were questioned for choosing Samoa over Australia...

Health

Tonga lifts health restrictions, ends two States of Emergency

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After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from...

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

Fiji committed to transforming education system to benefit all Fijian children

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Fiji is committed to transforming its education system and revolutionise learning for the benefit of all Fijian children. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama at the three-day...