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Super Rugby Pacific: Brumbies roll to 42-3 Fijian Drua thrashing

The Brumbies have turned on a ruthless display to crush newcomers Fijian Drua 42-3 in a Super Rugby Pacific blowout at Canberra Stadium. The Brumbies were 20-0 ahead inside 25 minutes on Saturday afternoon and went on with the job, scoring seven tries in total while conceding none. Fresh from his last-minute, match-winning try against Western Force last round, Lachie Lonergan...

EU seeks Fiji’s support in condemning Russia

The European Union Ambassador to Fiji is hoping that the Fijian government will support their position and condemn the actions of Russia against Ukraine. Speaking to FBC News, Ambassador Sujiro Seam has echoed the sentiments of world leaders and condemned the unprovoked and unjustified military actions adding that Russia is grossly violating international law. He said it is a sad moment...

UNDP mobilises US$500,000 recovery efforts for Tonga

The UN Development Programme has committed US$500,000 to support recovery efforts for the Kingdom of Tonga following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano a month ago. The eruption that happened on the afternoon of 15 January 2022 echoed sonic blasts across the Pacific region and sent volcanic ash cloud and tsunamic waves across neighboring countries. The event...

Uncertain future for islanders who survived Tongan eruption

The first two booms from the volcano were scary enough, but the third explosion was immense, sending everyone from the village running from their homes in a reaction that would save all but one of their lives. Even now, more than five weeks later, the children from Mango Island still often run or cower when they hear a thunderclap or...

Moana Minerals Limited announces award of an exploration licence by the Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority

Moana Minerals Limited, a Cook Islands registered company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of parent company Ocean Minerals LLC ("OML"), has announced the award of an Exploration licence by the Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority. Moana Minerals Ltd is one of the first companies to hold an Exploration License in the Cook Islands. “The growing demand for ethically sourced cobalt, nickel, and...

The big picture for our big Ocean states in 2022- thoughts from the Blue Pacific

The commentary below takes its cue from remarks led by Forum Secretary General Henry Puna, at the Ministerial Forum for Cooperation in the Indo Pacific in Paris, France, on 22 February, 2022. SG Puna spoke to a ministerial roundtable on Health, Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans Taking our Pacific challenges- and solutions to the world has always required coherent, clear messaging...

UK continues support for Pacific islands on journey to COP27

Three months since the Glasgow Climate Pact came into being at COP26 in Glasgow last year, the Pacific have outlined how the UK COP26 Presidency can support our island region on their journey towards COP27. The Twenty-Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP26) was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 01 – 13 November...

Fijian Drua hope to so show swift improvement in Super Rugby

After having their first taste of Super Rugby last weekend, the Fijian Drua are aiming to show they’re quick learners when they meet the formidable ACT Brumbies on Saturday in the second round of Super Rugby Pacific. The Drua lost 40-10 to the New South Wales Waratahs in their debut match, handing the Waratahs their first win in Super Rugby...

‘I’ve had a long journey’: Feauai-Sautia excited by Super Rugby return after ‘rebuild’

Brumbies centre Chris Feauai-Sautia is overjoyed at the prospect of returning to Super Rugby Pacific. Feauai-Sautia makes his return from the bench as the Brumbies prepare to take on Fijian Drua at GIO Stadium on Saturday. The 28-year-old last featured on home soil in September 2020, ironically missing the AU final against the Brumbies due to a groin injury. A stint with...

Palau Climate Champion calls for resource, capacity support for SIDS on Article 6

The high level political champion flying the flag for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and its outcomes from COP26 says there is still a long way to go for information, capacity and resourcing for work in this area. Palau’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, Steven Victor was an active part of the Pacific high level champions to the...

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