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Wednesday, 03/22/17


A total of 2821 candidates have signed the official form to contest the 111 seats in the 2017 national election – including 13 vying for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s Ialibu-Pangia seat. PNG Electoral Commission media officer Alphones Muapi said the 2821 had filled and signed Form 29 which had all their personal details. But he said the exact number of... + continue reading

Thursday, 03/23/17


Auckland's Pasifika festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend with special programming to mark the significant milestone. The Pasifika festival is the largest Pacific Island cultural festival in the world and will run for two days at Western Springs Park this week.

The Pasifika Festival began as a joint Auckland City Council and community initiative... + continue reading

Wednesday, 03/29/17


The World Wildlife Fund Pacific is working in partnership with Fiji Sugar Corporation and canefarmers' associations to improve on farming practices. This was revealed by WWF Pacific Great Sea Reef Program policy officer Alfred Ralifo during the environmental non-government roundtable meeting held at Novotel Suva/Lami Bay Hotel on Tuesday. Mr Ralifo said they... + continue reading

Top Stories

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The President of Bougainville, John Momis, says his government is going ahead with legal action against mining giant Rio Tinto over the destruction caused by the Panguna mine.... + continue reading


Sunday, 03/26/17 - 0 comment(s)


Renowned Samoan novelist, playright, and painter Sia Figiel composed the following tribute to the late Dr. Teresia Teaiwa, which was read by Dr. Teaiwa's eldest son,...

News Releases

Wednesday, 03/22/17 - 0 comment(s)


The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon Snyder Rini has lashed out at the statement by Hon Rick Hou in the Solomon Star on 22 March 2017 as misleading and inappropriate. ... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 03/13/17 - 1 comment(s)


Ahead of the launch of her debut novel The Earth Cries Out, author Bonnie Etherington talks with Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Kendall Hutt... + continue reading


Wednesday, 03/29/17 - 0 comment(s)


Feared extinct, a seemingly thriving population of the New Guinea highland wild dog has been confirmed living in a remote part of the Indonesian half of the island of New... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Tuesday, 03/14/17 - 1 comment(s)


Under Operation Grapple, the United Kingdom conducted nine atmospheric nuclear tests in 1957-8 in the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony - today, the Republic of Kiribati.... + continue reading