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Tuesday, 08/23/16


Oxfam New Zealand is supporting the call for no decision to be made on the Pacific's proposed trade deal PACER-Plus. The region's trade ministers are preparing to meet in Christchurch this Friday to further discuss the agreement. Negotiations started in 2009 and are on track to wrap up later this year.

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Thursday, 08/25/16


Tonga has ratified the Paris Agreement, the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, told the Tongan parliament on Monday, 22 August. Hon. Sovaleni said that government would deposit Tonga’s instrument of ratification of the agreement on 21 September. Tonga was among 12 Pacific Islands Forum countries that signed the Paris Agreement in New York on 22... + continue reading

Wednesday, 08/10/16


The State of the Climate 2015 report reaffirmed that efforts by Pacific Island countries need to be accelerated to keep the lead and momentum of the Suva Declaration initiated by the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). In a statement, PIDF Secretary-General Francois Martel said he was extremely concerned at the low level of ratification of... + continue reading

Top Stories

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Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc has been given five days by a three-man Supreme Court bench to recall Parliament and deal with the existing notice of a motion of no-confidence in... + continue reading


Wednesday, 07/06/16 - 1 comment(s)


On the 2 July 1998, the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised on top of a water tower near the harbour in Biak. Up to 75 people gathered beneath it singing songs and...

News Releases

Monday, 08/15/16 - 0 comment(s)


The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is taking a bold step towards designing a policy framework that will see traditional governance an integral part of the... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 06/21/16 - 1 comment(s)


Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama used what would normally have been a bland official speech in Suva earlier this month to bluntly air continuing grievances over the... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Monday, 07/18/16 - 0 comment(s)


60 Minutes Australia: If you're thinking of holidaying in Samoa, you'd be wise to think again. The brochures show an idyllic South Pacific paradise and... + continue reading