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Wednesday, 04/26/17


A new Pacific trade deal could prove divisive in the region, according to NZ Green Party MP Barry Coates. PACER Plus is designed to enhance the economic development of Pacific island countries through greater regional trade and economic integration with Australia and New Zealand. The agreement covers 12 island countries, but missing from it are the two biggest... + continue reading

Thursday, 04/27/17


The Afghan refugee who brought a small boy into the Manus Island detention centre a few weeks ago has said he and friends only gave the child some food. The man said he was confused and upset by allegations from Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that local people suspected him of sexual assault. "I grew up in a country that was war and bombs and fighting... + continue reading

Tuesday, 04/25/17


A youth is dead and six others seriously injured in the first reported election-related fatality in Chimbu Province yesterday. Trouble started in the afternoon as sitting Member of Parliament Carmilus Dengama was heading to Kerowagi station to nominate. According to police reports, the MP was confronted by a group who had not been allegedly paid for roadworks at... + continue reading

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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


Monday, 04/17/17 - 0 comment(s)


Niue's 5th Arts and Cultural Festival is now underway with hundreds of participants and visitors taking part in the week-long event. The festival, which takes place every two...

News Releases

Thursday, 03/30/17 - 0 comment(s)


The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, H.E. Dr. Hilda C. Heine, issued the below statement today following recent developments in the United States. “A... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 04/17/17 - 0 comment(s)


The free association arrangement between New Zealand and the Cook Islands is a pivotal force behind the movement of Cook Islanders between the two countries, and part of the Cook... + continue reading


Thursday, 04/20/17 - 0 comment(s)


Dr. Transform Aqorau, former CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office in Majuro, Marshall Islands, provides some observations about the preparations for the UN Oceans... + continue reading