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Sunday, 08/06/17


The office of the Prime Minister says a marine scientific research exhibition is currently being undertaken in Vanuatu waters without prior consent of the Vanuatu Government. The government says the marine scientific team is led by the Auckland Museum and comprises various scientists from New Zealand and Australia.

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Tuesday, 08/08/17


Fiji's opposition says the government should disclose the full facts surrounding a mass deportation of suspected scammers from Fiji to China. China published pictures at the weekend of 77 people wearing hoods being herded off a chartered flight by Chinese police last week.  

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Monday, 08/14/17


The Australian and Solomon Islands governments have signed a security treaty that paves the way for rapid Australian assistance in the event of future natural disasters or outbreaks of civil unrest. Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare signed the security treaty with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during an official visit to Canberra.

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Tuesday, 08/15/17 - 10 comment(s)


Due to staffing changes and ongoing budgetary challenges at the East-West Center, starting this week PIR will be updated only three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday... + continue reading


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Just a week and a half after the French Polynesian marae, Taputapuatea on the island of Raiatea, has been ...

News Releases

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Interior acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula made available two technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop... + continue reading

In Depth

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Feelings of “anticipation, excitement” first gripped Papua New Guinea as polling opened last month. Auckland University of Technology doctoral candidate Stephanie Tapungu and her husband... + continue reading


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The release of transcripts from U.S. President Trump's telephone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull show, according to NYT Columnist Roger Cohen, "how... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 0 comment(s)


To celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps in Samoa, the programme developed a series of legacy videos to share the stories of the impact left behind by volunteers. The first video... + continue reading