Pacific

This category covers news and events related to New Zealand’s interactions and collaborations with other Pacific nations, regional initiatives, environmental issues, and developments in Oceania and the Pacific Islands.

Moderate growth expected in the Pacific region in 2024 – ADB

Moderate growth expected in the Pacific region in 2024 – ADB

According to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) April 2024, ADB’s flagship economic publication, released on Thursday, Pacific economies expanded by…
Culture v corruption: Challenge for Tonga’s anti-corruption commissioner

Culture v corruption: Challenge for Tonga’s anti-corruption commissioner

Understanding where culture and corruption needs to be separated will be the biggest challenge for Tonga’s first anti-corruption commissioner. James…
France security forces in Nouméa ahead of two opposing marches

France security forces in Nouméa ahead of two opposing marches

Security forces reinforcements have been sent from France ahead of two antagonist marches scheduled to take place this Saturday in…
Planned PNG gold refinery and mine not appealing to some

Planned PNG gold refinery and mine not appealing to some

The Papua New Guinea government’s plans to establish a gold refinery have drawn withdrawn widespread criticism. Finance Minister Rainbo Paita…
Nauru AFL hopes for a grass field

Nauru AFL hopes for a grass field

Wylie Detemano and his team at the Nauru Australian Football League (AFL) believe having a proper grass field will be…
China vehicles for Pacific leaders meeting ‘not an issue’ – Puna

China vehicles for Pacific leaders meeting ‘not an issue’ – Puna

Over the last week, Tonga’s Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku has been questioned by media and in Parliament about the appropriateness of…
NZ lawyer and mediator is Tonga’s new anti-corruption commissioner

NZ lawyer and mediator is Tonga’s new anti-corruption commissioner

New Zealand barrister and mediator James Christopher LaHatte has been appointed as Tonga’s first anti-corruption commissioner. Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku Siaosi…
Pacific news in brief for April 10

Pacific news in brief for April 10

PNG – illegal mining The government is cracking down on illegal mining in the reopened Porgera Mine. A joint police…
NZ Defence Force remembers HMNZS Moa sinking in Solomons

NZ Defence Force remembers HMNZS Moa sinking in Solomons

New Zealanders have commemorated World War II sinking of HMNZS Moa in Tulagi Harbour. Personnel from three New Zealand Defence…
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