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.

Pacific news in brief for June 18

Pacific news in brief for June 18

Tonga- health Tonga’s government has allocated close to 80 million pa’anga – more than US$33m – towards improving the health…
Research explores ‘cost of service’ on Pacific population

Research explores ‘cost of service’ on Pacific population

If ‘a burden shared is a burden halved’, what is the burden of service? The first of its kind research…
Fiji Military launch inquiry into ‘around $20m’ Australian patrol boat ‘mishap’

Fiji Military launch inquiry into ‘around $20m’ Australian patrol boat ‘mishap’

Fiji’s military commander says an independent Board of Inquiry (BOI) will be convened to investigate the grounding of an Australian…
Pacific news in brief for June 17

Pacific news in brief for June 17

New Caledonia – airport Nouméa International Airport is set to reopen Monday, the High Commission of the Republic, representing the…
Pacific Netball Series: Tongan Tala secure ‘four-peat’ after overpowering Fiji for title

Pacific Netball Series: Tongan Tala secure ‘four-peat’ after overpowering Fiji for title

Tonga Tala’s head coach Jaqua Pori-Makea-Simpson predicted her team would be competitive before the Pacific Netball Series 2024 rolled off…
FestPAC 2024 wraps up | RNZ News

FestPAC 2024 wraps up | RNZ News

The Director of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture Dr Aaron Sala says “it’s up to all Pacific nations…
Call for government to include ethnicity when tackling pay gap

Call for government to include ethnicity when tackling pay gap

By Evie Richardson The Human Rights Commission is calling on the government to include ethnicity when tackling pay gaps. On…
Mangaia: ‘Three steps to heaven’

Mangaia: ‘Three steps to heaven’

By Louis Collins Feature – It’s a watershed moment for Mangaia, the southern most island in the Cook Islands group,…
Work continues to relocate PNG villagers after devastating landslide

Work continues to relocate PNG villagers after devastating landslide

Tribal conflict was considered when finding a place to relocate displaced people from the Enga Province landslide, the region’s provincial…
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