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HRPP MPs in Samoa have been sworn in

Opposition MPs in Samoa have been sworn in after a court ruling paved the way for them to be allowed into parliament.

September 17, 2021 1:19 pm

Pacific Islands

New Caledonia begins two-week lockdown in new COVID-19 outbreak

New Caledonia has detected three cases of COVID-19 in the community and ordered a two-week lockdown from midday Tuesday.

September 7, 2021 1:38 pm

Pacific Islands

Indonesia and Fiji designated as very high risk

Indonesia and Fiji have been designated as very high risk, which limits travel from them to New Zealand, COVID-19 Minister Chris Hipkins says.

August 11, 2021 1:48 pm

Pacific Islands

Samoa's new Prime Minister holds first cabinet meeting

Samoa’s keys to Parliament have been handed over to the country’s new Speaker of the House in a traditional ceremony.

July 28, 2021 11:30 am

Pacific Islands

Thousands rally in Tahiti over nuke legacy

Several thousand people in French Polynesia have joined a march demanding France own up to the damage caused by its nuclear weapons tests.

July 19, 2021 11:16 am

Pacific Islands

Delta variant confirmed in PNG

Papua New Guinea authorities have confirmed that a positive COVID-19 case with the Delta variant has been detected in the country.

July 16, 2021 4:14 pm

Pacific Islands

High profile lawyer faces more fraud charges in PNG

A prominent Australian lawyer Greg Sheppard has been arrested by Papua New Guinea police and is facing a range of fraud charges.

June 11, 2021 11:31 am

Pacific Islands

Vanuatu speaker suspends prime minister, his deputy and 16 MPs

The speaker of the Vanuatu parliament has declared the seats of the prime minister the deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant.

June 8, 2021 1:32 pm

Pacific Islands

Samoa’s two leaders both keen to meet following appeal court ruling

The leaders of Samoa’s two main political parties have finally found something to agree upon since the 9 April general elections – they will meet.

June 3, 2021 12:31 pm

Pacific Islands

China lashes Australia, NZ for interference

A “deeply concerned” China has hit back at a show of unity from Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern, saying Australia and New Zealand are guilty of making groundless accusations of human rights abuses.

June 1, 2021 5:05 pm

Pacific Islands

Worries for PNG health workers as COVID numbers climb

The man heading Papua New Guinea’s response to Covid-19 is urging health workers to get vaccinated.

May 29, 2021 5:06 pm

Pacific Islands

Swearing in “unconstitutional”: Samoa's AG

Samoa’s attorney general, has filed a complaint with the Supreme Court, claiming yesterday’s swearing in of the FAST party was unconstitutional.

May 25, 2021 4:50 pm

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