Pacific Islands

'Taste of Samoa' will soon be brewed in Fiji

Vailima beer will soon be brewed in Fiji as Samoa Breweries Ltd moves to close down operations in Samoa by the end of the year.

July 1, 2022 8:05 am

Pacific Islands

Nauru records first community Covid-19 cases

Nauru is now battling its first Covid-19 outbreak in the community.

June 21, 2022 8:00 am

Pacific Islands

Reports of tornado as storm smashes lower North Island

Properties have been damaged and roads flooded as a storm front crossed the lower North Island on Thursday afternoon.

June 9, 2022 5:00 pm

Pacific Islands

Niue tight lipped but concerned over grounded Taiwanese ship

The Niue government is remaining tight lipped over the Taiwanese fishing vessel that ran aground on a Niue reef last week.

June 9, 2022 4:00 pm

Pacific Islands

Lemanu launches new programme to deal with drug abuse

American Samoa has launched a new programme to tackle drug use.

May 25, 2022 11:58 am

Pacific Islands

32 new deaths, 9570 new cases in NZ today

There have been 9570 new community cases of COVID-19 and another 32 deaths reported today.

May 18, 2022 4:08 pm

Pacific Islands

US to 'respond accordingly' to China military presence in Solomons

The Biden administration warns the Solomon Islands that the United States will take unspecified action against the South Pacific nation should its recently-concluded cooperation agreement with China pose a threat to US.

April 23, 2022 11:40 am

Pacific Islands

Solomon Islands signs security deal with China

The Solomon Islands has gone through with a security cooperation framework with China despite concerns from regional and international partners.

April 20, 2022 12:00 pm

Pacific Islands

Kiwi couple found dead in Tonga owned snorkelling business

Early reports from Neiafu indicate that the couple were Ben and Rochelle Neill who owned Hakau Adventures, a business offering snorkelling tours in Vava’u.

April 5, 2022 2:42 pm

Pacific Islands

Scientists to map volcanic eruption's impact on Tonga seabed

NIWA scientists are set to travel to Tonga to survey the seabed around the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano after its eruption earlier this year.

April 3, 2022 2:33 pm

Pacific Islands

China gains a foothold in Australia's backyard

Late last week, a proposed security treaty between China and a tiny chain of islands in the Pacific sent shock waves across the ocean.

March 30, 2022 10:17 am

Pacific Islands

China-Solomon Islands security agreement leaked on social media

A draft security cooperation agreement, between China and Solomon Islands, has been leaked on social media.

March 25, 2022 11:00 am

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