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6:11 pm GMT+12, 12/12/2017
 
A controversial experimental deep-sea mine is being challenged in court by environmental groups who have accused the Papua New Guinea government of withholding key documents about its approval.   Nautilus Minerals Inc, a Canada-based company primarily owned by Russian and Omani mining firms, wants to extract gold and copper deposits from 1.6km below the surface of the Bismarck Sea, using a seabed mining technique never before used in » read more
 
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Independence movement prepares for referendum
6:14 pm GMT+12, 12/12/2017, New Caledonia
By Nic Maclellan   Remembrance Day, November 11. French soldiers, sailors and police stand in ranks near Noumea’s war memorial at Bir Hakiem, to remember the fallen.   Across town, at Ko We Kara, members of the Union Calédonienne Party recall those who have fallen Read more

Strengthening public accounts committees considered at South-South exchange
Strengthening the functioning of Public Accounts Committees (PAC) is essential for Pacific Par
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Theresa May: It’s Britain’s duty to help nations hit by climate change: Opinion
Tackling climate change and mitigating its effects for the world’s poorest are among the
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‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief
Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secre
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New Caledonia will hold a referendum on self-determination in late 2018. But young Kanaks are already debating their future
By Nic Maclellan   New Caledonia will hold a re
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Business News
Fiji Government sets up its own credit bureau
5:24 pm GMT+12, 12/12/2017, Fiji
The Fijian Government will set up a new credit bureau by next year to replace a privately owned data bureau which the government closed down in 2016.   The new data bureau plan was revealed by the International Monetary Fund's Pablo Murphy Lopez in Suva Tuesday.   Lopez and Read more

Bluesky presents $4.1m to American Samoa government
The American Samoa government has received a US$1.6 million (T$4.1 million) from the Bluesky P
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ANZ reduces money transfer fees from New Zealand to Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Kiribati
ANZ today announced it has reduced International Money Transfer fees by more than 60 percent f
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Trouble in the Air for Yap travelers
In early October, United Airlines announced changes to several routes in the Pacific region. A
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Palau demands tourist pledge
With overtourism becoming a growing concern the world over, one tiny island in the Western Pac
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Sports News
Samoa confident of hosting a successful 2019 Pacific Games
7:18 pm GMT+12, 11/12/2017, Vanuatu
Samoa will be officially handed the Pacific Games flag to host the 2019 Games in Apia at the end of the 10th Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Pacific Games Council president Vidya Lakhan expressed the council’s gratitude to the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Read more

Tonga book ticket to San Francisco
Tonga secured the final Oceania qualifying spot at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 after taking br
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Gold after Manu Samoa Sevens overcomes Fiji in Vanuatu
The Manu Samoa Sevens team in Vanuatu is celebrating sweet success.   It
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New Zealand top standings after Cape Town victory
New Zealand took their first tournament win of 2017 after beating Argentina 38-14 in Cape Town
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Pools announced for HSBC Sydney Sevens
The pools for both the men's and women's HSBC Sydney Sevens have been announced.
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