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04:32 am GMT+12, 15/07/2020
 
Australia's influence in the Pacific is eroding and the government should tone down its security focus in the region, an international expert has warned.   University of Adelaide's Joanne Wallis said while Australia had tried to counter a rising China with a beefed up military presence, it was cutting crucial services.   “Although Australia has vital strategic interests in the Pacific Islands, our influence has » read more
 
Two new cases of Covid-19 in NZ COVID19 an excuse for ‘inhumane’ media cull- PFF on Solomon Islands
Vanuatu COVID-19 State of Emergency extended to December French soldier tests positive for Covid-19 in New Caledonia
 
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Bright lights, big problems: hardship hits career dreams of Pacific youth
04:39 am GMT+12, 15/07/2020, Papua New Guinea
  By Dickson Sorariba  Jim Pia is awake at five each morning to catch the first bus into the city.   Daily, the 20-year-old fights for a space on the bus from the Bushwara settlement, on the outskirts of Port Moresby, to ensure he is on time to secure a place within Read more

New technologies, Ancient Solutions
Op-ed by Maureen Penjueli on the current RESET FIJI TV series
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Kigali Amendment hits milestone 100th ratification, boosting climate action
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to cut the use of cl
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Meet the newly-appointed Director-General for Fiji’s National Security Council
Brigadier-General Ro Jone Kalouniwai is the newly-appointed director-general for Fiji's Na
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Cook Islands State of Environment report endorsed by Cabinet
The Cook Islands State of Environment Report (SoE) 2018 was officially approved by Cabinet on
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Business News
Former Solomon Islands Central Bank Governor joins Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
04:36 am GMT+12, 15/07/2020, Fiji
The former Governor of the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands, Denton Rarawa, has joined the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat as Senior Adviser - Economics. Rarawa took up his Forum Secretariat role this week, working from the Solomon Islands until he can travel to Suva. Secretary Read more

COVID-19 forces Fiji's offshore fishing industry sub-sector to cease fresh fish exports
Due to the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, most fresh fish production by wholly fresh
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Third FNPF COVID-19 payment to be made next week
The online and digital platforms have empowered the Fiji National Provident Fund members.
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Solomon Airlines to operate New Zealand repatriation flights
Solomon Airlines’ will be operating to Auckland International Airport for the first time
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FFA coordinates maritime surveillance of Solomon Islands Fisheries with NZDF assistance
A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft is currently conducting three days
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Sports News
Pacific Island Super Rugby team gains traction
03:24 am GMT+12, 15/07/2020, New Zealand
A group of former All Blacks, including two-time World Cup winner Jerome Kaino, are behind the establishment of the first professional rugby union team in Hawaii.   Kanaloa Hawaii has had its bid to join America's Major League Rugby confirmed and is now in talks with New Zealand Read more

Former Cooks officials behind Major League Rugby bid
The first ever fully professional Pacific island rugby team will open more doors for Pacific p
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Fiji Rugby Union AGM on Saturday
The Fiji Rugby Union has circulated their annual report to its members before the Annual Gener
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Women’s academy augurs well for a new era of inclusivity in Fijian rugby
Former test second-row Simon Raiwalui came into his job as the Fiji Rugby high performance man
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Pacific Islanders eye team in Super Rugby
The future of Super Rugby remains under a cloud as COVID-19 travel curbs continue to stymie cr
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