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Sydney's iconic Circular Quay and Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne's Docklands and Perth's Elizabeth Quay will all be underwater in dramatic new climate modelling. The projection used data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States which revealed global sea levels could rise by 2 metres by 2100 if emissions remain at their current levels. It is substantially higher than » read more
 
PM O’Neill confident of returning World's smallest nation ratifies Solar Alliance Pact
Second amnesty for gun owners in Solomon Islands PM elected Chair of 73rd UNESCAP Commission 2017
 
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ANALYSIS: Belt and Road will go ahead with or without Australia
11:37 pm GMT+12, 22/05/2017, Australia
by James Laurenceson & Elena Collinson A divide has once again opened between Australian economic commentators and defence hawks, this time over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and what Australia's response to it should be. The latter accuse the former of being Read more

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures
The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency today highlighted the relevance of the
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US should rethink costly migrant aid in the West Pacific
By Malia Blom Hill, As comprehensive policy failures go, it may be the be
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UNESCAP: 70 years of UN efforts to advance socio-economic development in Asia and the Pacific
Notwithstanding the challenges faced by countries in Asia and Pacific, the region has witnesse
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IN FOCUS: The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
By Grant Wyeth, the Diplomat The game of sovereign recognition is one that
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Business News
South Pacific Tourism Exchange a catalyst to increasing motivation of travel into the Pacific region
00:32 am GMT+12, 22/05/2017, Fiji
The Pacific region reached a total of two million visitor arrivals in 2016 and has experienced an average growth of 2.9% in the four year period from 2012 to 2016, which can be attributed to increased business relationships forged at past South Pacific Tourism Exchanges (SPTEs) in aiding Read more

Tahiti resort to host British celebrities
French Polynesia's Tetiaroa Island is awaiting the newly-wed sister of the Duchess of Camb
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PM defends axing of Virgin
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is adamant that the government’s deci
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SPTO wraps up another successful South Pacific Tourism Exchange in Sydney, Australia
The South Pacific Tourism Exchange 2017 ended in Sydney Saturday with a majority of participan
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We won’t let development change us: Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau Chairman, Wilson Ne’e, hosted its annual SIVB Australian
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Sports News
China boosts Samoa’s Pacific Games bid
11:48 pm GMT+12, 22/05/2017, Samoa
China has signed over $1.8 billion Chinese Yuan (US$261.8 million) to the Samoan government for the maintenance of the Aquatic Centre and the Sports Complex.  The deal was signed between China’s visiting Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zheng Zeguang and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Read more

OPINION: Is Hamilton the saviour of the Sevens?
By Jamie Wall It's been mixed news for Sevens rugby over the last 12
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Fiji coach John McKee says rugby will benefit from change in residency laws
Fiji coach John McKee says World Rugby’s decision to extend the international residency
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Cook Islands to host 2017 Oceania Rugby Cup
The Oceania Rugby Cup tournament is heading to Polynesia in 2017 with the Cook Islands Rugby U
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Pacific Games Council confirms Tonga's withdrawal as 2019 hosts
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has been advised Wednesday, 17 May, of the Tongan Government&r
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