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10:00 pm GMT+12, 18/01/2018
 
Jacinda Ardern will step down as Prime Minister of New Zealand for six weeks when she has her first baby in June, but says she will still be "fully contactable and available". She said her partner Clarke Gayford would be a "stay at home" dad. "I think it's fair to say that this will be a wee one that a village will raise, but we couldn't be more excited. I know there will be lots of questions, and » read more
 
Tongan PM and MPs sworn in Samoa, Haiti and Belize nationals no longer eligible for temporary US Work Visas
OECD confirms a delay in developed status graduation Kadovar islanders evacuated
 
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Pacific nations want China's aid -- just ask them
9:48 pm GMT+12, 18/01/2018, China
By Cheng Jingye The recent allegations made by the Australian Minister for International Development about China's aid to the Pacific island countries are both groundless and irresponsible. The comments are also naturally disputed by countries such as Samoa, PNG and Fiji, and have even Read more

Understanding China’s approach to aid
By Merriden Varrall, Lowy Interpreter International Development Minister
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The bad – and good – of China’s aid in the Pacific
By Jonathan Pryke, the Lowy Interpreter The Pacific region is making headl
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Postcard from the 'Road to Nowhere'
By Dan McGarry  On Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat programme, t
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1.5C degree goal 'extremely unlikely' – IPCC
By Ruby Russell A draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climat
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Business News
Bougainville Copper Ltd has Panguna mine licence bid rejected following landowner divisions
9:53 pm GMT+12, 18/01/2018, Papua New Guinea
Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) has been told its bid to extend an exploration licence over its Panguna site was rejected because of divisions among landowners. "They [the Bougainville Government] said it was a tight split between approval for mining and non-approval for mining and it Read more

BRED and ANZ banks announce interchange agreement
BRED Bank and ANZ have collaborated to make it more convenient and affordable for their custom
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Palau holds out as China squeezes Taiwan’s allies
Palau, a tiny Pacific nation of just 21,500 people, has vowed to resist renewed pressure from
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Exxon discovers oil, gas in Papua New Guinea
Exxon Mobil Corp. has discovered natural gas and oil in the western province of Papua New Guin
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Tonga’s new multi-million-dollar pack houses
More Tongan fresh produce will be exported to international markets with the opening of new pa
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Sports News
Samoan Government slapped with $290,000 host fee
9:46 pm GMT+12, 18/01/2018, Samoa
Taxpayers in Samoa will have to fork out WST$290,000 (US$115,690) as the host fee for the Pacific Games in 2019. The amount is a fraction of what is likely to cost the country to host the Games, with less than two years to go.  The host fee was confirmed by Samoa Association of Read more

Rasta backs Fiji's bid
Renowned world rugby referee Fhatuwani 'Rasta' Rasivhenge has rallied behind the Fiji
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Jason Taumalolo appears set to shun Kiwis and stick with Tonga
Kiwis fans shouldn't expect Jason Taumalolo to feature in the black and white jersey again
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Contact PNGRFL for PNG Players
The PNG Rugby Football League is reviewing prior arrangement for player transfers to ensure be
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ONOC sign Tokyo 2020 training camp deal
The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
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