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NZ and Australian Foreign Ministers in Jakarta for Indo-Pacific talks
By Online Editor
10:44 pm GMT+12, 19/03/2019, Indonesia
“This important event will allow New Zealand to join with our partners in standing against terrorism and speaking up for values such as understanding and religious tolerance. We are very clear that the terrorist attack in Christchurch, committed by a person who is not a New Zealander, is utterly…
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Russia proposes to build Global Navigation Satellite System ground station in Palau
-Russian Federation Ambassador to Palau Igor Khovaev told Island Times in an interview Monday,
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Palau requests US security assistance for Our Ocean 2020 conference
With many high profile government officials all over the world expected to participate in Pala
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Fiji Military Forces co-hosting planning workshop with US Indo Pacific Command
Fiji's Armed Forces is co-hosting with United States of America Indo Pacific Command (USIN
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Pacific Initiative fund targets Pacific countries & French Pacific Territories
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Paris   A first ever fund
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Parliament condemns Christchurch massacre as an attack on Samoa and the Pacific
Samoa’s Parliament has condemned the Christchurch terrorist attacks as an act of violenc
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European militaries ‘will do more to counter assertive China’ in Indo-Pacific
European countries will reinforce their presence in the Indo-Pacific, including increased nava
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“Stupid” says Samoa PM of banning the media from filming Parliament proceedings
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaeapa Sailele Malielegaoi has labelled as stupid, the decision that
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Te-Hani Brown wins Cook Islands by-election
Independent Te-Hani Brown has won a by-election in the Cook Islands.   Th
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PNG foreign minister Pato signs maritime boundary agreements
Papua New Guinea foreign Minister Rimbink Pato officially announced that Papua New Guinea has
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Let’s be one as terror is close to home: Fiji Council of Churches
We should work together as terror attacks are closer to home.   Fiji Coun
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Tonga prime minister told to seek proper advice
A political analyst says the parliamentary impasse in Tonga is serious and the government shou
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Tsai to transit in Hawaii after visit to Pacific allies
President Tsai Ing-wen will embark on a visit to three Pacific allies Thursday, a trip that wi
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Bougainvilleans applauded for keeping peace
The people of Bougainville have been praised for upholding peace and unity as the region close
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Former Nauru president's dying wish is to end offshore processing
The former president of Nauru - who reopened the detention centre in the Pacific island nation
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Samoa’s Prime Minister condemns Christchurch attacks in unconditional terms
Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has condemned in the strongest terms
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NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says gun lobby won't dilute reforms on firearms
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is adamant that the gun lobby in New Zealand will not dilute the
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France unlikely to change its position on disputed Matthew & Hunter Islands
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Paris   Va
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Areora-Tengatangi-Ngatiarua by-election underway in Cook Islands
Today is a big day for Atiu, as the Areora-Tengatangi-Ngatiarua by-election gets underway. &nb
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Oil spill halt and clean up continues in Solomon Islands
Gallons of oil spilling from the grounded tanker vessel “Solomon Trader” has been
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Flooding kills at least 79 in Indonesia's Papua province, displaced more than 4000
The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides th
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Auckland's Pasifika Festival cancelled
Auckland's Pasifika Festival has been cancelled, as police are stretched thin providing se
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Aust, PNG sign Lombrum naval base deal
Papua New Guinea and Australia have reached another milestone in their bilateral relationship
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ANZACs bring sense of security to Solomons election - Saitala
The Solomon Islands Electoral Office says the arrival of Australian and New Zealand personnel
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Cook Islands to recalibrate relationship with the UN
Cook Islands Foreign Ministry officials met with UN Resident Coordinator Dr Simona Marinescu a
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Cook Islands PM in Fiji
Cook Islands Prime minister Henry Puna is expected to be in Fiji this week to receive an honor
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NZ Race Relations Commissioner says government must act on hate crimes
New Zealand's acting Race Relations Commissioner has called for policy changes following t
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Polio vaccine is safe for children in PNG
Several churches in the Daulo district of Eastern Highlands province have questioned the polio
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Nauru refugees exposed to asbestos after shipping containers dumped just metres away
Refugees living on Nauru have been exposed to potentially deadly asbestos after workers dumped
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17/03/2019 - Royals' messages for NZ following Christchurch attacks: 'Kia Kaha'
17/03/2019 - Former PM Kemakeza stripped of knighthood title
17/03/2019 - Marshall Islands: ‘Disappointed in EU blacklisting
17/03/2019 - Fijian expert sees Belt and Road Initiative development dividend for participating countries
17/03/2019 - Vanuatu foreign minister rejects calls to expel French diplomat
17/03/2019 - PNG PM condemns NZ massacre
17/03/2019 - Graves prepared as New Zealand looks to bury mosque massacre dead
17/03/2019 - Pacific Islands Forum expresses shock at Christchurch mosque shootings
17/03/2019 - Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses condolences in wake of New Zealand attack
17/03/2019 - Speak out against racism and hatred: Fiji PM
17/03/2019 - ‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand
17/03/2019 - Taiwan to give Palau a patrol boat
14/03/2019 - 14 of 49 former Solomon Islands MPs contest as Independents
14/03/2019 - Cook Islands makes plea for climate change assistance
14/03/2019 - Witness: Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting
14/03/2019 - “Kick French diplomat out” : Vanuatu Opposition
14/03/2019 - Wale blames four former Solomon Islands PMs for economic downturn
14/03/2019 - New Zealand in shock after climate change minister attacked on way to parliament
14/03/2019 - New US ambassador to Australia attacks Chinese influence in Pacific
14/03/2019 - FRCS say move from EU to blacklist Fiji is largely symbolic
14/03/2019 - EU tax blacklist could block Pacific trade - expert
14/03/2019 - Solomon Islands oil spill worse than first thought, say owners of Hong Kong-flagged tanker
14/03/2019 - Former Nauru president given weeks to live
13/03/2019 - China is using “payday loan diplomacy” to exert influence in the Pacific
13/03/2019 - UNHRC told thousands of Papuans displaced by violence
13/03/2019 - Mother and stepfather sentenced for Human Trafficking in FSM
13/03/2019 - Samoa’s new parliament house officially opens
13/03/2019 - Kiribati passport validation extended to 10 years
13/03/2019 - EU arbitrarily blacklists Vanuatu
13/03/2019 - Israel offers slick solution to Solomon Islands
13/03/2019 - EU AID scandal trial in Vanuatu
13/03/2019 - 'Negotiations are over,' says EU Chief Brexit negotiator, UK Parliament rejects leaving the EU without a Brexit deal
13/03/2019 - Human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not made to protect the environment, warns landmark UN report
13/03/2019 - Pacific Peoples Minister to attend Cook Islands’ Climate Change development and resilience round table
13/03/2019 - Official opening of new Samoa Parliament House today
13/03/2019 - Seven noble MPs vow not to return to Parliament unless motion is tabled, but independents return to House
13/03/2019 - Bougainville President Momis heads joint referendum awareness
12/03/2019 - PNG politicians push coal as Pacific islanders rail against climate change
12/03/2019 - Sworn- in: Chair and new members to Tokelau parliament
12/03/2019 - PNG not aware of peace deal: ABG vice President
12/03/2019 - Solution for Mathew and Hunter could rest with Chagos and Timor Leste
12/03/2019 - NZ Government eyes increased assistance to Vanuatu policing and security
12/03/2019 - Britain in Brexit chaos: parliament crushes May's EU deal again
12/03/2019 - EU adds Fiji, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu UAE, Bermuda to expanded tax haven blacklist
12/03/2019 - Pacific Islands Forum & United Nations SGs Meet
12/03/2019 - Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies Palau, Nauru, Marshall Islands amid China pressure
12/03/2019 - New Caledonia restates France's claim on Matthew, Hunter islands
12/03/2019 - Australian Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific visit Tonga, Samoa
12/03/2019 - PNGTU Congress appeals to Bougainvillean voters to vote in favour of remaining part of PNG
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