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Witness: Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting

New Zealand, March 14 -- -Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale of the shoo... Read More


Cyclone Oma causes widespread damage to Solomon Islands, as Vanuatu assess damage

Solomon Islands, Feb. 18 -- Cyclone Oma has caused extensive damage to the Solomon Islands and officials are concerned for food security and health in some southern provinces. The cyclone started nea... Read More


PINA head cites importance of content sharing

New Zealand, Feb. 14 -- The head of a regional media organisation says greater content sharing should be a major part of the future of news in the Pacific. Kora Nou is president of the Pacific Island... Read More


Cook Islands support NZ Pacific reset

New Zealand, Feb. 12 -- Cook Islands deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown says the Pacific nation support's New Zealand Government Pacific 'reset'. Opening the inaugural Pacific Islands News Association ... Read More


NZ to play greater role on Climate change

New Zealand, Feb. 12 -- New Zealand feels it can play a stronger and more vital role with regards to climate change in the Pacific. New Zealand's Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says ... Read More


Bunker vessel under investigation in Cook Islands

Cook Islands, Feb. 10 -- Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) has undertaken an investigation on an incident involving a Cook Islands flagged bunker vessel that provided a fish factory vessel on a list ... Read More


Tonga Supreme Court bans former rugby board members, president, from election meeting

Tonga, Feb. 7 -- The Tonga Supreme Court has banned former members of the Tonga Rugby National League board from attending the election of a new board. It also banned the former president and vice-pr... Read More


New UN treaty poses significant challenge for Pacific Island states

Fiji, Feb. 7 -- Remarks made by the Pacific Forum's secretary general Dame Meg Taylor at a recent conference on high seas biodiversity are perfectly timed and signal a considerable challenge for small... Read More


By-election date announced after Brown quits Cooks Islands Democratic Party

Cook Islands, Feb. 7 -- A by-election in the Cook Islands' Areora-Tengatangi-Ngatiarua electorate will be held on 18 March after Te-Hani Brown confirmed she has left the Democratic Party. Brown won t... Read More


NZ foreign minister Winston Peters to visit Fiji

Fiji, Feb. 5 -- New Zealand foreign Minister Winston Peters will visit Fiji later this month. This was announced by New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, Jonathan Curr in Suva Tuesday during the ann... Read More