Tongan resilience and lessons

Early recovery and reconstruction after the Hunga-Ha'apai-Hunga-Tonga volcano eruption and tsunami must incorporate ‘build back better’ standards to increase resilience in the restoration of physical infrastructure,

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Panguna mine reopening

Landowners from the Panguna Mine area and the Autonomous Bougainville Government have reached a historic agreement to re-open the Panguna gold, copper and silver

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America engages the Pacific

After a 38-year break from Fiji and a 10-year break from the Pacific,  a United States Secretary of State has visited the region,  committing to “a free and open Pacific” with promises to “respect core

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Switching on renewables

The ambitious renewable energy targets set by many Pacific Island nations may be running behind schedule, but there is  still a lot of activity and investment in the sector, pandemic

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Tina Hydro on track

Work on the Tina River Hydropower Project in Solomon Islands is said to be progressing well despite the country’s war against community transmission of

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Palau: Women in the house

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Palau, much like other Pacific islands, is rich in tradition and culture, and its legal system is a blend of United States common law and indigenous customary law, which has constitutional

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Australia’s investment in gender equity

The newly appointed Australian Ambassador for women and girls, Christine Clarke, has marked her debut press conference with a strong message against gender-based

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France, the oceans and seabed mining

Pacific leaders have joined a major oceans summit hosted by the French government in the port city of Brest, addressing climate change, illegal fishing, ocean acidification and plastics pollution.

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The track to the Paris 2024 Olympics

Pacific athletes are on track for the next Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. They will be hoping it is an easier path than the one they took to the delayed Tokyo Games, although top officials have concerns about the

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A new Pacific consciousness

Kaliopate Tavola argues that the Pacific Elders Voice has the "soul of the region"

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Legality is born to sing

Solomon Islands singer 'Legality' says singing has been part of her forever. She first performed when 9 years

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