Cook Islands tourists stranded as backlog of flights continues

A backlog of flights is likely to remain for at least another week in Rarotonga, as the Auckland floods disrupt travel plans for thousands of visitors, with some people having to rebook for the end of the week. Cook

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A New Era of Island Leadership: Samoa is AOSIS Chair

Samoa will now lead the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) as Chair. The announcement was made at a special Plenary meeting on Monday featuring the official handover from the outgoing Chair, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Oceania NOCs back IOC’s solidarity with Ukraine

The 17 members of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC), its President Dr Robin Mitchell, Vice President Baklai Temengil-Chilton, Secretary-General Ricardo Blas and the ONOC Executive Board support the

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‘The mercury has really come down’ : PM Rabuka

Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka believes military commander, Brigadier General Kalouniwai should be feeling very comfortable about the way the government is now operating.  Earlier this month the Commander

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Micronesian nations sign communique to advance cable project

After a series of high level discussions in Honolulu between senior officials from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Nauru, Kiribati and representatives from Australia, Japan, and the United States, the group

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Air Vanuatu to sue former Chairman and CEO

Air Vanuatu is currently taking steps to sue its former Chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD), Sam Firi, and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Atu Finau, for their outstanding VT8 million (US$ 68,844) debts to

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Vanuatu Council of Chiefs headquarters burns to the ground

The headquarters of the Malvatumauri of National Council of Chiefs of Vanuatu has burned down. The fire broke out about 1am Monday local time. Police are investigating the cause of the fire in Port Vila. The

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Women’s World Cup targets over 100K fans for opening match

The first match to take place in Australia of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be an even bigger celebration, with co-host country Australia now facing the Republic of Ireland at the tournament’s largest venue,

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Solomon Islands striker signs for top Bosnian football club

Solomon Islands hotshot Raphael Lea’i has signed for Bosnian footballing giants FK Velež Mostar, to become the first Solomon Islander to ever sign for a professional European club. Lea’i signed a one-year

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Darmanin back in New Caledonia in March to work on a new statute

French interior minister Gerald Darmanin is due back in New Caledonia in early March to advance work on a new statute for the territory. The news agency AFP reports the minister will be in Noumea between 2 and 8 March.

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Defence visit shows importance of stability to our neighbours: Fiji PM

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says the visit of Australia and New Zealand’s Chiefs of Defence to Fiji last week shows the importance those nations place on stability in Fiji. The Chiefs of Defence of Australia and

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New Zealand hit by flash floods, landslides and death toll rises to four

Heavy rainfall hit New Zealand’s north island again on Sunday, causing landslides, flash floods and knocking out roads, with the death toll rising to four after a person who had been missing was confirmed dead.

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