Mar 09, 2021 Last Updated 9:51 PM, Mar 7, 2021
Missing audit notes, silence from Auckland BEHIND the world headlines about millions in FIFA bribes, corruption and multibillion contracts, the Pacific Islands region has yet to have its own story. Parts of the story came out as far back as 2010 when an undercover reporter from a UK paper exposed…
THE deportation of Ioane Teitiota by the John Key government signals a strong message to the low-lying islands in the Pacific that they are not disappearing because their people are still “alive.” The New Zealand government’s response isn’t surprising given its admission a few weeks before the general election it…
Last modified on Monday, 12 October 2015 15:36

Ghost of the skies

Elusive kingfisher A BIRD that has been seen in the wild once has been found last month by scientists during the first biological survey of the highest peak in Solomon Islands. The male moustached kingfisher was finally caught, photographed and studied by scientists on the morning of Wednesday 16 September…
Last modified on Monday, 12 October 2015 15:39

Deathtrap ferry

Vanuatu’s worst maritime tragedy raises questions on safety checks THE inter-island Vanuatu ferry which capsized and sank in July last year with the loss of four lives was a floating deathtrap, a leaked report has revealed. The damning report, described by marine experts as one of the worst ever seen…
Last modified on Monday, 12 October 2015 15:41

We say

Embrace inclusivity, reject exclusivity WHEN the Pacific Islands Development Forum ejected West Papuan activist Octavianus Mote from its summit in Suva, Fiji, it missed an opportunity to show it was an inclusive regional organisation. Instead of taking an approach which would signal a rethinking of international détente, it chose to…
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