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NZ Cyclone: Power Outages to more than 17,000 Northland Customers

More than 17,000 customers in Northland were left without power on Sunday night with wind gusts of more than 100km/h bringing down trees and branches on to power lines, Civil Defense Northland confirms. Both Northpower and Top Energy NZ in the Far North advised that customers without power are likely to remain without power until […]

PM on Climate Finance: Some Remain Vague, Disinterested and Uncommitted

NZ Police Intercept 3.2 Tonnes of Cocaine Floating in Pacific Ocean Awaiting Collection

Sources: NZ Herald, NZ Police. New Zealand Police have intercepted 3.2 tonnes of cocaine valued at half a billion dollars, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. In a joint operation with the Defence Force and Customs, NZ Police recovered 81 bales of cocaine drifting in the Pacific Ocean and say it has been brought back to shore […]

We are Custodians of the Pacific Ocean

NZ: Injured Mother Pleads for her Children in Fatal Papakura Road Crash

Papakura Auckland NZ Wed 18 Jan 2022. Source: NZ Police and NZ Herald. A mother pleaded with rescuers to save her children before herself following a fatal Auckland road crash that claimed the life of one person and left six others including children with serious injuries. A man who lives near the crash site told […]

Alleged Multibillion-Dollar Pyramid Scheme OneCoin Sued by Former Investor

Cyclone Hale Reclassified as a Tropical Low as it Moves South Towards New Zealand

The first tropical cyclone of the 2023 season in the South Pacific remained as a Category One system until it was downgraded and reclassified as a Tropical Low Pressure systemnas it moved south. The system was spotted and named Tropical Hale on Sunday 8 January by the forecast team at the Fiji Meteorological Service. However […]

ADDRESS – “AUSTRALIA AND THE PACIFIC: A NEW CHAPTER”

Rabuka Ready to Apologise to USP Vice Chancellor and Widow of Prof Brij Lal

Fiji’s new Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has moved to ensure exiled University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, and Dr Padma Lal, widow of the late Professor Brij Lal, are free to return to Fiji. In a statement issued on Boxing Day, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says he is ready to meet […]

Officials have Cleared Bomb Threat Called in for American Samoa Airport and Seaport

NZ Quota: 1650 Individuals included in 697 Applications Listed

The long awaited ballot results for the 2022 Samoa Quota were published on the New Zealand Immigration website this past Monday 12 December, with 697 numbers listed. Check the successful registration numbers for the 2022 Samoan Quota. “If your number is listed we will contact you with information about how to apply for residence in […]

Agreement Formalises the ADB Office in Samoa

Samoa Hosts Pacific Transnational Crime Network Team Leaders Conference

Samoa is this week hosting a Team Leaders Conference of the Pacific Transnational Crime Network at the Taumeasina Island Resort in Apia. Samoa’s Minister for Police, Prisons & Corrections Services (SPPCS) Honourable Faualo Harry Schuster delivered the keynote address as a special ceremony to officially launch the conference on Monday morning. The Minister acknowledged and […]

Regional Civil Society Groups get Permanent Space at Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

Auckland: Police Respond to Multiple Burglaries Overnight, with 129 Ram Raids Since May

Source: NZ Police, NZ Herald. Crime and late night burglaries in Auckland worsens as Police are called to separate incidents around the city overnight. Police were called to a burglary reported at the Night ‘n Day store in Onehunga shortly after 1am. The NZ Herald reports the entrance and front windows of the store were […]

Auatralia’s Newly Sworn-In Foreign Minister Commits to “Do More and Do Better” in the Pacific