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Two New Zealand students will be going to the Pacific islands, including AUT's Brandon Ulfsby, who is off to Samoa on Sunday.
The science, technology and Resources Network (STAR) conference starting tomorrow will serve as a platform to discuss avenues on sustainable management ...
Dora the Explorer has been named Godmother of P&O Australia's Pacific Explorer. The Nickelodeon character will be joined by SpongeBob ... Myrmell said Pacific Explorer was the next stage in the evolution of P&O's very popular modern Australian holiday ...
This is the essence of the Pacific islands Forum. The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), which will officially come to an end next week, is a perfect example of the benefits of regionalism, embodying more than a decade of ...
RAMSI has been, without a doubt, a true regional exercise in solidarity and a shining example of Pacific diplomacy and co-operation.
On June 20, 2017, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang attended and addressed at invitation the opening ceremony of the "Belt and Road" International Financial Exchange Cooperation Seminar (Pacific islands Countries) held by Bank of China.
Of course, the Cooks have the sun and sand and aqua waters you've always associated with the South Pacific, as do Tahiti and Fiji.
The study also found that due to flooding and long-term sea level rise, nesting grounds for the birds move further inland on smaller islands and atolls throughout the Pacific. "Much of our Pacific island biodiversity is vulnerable to catastrophic ...
The event also features carnival rides for children, the USO Car Club Showcase, a Youth Rugby 7's tournament, an Island Tattoo Showcase and a free diabetes Awareness clinic. The gates open at 11am and the event concludes at 11pm. Pacific Islanders ...
A conference designed to raise awareness of opportunities and challenges affecting Pacific Island Countries saw policy makers, academics, researchers, private sector and public sector partners, business people and other development practitioners gather ...
The center has the potential to bless the lives of individuals throughout the Pacific, said the center's director, Elder Lynn G. Summerhays.
Australia have shown a massive commitment to helping to grow the game in the Pacific islands by taking part in a tri-series alongside Fiji and Papua New Guinea in Suva, to be played over 120 minutes in preparation for the Rugby League World Cup.
The first group of election observers from the Pacific islands Forum has arrived in PNG ahead of voting, with the polling period officially beginning on Saturday.
Pacific Environmental has also set up separate petition pages for three other monuments in the Pacific under review by the US Department of Interior, such as the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The petition notes the US longline ...
... Foreign Affairs - Gerry Brownlee - that that focus would continue. It is just great to see the way that our spending in the Pacific islands is working, whether it's upgrading sports fields or electricity grids, or renewable energy, it is effective ...
We hear a lot about the great holiday destinations of the South Pacific: Fiji, the Cook Islands and Tahiti for example, and for good reason - they're all tropical paradises.
Bill English and a host of government representatives have spent the last week on the annual jaunt that is the Prime Minister's Pacific Mission.
Prime Minister Bill English has been impressed by the positive attitude and problem-solving skills of Pacific Islanders during his first Pacific Mission.
The projects are part of the Pacific regional connectivity programme, which aims to bring more reliable and affordable internet to the majority of countries in the Pacific islands. Kiribati and Micronesia are two of the world's most remote island ...
The projects are part of the Pacific regional connectivity programme, which aims to bring more reliable and affordable internet to the majority of countries in the Pacific islands. Kiribati and Micronesia are two of the world's most remote island ...
Dancers from the Filipino cultural Association at the University of Maryland, College Park perform the traditional Filipino maglalatik dance during the Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month celebration at Walter Reed Bethesda on May 26.
Drone shot You can't get a direct flight to the tiny Pacific islands of Vanuatu. Nearly 2,300 air miles east of Australia, the island-nation is remote enough that its government is testing the use of drones to deliver vaccines to the island's children ...
Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna (left) with NZ Prime Minister Bill English. Photo / Claire Trevett. Claire Trevett. By: Claire Trevett.
The ELDP is funded by the U. S. Department of Interior's Office of Insular Affairs and administered by the Graduate school USA's Pacific islands Training Initiative. The ELDP was designed to assist the insular areas with developing and retaining the ...
President Hilda Heine of the climate-threatened Marshall Islands appealed to the EU to increase the fight against climate change, but only around 7 percent of MEPs turned up to listen.
Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna (left) with NZ Prime Minister Bill English. Photo: NZ Herald. Cook Islands' PM Henry Puna says the US has isolated ...
Speaking in Rarotonga at a press conference with Cook Island prime minister, Henry Puna, Mr English said once completed, the cable would offer a faster and cheaper link between Rarotonga and Aitutaki, which are the country's two main tourist destinations.
Institute of National Affairs (INA) Director Paul Barker says Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Island nations should act responsibly and use evidence of the impacts of global warming to drive the agenda forward.
Prime Minister Bill English is jetting off to the Pacific islands and the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will mean an escape from the topic of US President Donald Trump is unlikely.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and president of the University of the South Pacific stressed the importance of the Pacific Ocean to the Pacific islands. Mr Chandra said for the Pacific Islanders the ocean is a great means for survival. He ...
Southern Cross said in May that it had received letters of intent from three telecommunications companies in Australia and New Zealand and four Pacific islands to buy capacity on a new cable it intends to lay across the Pacific by 2019. Called Next ...
Time and the tides have washed away the last traces of a famous 19th-century shipwreck from a coral reef in the South Pacific, the scene of extraordinary tales of survival during the "Age of Sail," according to archaeologists who visited the site ...
Researchers at University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Hawai'i Institute of Marine biology (HIMB) were recently awarded a $1.026 million grant from NASA to develop ...
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and president of the University of the South Pacific stressed the importance of the Pacific Ocean to the Pacific islands. Mr Chandra said for the Pacific Islanders the ocean is a great means for survival. He ...
An unexpected Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 signalled the start of the Pacific war and America's involvement in the Second World War.
The conservation status of marine biodiversity in the Pacific islands of Oceania Red List report includes assessments of 2,800 marine species across the 22 island states and territories of Oceania, from Papua New Guinea to the Cook Islands - a vast, ...
Alina Amwano, from Nauru is representing the Pacific islands in the 2017 International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) at Washington DC.
Hawaii became the first state to legally implement portions of the landmark Paris climate agreement that President Trump chose to abandon.
He pointed out that the CNMI hosting the Pacific islands Environment Conference is a testament the Commonwealth's dedication and seriousness in addressing global warming and the rising sea levels.
Mr Talouli said SPREP recognised that more work needed to be done because there were 800 World war 2 wrecks that posed high risk environmental damage in the five Pacific countries - FSM, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands ...
Update: 8:56PM For many countries the ocean and Sustainable Development Goal 14 is of some importance but for the Pacific islands, the ocean is crucial and ...
This legacy continues to threaten not just Pacific islanders and the Pacific Ocean, but the health and wellbeing of all the planet's oceans and the people who depend upon them.
"An island is a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is above water at high tide," according to the UN Convention on the Law of the sea (Unclos).
Indonesia's new ambassador to New Zealand says issues of importance to Pacific Island countries are his country's concerns too.
The Cook Islands have, in its government's own words, a "precarious reliance" on importing diesel to generate electricity.
President Peter Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia said nuclear contamination is a serious threat for small island countries in the north Pacific because of claims that the fall-out from the nuclear tests conducted in the Marshall Islands ...
The multicultural diversity of UN Assistance Mission (UNAMID) in Darfur was displayed on the occasion of the Pacific islands and Mongolia UNPOL Medals Parade in recognition of their peacekeeping service late last month. Fijian police officers make up ...
For many Pacific Island states, the current forecasts for rising sea levels due to climate change will severely impact their territory.
Last month, I joined a number of leaders from Pacific Small Island Developing States, a group of 11 island nations, to discuss steps our region can take to advance the same goal.


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