Monthly Archives: October 2021

Rev James Bhagwan

ANALYSIS: By Wesley Morgan, Griffith University The Pacific Islands are at the frontline of climate change. But as rising seas threaten their very existence, these...
Port Moresby General Hospital in crisis

By Gorethy Kenneth in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s biggest referral hospital has reached a crisis point as the covid-19 pandemic positivity rate surged drastically...
Let's Talanoa seriesvideo

Episode 1 one of the Let's Talanoa series - "Know Your Vax". Asia Pacific Report newsdesk New Zealand reported a record 129 new community cases of...
Middlemore Hospital triage tent

RNZ News The New Zealand government has announced details of its Covid-19 Protection Framework, involving the roll-out of a "traffic-light" system once all district health...
Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes 22102021

RNZ Pacific New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS party has called for "non-participation" in the independence referendum on December 12. The Kanak alliance wants the vote postponed until...
Deforestation in Central Kalimantan

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Illegal palm oil plantations are destroying protected Indonesian rainforests and other habitats -- and New Zealand’s industrial dairy sector is a...
Western Province Premier David Gina

By Ulutah Gina in Gizo, Solomon Islands Western Province Premier David Gina has called for reintroduction of capital punishment in Solomon Islands and has appealed...
"Visas for vaccinations"

By Gill Bonnett, RNZ News immigration reporter Pacific leaders say offering "visas for vaccinations' would be the ultimate incentive for New Zealand overstayers to get...
Dr Collin Tukuitonga

RNZ Pacific A Pacific public health expert says a premature transition of covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand could be lethal for Māori and Pasifika communities. The...
Papua New Guinea has about 51,957 illegally and unlicensed firearms

By Rebecca Kuku in Port Moresby Many allegations have been levelled against Papua New Guinea's disciplinary forces over the years, alleging that police and soldiers...
News media comment on three positive covid-19 cases absconding from an Auckland managed isolation facility

RNZ News New Zealand today reported a drop by a third in the number of new community cases of covid-19 to 60 after a record...
Kanaky referendum flags

RNZ Pacific A leading anti-independence politician in New Caledonia, Sonia Backes, has rejected calls for the referendum on independence from France to be postponed, saying...
NZ public interest journalism

SPECIAL REPORT: By Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia-Pacific Report “Public interest journalism plays a crucial role in promoting the quality of public life, protecting individuals from...
NZ Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare

RNZ News New Zealand's Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare today thanked all Māori providers, iwi, hapū, practitioners, vaccinators and district health board (DHB) staff for...
Arrested Papuan activists protest 30-09-2021

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk The International Coalition for Papua (ICP) says there has been an increase in the number of arbitrary arrests in its latest...
Pacific Islands Forum Secretary-General Henry Puna

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist The head of the Pacific Islands Forum says New Zealand's climate aid boost augurs well heading into COP26, and...
Professor Michael Baker

RNZ News Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says his biggest concern is that the spread of the delta variant of covid-19 in New Zealand is an...
Pacific Aftershocks

By Don Wiseman, RNZ Pacific deputy news editor Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be...
Goroka Provincial Hospital

SPECIAL REPORT: By Gorethy Kenneth of the PNG Post-Courier in Goroka, Papua New Guinea The flowers outside the building are in full bloom -- green,...
Julian Willcox Vaxathon

RNZ News The number of covid-19 vaccinations given out during New Zealand's Super Saturday event yesterday has just ticked over the 130,000 mark. In a statement...
Fiji vaccine rollout

ANALYSIS: By Ian Kemish, The University of Queensland Things were looking very bad three months ago for both Papua New Guinea and Fiji. The two...
PNG Prime Minister James Marape being vaccinated

PNG Post-Courier Half of Papua New Guinea’s parliamentarians are still not vaccinated despite widespread calls from the government, the business community, churches and civil society...