Monthly Archives: April 2024

Solomon Islands voters board the MV Taimareho 1

By Koroi Hawkins, RNZ Pacific editor It is the final day of election campaigning in Solomon Islands and there is a palpable sense of anticipation...
Tens of thousands of pro-independence supporters with Kanaky flags

By Patrick Decloitre, RNZ Pacific correspondent French Pacific desk New Caledonia's capital was on Saturday flooded by two simultaneous waves of French and Kanaky flags...
Newshub's Simon Shepherd reporting on TVNZ

This week the two biggest TV broadcasters in Aotearoa New Zealand confirmed plans to cut news programmes by midyear - and the jobs of...
Pro-independence protesters and a sea of "Kanaky" flags take over the Place des Cocotiers

By Patrick Decloitre, RNZ Pacific correspondent French Pacific desk Security forces reinforcements were sent from France ahead of two rival marches in the capital Nouméa...
New Zealand pilot Phillip Mehrtens

RNZ Pacific More videos appear to have been released by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) showing New Zealand hostage Phillip Mehrtens. The New Zealander...
"Nameless, faceless Palestinians" - a NZ newspaper editorial comment: Refaat Alareer

Pacific Media Watch This unpublished "heartfelt" letter sent to The Press this week criticising its April 6 editorial about a "turning point" in the deadly...
PNG training includes the definition of public interest journalism

Loop PNG Facilitated by ABC International Development, and conducted by veteran journalist Scott Waide, the first-of-its-kind training in Papua New Guinea aims to plug the...
An unknown Papuan artist's depiction of the graphic torture videos

By Sharon Muller of Arah Juang On Friday, March 22, a video circulated of TNI (Indonesian military) soldiers torturing a civilian in Papua. In the...
Indigenous rights advocate Raymond Quitugua

By Mark Rabago, RNZ Pacific Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas correspondent A man on Saipan has burned the official CNMI flag in protest, saying that...
Ultimately Newshub's demise is a story of ruthless transnational interests

COMMENTARY: By Martyn Bradbury, editor of The Daily Blog The day the news axe fell: Presenters, insiders fear ‘huge blow for democracy’ The future of New...
Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas and John Feakes

PNG Post-Courier The Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, John Feakes, has become the first foreign diplomat to visit the "valley of tears" in...
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Ankit Panda says it is crucial smaller states and Pacific nations concerned about potential nuclear conflic

By Eleisha Foon, RNZ Pacific senior journalist Pacific nations and smaller states are being urged to unite to avoid being caught in the crossfire of...
"Black Day" . . . . How the New Zealand Herald saw it

RNZ News Warner Bros Discovery will struggle to retain viewers in New Zealand if it has no news operation, Newshub journalist Paddy Gower predicts, as...
Going . . . going . . . New Zealand's second largest TV brand Newshub

By Hayden Donnell, RNZ Mediawatch producer Warner Bros Discovery has confirmed its plans to shut down Newshub in Aotearoa New Zealand, including its website and...
"Shame on you Tarakinikini"

SPECIAL REPORT: By Richard Naidu, editor of Islands Business South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been described...
New Zealand's Newshub on Three

RNZ News All of Newshub operations -- part of New Zealand's second largest television news network channel Three -- are to be shut down and...
French security forces preparing to enter Saint Louis tribe area near the capital Nouméa 09April24

By Patrick Decloitre, RNZ Pacific correspondent French Pacific desk Fresh clashes in New Caledonia have erupted in the suburbs of Nouméa between security forces and...
Palestine's Ambassador Riyad Mansour at the UN

Asia Pacific Report The leader of a New Zealand solidarity group of Palestinian self-determination supporters has accused the country's Foreign Minister Winston Peters of making...
Starlink has become or is becoming available around the Pacific

By Caleb Fotheringham, RNZ Pacific journalist Broadband satellite service provider Starlink is now being used in the Pacific but not always legally, for now. In Vanuatu,...
NZ Foreign Miinister Winston Peters

RNZ News New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has told the United Nations the situation in Gaza is an "utter catastrophe" and criticised the...
ULMWP president Benny Wenda

By Doddy Morris of the Vanuatu Daily Post It has been 60 years since Indonesia has been refused humanitarian agencies and international media access to...
Majuro Atoll, the capital of the Marshall Islands

By Giff Johnson, editor, Marshall Islands Journal, and RNZ Pacific correspondent Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack is raising the alarm about criminal behaviour involving Marshallese deported...