Monthly Archives: June 2024

Pacific Journalism Review

By Mark Pearson Journalists, publishers, academics, diplomats and NGO representatives from throughout the Asia-Pacific region will gather for the 2024 Pacific International Media Conference hosted...
Hezbollah has an estimated 150,000 missiles and rockets, including some that could reach deep into Israel

ANALYSIS: By Ian Parmeter, Australian National University Among the many sayings attributed to Winston Churchill is, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed...
Former Green Party MP and foreign affairs spokesperson Keith Locke

RNZ News Former Green MP Keith Locke, a passionate activist and anti-war critic once described as "conscience of the year", has died in hospital, aged...
Green Party MP Teanau Tuiono

RNZ Pacific Public submissions have closed on a bill which would offer a pathway to New Zealand citizenship to a group of Samoans born between...
Solidarity action in Vanuatu in support of the indigenous Kanak Indigenous people of New Caledonia

By Mong Palatino of Global Voices The situation has remained tense in the French Pacific territory of Kanaky New Caledonia more than a month after...
French Ambassador to the Pacific Véronique Roger-Lacan

By Lydia Lewis, RNZ Pacific journalist As New Caledonia passes the one-month mark since violent and deadly clashes erupted on last month, there has been...
A UN probe into the Israeli military’s bombing of Gaza has pointed to the laws of war being “consistently violated”

Asia Pacific Report A pro-Palestinian advocacy group has put the New Zealand government "on notice" over its alleged complicity with Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza...
French police crackdown in Nouméa

By Patrick Decloitre, RNZ Pacific correspondent French Pacific desk New Caledonia's security forces have arrested eight people believed to be involved in the organisation of...
NZ hostage pilot Phillip Mehrtens

By Caleb Fotheringham, RNZ Pacific journalist All parties, including West Papuan pro-independence fighters who took Phillip Mehrtens hostage, want the New Zealand pilot released but...
French police deployed at the Nouméa headquarters of the Caledonian Union in today's crackdown

Asia Pacific Report French police and gendarmes force were deployed around the political headquarters of the pro-independence Caledonian Union in Kanaky New Caledonia's Nouméa suburb...
West Papua is home to the world's third-largest rainforest

Asia Pacific Report The Centre for Climate Crime and Justice at Queen Mary University of London will host a Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on State and...
PNG Post-Courier

EDITORIAL: PNG Post-Courier We support Count Me In 2024. It is an important national census event for Papua New Guinea. It is supported by the...
Miss Samoa Moemoana Schwenke

By Caleb Fotheringham, RNZ Pacific journalist West Papuan pro-independence supporters are calling Indonesia's condemnation of Israel hypocritical considering its occupation of Papua for 61 years. The...
Geneva Convention 1949

Kia Ora Gaza An international lawyer and former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Diana Buttu, says it is a myth that the siege...
Wabag, the provincial capital of Enga

By Caleb Fotheringham, RNZ Pacific journalist National politicians and pastors are fuelling the tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea by supplying guns and ammunition, says...
Hamas political bureau leader Ismail Haniyeh

Asia Pacific Report The head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, says the group is ready to accept an agreement that guarantees a permanent...
Kanaky and Palestine as the same struggle

Pacific Media Watch Earthwise presenters Lois and Martin Griffiths of Plains FM96.9 radio talk to Dr David Robie, a New Zealand author, independent journalist and...
Jubilant scenes at the end of FestPAC 2024

RNZ Pacific The director of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture Dr Aaron Sala says "it's up to all Pacific nations and their ancestors...
FLNKS leaders meeting at Netchaot village

By Patrick Decloitre, RNZ Pacific correspondent French Pacific desk The national congress of New Caledonia's pro-independence platform, the FLNKS, was postponed at the weekend due...

RNZ Pacific The leaders of Papua New Guinea and New Zealand have discussed a refreshed partnership that could boost the number of places for short-term...
NZ Prime Minister Christopher Luxon

PNG Post-Courier New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will stop over in Port Moresby today for a quick bilateral with Prime Minister James Marape before...
Rana Hamida on the frontline of a recent Auckland march against genocide

Asia Pacific Report New Zealand activists Youssef Sammour and Rana Hamida have been selected to join the volunteer crew on the international Freedom Flotilla ship...