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SPECIAL REPORT: By Sheldon Chanel in Suva Much of archipelagic Fiji was forced indoors by lockdowns and a nationwide curfew in March last year when...

Asia Pacific Report The indigenous people of West Papua have rejected the extension of special autonomy and the planned expansion of new provinces announced by...

By RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinean health authorities are struggling to gauge the extent of the country's latest covid-19 outbreak. More than 100 new confirmed cases...

Asia Pacific Report The Indonesian state is causing a renewed humanitarian crisis in West Papua. Three young West Papuan men have been murdered by the...

Asia Pacific Report The federal government must act urgently to support small Australian news outlets that could be shut out of commercial deals with Facebook...

By a special Asia Pacific Report correspondent in Jakarta It was September 2019, and exiled Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman was enjoying her final...

By Benny Mawel in Jayapura The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has sent prayers for the recovery of the former Prime Minister of...

By RNZ News Papua New Guinea's covid-19 cases have jumped to more than 1000, including the National Pandemic Controller and members of his family. Eight new...

By a special Asia Pacific Report correspondent Intan Jaya has started Lent with bitter sorrow after losing three young Papuan men alleged to have been...

By António Sampaio in Pante Macassar, Timor-Leste The fear that has led for years to silence dozens of children, allegedly victims of sexual abuse by...

Asia Pacific Report Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, widely regarded as the founding father of independent Papua New Guinea, was in a critical condition in...

By Sheldon Chanel in Suva Facebook’s ban on Australian news will cut off a vital source of authoritative information for the Pacific region, government and...

ANALYSIS: By Diana Bossio, Swinburne University of Technology Facebook this week made good on its threat to block Australians from accessing or posting news content....

By RNZ News The Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) says this week's change in the New Caledonian territorial government has brought hope to...

ANALYSIS: By David Welch, University of Auckland; Jemma Geoghegan, University of Otago; Joep de Ligt, ESR, and Nigel French, Massey University New variants of SARS-CoV-2...

By RNZ News Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has lashed out at Australia for dumping responsibility for a woman and two young children detained at the...

By Rowan Quinn, RNZ News health correspondent Nervous Papatoetoe High School students were lining up today in big numbers to get tested, saying they want...

By Devina Halim in Jakarta The family of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani who was killed in Intan Jaya, Papua, on September 19 last year has agreed...

Director Anna Marbrook honours the last voyage of the great waka maker, sailor and mentor Ema Siope, whose journeys between Aotearoa and Sāmoa are...

By Luke Rawalai in Suva Opposition parliamentarian Ro Filipe Tuisawau claims University of the South Pacific pro-chancellor Winston Thompson and audit and risk committee deputy...

By RNZ News The exact source of Auckland community cases of covid-19 in the latest New Zealand outbreak is the "big unknown" and there could...

ANALYSIS: By Biman Chand Prasad in  Suva The whistleblowing vice-chancellor at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Pal Ahluwalia, has described the illegal...