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By Justin Latif, Local Democracy reporter Auckland councillor Fa'anānā Efeso Collins received death threats after criticising a reality police TV show, and says it has...

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa Hospitals in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua are nearing full capacity amid a surge in covid-19 cases, with health officials...

RNZ Pacific Samoa's new FAST Party government has got down to work this morning, meeting with the heads of government departments, more than 100 days...

COMMENT: By John Minto US ice cream manufacturer Ben and Jerry has announced it will no longer sell icecream in the occupied Palestinian Territories. This is...

By Harry Lock, RNZ News reporter The tourism and hospitality sectors are disappointed but understanding of the New Zealand decision to suspend the travel bubble. Prime...

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia-Ah Tong in Apia Samoa's Court of Appeal ruled today that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party was the...

RNZ Pacific Fifteen more deaths, including that of a 102-year-old woman, and 918 positive cases have been confirmed by Fijian health officials in the 24...

By Irfan Kamil in Jakarta Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has condemned the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) under the leadership of Firli Bahuri as an "authoritarian...

By Ena Manuireva and Tony Fala About 35 people joined an Auckland rally last Sunday in solidarity with a Mā'ohi Nui Lives Matter demonstration by...

By Timoci Vula in Suva Two Fijian pregnant women are among the 21 covid-19 deaths reported within a seven-day period from July 14. Their babies, however,...

By Andrew McRae, RNZ News reporter The umbrella term Pacific Islander or Polynesian has been criticised as degrading and insensitive. Researcher Dr Seini Taufa, who is...

COMMENT: By Professor Biman Prasad Pictures and videos emerging about the shocking and deplorable conditions for covid-isolated patients in Fiji hospitals are no surprise. Nor...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A pro-independence movement in West Papua has appealed to several Western countries -- including New Zealand -- to provide urgent humanitarian...

EDITORIAL: By the editorial board of The Jakarta Post The unanimous House of Representatives decision in Indonesia last week to endorse the revised Papuan Special...

By Farah Hancock, RNZ data journalist, In Depth People are going hungry even though New Zealand produces enough food to feed 40 million -- and...

ANALYSIS: By Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato The multi-country condemnation of cyber-attacks by Chinese state-sponsored agencies is a sign of increasing frustration at recent behaviour....

SPECIAL REPORT: By Patrick Angrai Jerolyn Arimbandai was the only woman teacher of a newly established Catholic-run high school in the Middle Ramu district of...

RNZ News New Zealand's cyber security agency believes China has been behind numerous hack attacks spanning years. The government joined Western allies and Japan in calling...

Tabloid Jubi in Jayapura The West Papuan Council of Churches (WPCC) has condemned the Indonesian government's Special Autonomy (Otsus) law ratified by the Jakarta parliament...

ANALYSIS: By Dan McGarry, The Village Explainer I wasn’t invited to the inaugural Vanuatu media awards a couple of weeks ago. Nor was I asked...

RNZ Pacific Fiji has recorded 784 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours to 8am on Monday. That compares to 1043 cases in the previous...

RNZ Pacific A New Zealand explorer who trekked in West Papua before Indonesian rule says he is saddened to see what colonisation has done to...