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RNZ Pacific Vanuatu's Shefa province is recognising Benny Wenda as the interim president of a provisional "independent" West Papuan government. In a country that has historically...

By Robert Iroga in Honiara Solomon Islands police have arrested 217 suspects connected to the three days of rioting and looting in the capital Honiara...

By Rowan Quinn, RNZ News health correspondent Intensive care units and hospitals are getting a boost of hundreds of millions of dollars as the country...

From RNZ Pacific Waves Pro-independence advocates say the human rights situation in West Papua continues to worsen because of "deliberate ignorance" by Pacific neighbours and...

By Robert Iroga in Honiara Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on opposition leader Matthew Wale to resign over allegations that he was...

By John Gerritsen, RNZ News education reporter New Zealand Education Ministry figures indicate just 2.4 percent of school teachers -- about 1400 people -- have...

By Luke Nacei in Suva Opposition whip Lynda Tabuya says Fiji should have taken its cue from Australia and delayed the opening of its borders...

By Robert Iroga in Honiara Opposition leader Matthew Wale has rejected the prime minister’s claim that he and other opposition members were behind last week's...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk From Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau in Aotearoa New Zealand to Paris, France, and from Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara to Jayapura and far beyond,...

RNZ Pacific The New Zealand government is deploying dozens of Defence Force and police personnel to Honiara in the coming days "to help restore peace...

RNZ Pacific Fiji is the latest regional country to announce it is sending security forces to Solomon Islands where major unrest rocked the capital. Days of...

By Walter Zweifel, RNZ Pacific reporter There is growing unease over the French decision to hold Kanaky New Caledonia's third and final independence referendum on...

Former business executive Christopher Luxon has been voted the new leader of New Zealand's opposition National Party after main rival Simon Bridges moved to...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A contingent of 50 Republic of Fiji Military Forces troops flew to Honiara today to help restore security and stability in...

By Jeffrey Elapa in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea's deployment of 37 police and Correctional Services staff to Solomon Islands on Friday was done on...

RNZ News New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced which regions will move into red and which into orange as the new traffic light...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk An editorial in the Chinese English-language mouthpiece Global Times has accused Australia -- and the United States -- of "conniv with...

THE VILLAGE EXPLAINER: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila One of the key characteristics of Melanesian politics is its ability to remain formless and chaotic...

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist The United Nations has glaring problems in Samoa where the government is calling for the UN's role in the...

ANALYSIS: By Anthony Zwi, UNSW There is global concern and widespread alarm at the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, which the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

By Christine Rovoi, RNZ Pacific journalist With no plans to evacuate their citizens from Honiara, the international community is closely monitoring the situation in the...

RNZ Pacific Ninety percent of Pacific people in Aotearoa New Zealand have had their first covid-19 vaccine, while 11 district health boards (DHBs) have reached...