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Duty reporter/editor of the Asia Pacific Report/Evening Report collaboration or the Pacific Media Centre at the Auckland University of Technology. Feedback: Email the editor

By RNZ Pacific Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have raised the issue of human rights abuses against West Papuans at the UN Human Rights Council in...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Thousands of forest fires have been burning across Indonesian Borneo and Sumatra, disrupting air travel, closing schools and sickening thousands of...

By RNZ Pacific Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has said she "regrets and strongly condemns" the Solomon Islands' decision to establish diplomatic relations with China. The Solomons...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Earlier this week staff and students of the University of the South Pacific received a summary of an independent...

By RNZ Pacific A Fiji opposition MP has been suspended from parliament for six months for refusing to apologise to the Prime Minister. Pio Tikoduadua and...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The New Caledonian-based Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front or FLNKS has condemned the ongoing human rights violations in West Papua...

By RNZ Pacific The University of the South Pacific has said it will implement the recommendations of the independent investigator looking into allegations of mismanagement...

ANALYSIS: By Ben Bohane On November 23 this year, Bougainvilleans will vote in a referendum to decide whether they wish to stay part of Papua...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Wording has played a crucial role in a reportedly "fierce" Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu with Australia allegedly managing to alter...

By Jamie Tahana of RNZ Pacific There was a frenetic energy outside the Sir Tomasi Puapua Convention Centre on Sunday, where the finishing touches were...

By RNZ Pacific Indigenous Pacific knowledge should inform the science to save the world's oceans. That was the consensus among Pacific ocean scientists and other regional...

By RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister has asked China to enter into a free trade agreement with his country, and for in help...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Human rights violations in West Papua are to be given priority at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Tuvalu next week. According...

By RNZ Pacific An aid group in West Papua has reported 182 civilians have died fleeing violence in the Highlands. But the Indonesian military remains sceptical...

By RNZ Pacific A report has detailed shocking levels of physical violence and neglect towards millions of Pacific Islands children, sparking calls for better-targeted aid...

By RNZ Pacific Pacific leaders have declared a climate crisis in the region and are demanding an end to coal mining. The declaration was signed by...

By RNZ News Auckland University of Technology has denied bowing to Chinese government pressure to stop one of its rooms being used for an event...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Australia has a responsibility to protect the Pacific region from the impacts of climate change, PNG’s newly appointed Prime Minister has...

By RNZ Pacific France's outgoing High Commissioner to New Caledonia has said should preparations be needed for a third referendum on independence from France, there...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand police have pepper-sprayed two dogs and arrested three more people at the site of a controversial land dispute in...

COMMENTARY: By Phil Fitzpatrick in Tumby Bay The recent horrific events in Hela Province have brought the role of the police force in Papua New...

By RNZ Pacific West Papuan fighters have killed an Indonesian soldier in a renewed threat to Jakarta's road project there. State news agency Antara reported the...