RNZ Pacific A Pacific public health expert says a premature transition of covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand could be lethal for Māori and Pasifika communities. The...

By Rebecca Kuku in Port Moresby Many allegations have been levelled against Papua New Guinea's disciplinary forces over the years, alleging that police and soldiers...

RNZ News New Zealand today reported a drop by a third in the number of new community cases of covid-19 to 60 after a record...

RNZ Pacific A leading anti-independence politician in New Caledonia, Sonia Backes, has rejected calls for the referendum on independence from France to be postponed, saying...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia-Pacific Report “Public interest journalism plays a crucial role in promoting the quality of public life, protecting individuals from...

RNZ News New Zealand's Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare today thanked all Māori providers, iwi, hapū, practitioners, vaccinators and district health board (DHB) staff for...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk The International Coalition for Papua (ICP) says there has been an increase in the number of arbitrary arrests in its latest...

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist The head of the Pacific Islands Forum says New Zealand's climate aid boost augurs well heading into COP26, and...

RNZ News Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says his biggest concern is that the spread of the delta variant of covid-19 in New Zealand is an...

By Don Wiseman, RNZ Pacific deputy news editor Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Gorethy Kenneth of the PNG Post-Courier in Goroka, Papua New Guinea The flowers outside the building are in full bloom -- green,...

RNZ News The number of covid-19 vaccinations given out during New Zealand's Super Saturday event yesterday has just ticked over the 130,000 mark. In a statement...

ANALYSIS: By Ian Kemish, The University of Queensland Things were looking very bad three months ago for both Papua New Guinea and Fiji. The two...

PNG Post-Courier Half of Papua New Guinea’s parliamentarians are still not vaccinated despite widespread calls from the government, the business community, churches and civil society...

RNZ News Aotearoa New Zealand easily eclipsed the government's "Super Saturday" day-long goal of 100,000 vaccine doses today, with 129,519 doses given out by 8pm...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk More than 120 extra vaccination sites will be open for New Zealand's 'Super Saturday' event tomorrow, with the Ministry of Health...

RNZ News National Māori Pandemic Group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā co-leader Dr Papaarangi Reid has supported a return to a level 4 lockdown over the...

By Arjuna Pademme in Jayapura Advocates warn that the the involvement of the Indonesian military (TNI) in a food estate programme initiated by the government...

By Lenny Tristia Tambun and Novy Lumanauw in Gresik, East Java President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has laid the foundation stone for a giant smelter belonging...

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist A coalition of Māori health organisations in Auckland is urging the New Zealand government to return to a covid-19...