RNZ Pacific Switzerland will not allow visa-free entry for Vanuatu citizens whose passports were issued on or after May 25, 2015. The ban will stay in...

RNZ Pacific Samoa and China do not have any plans for military ties, Samoa Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa says. Fiamē -- who is on a...

By Arieta Vakasukawaqa in Suva Former FijiFirst party member and parliamentarian Alifereti Nabulivou claims many Fijians across the country have only one thing in mind:...

By Claudia Tally in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s Common Roll, important for the voting population in the 2022 National General Elections next month, has...

RNZ Pacific New Caledonia's first round of the French National Assembly election has seen surprise advances of the pro-independence Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front...

RNZ News A New Zealand cabinet reshuffle today was sparked by the departures of Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi and the parliamentary Speaker, Trevor Mallard. Earlier, it...

RNZ Pacific A new report on the economic impacts of climate change faced by the world's most at-risk countries has found the climate crisis has...

By Matthew Rosenberg in Gisborne A Gisborne councillor has called into question the mayor’s ability to lead the region forward, saying her background makes it...

RNZ News The New Zealand government is considering more action to crack down on violent gang behaviour but has dismissed the idea of a ban...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A protest action by Papuan students which took place in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar, which was opposing the...

COMMENTARY: By John Minto A detailed study of the killing of journalists released this week by Countercurrents shows that Israel leads the world in this...

By Miriam Zarriga in Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea The full strength of the Papua New Guinea security forces has yet to be deployed into...

RNZ Pacific Vanuatu's Speaker was forced to suspend a special parliamentary sitting today after the opposition and several government MPs did not turn up. They were...

RNZ Pacific A Russian-owned superyacht docked in Fiji has left for the United States after a Fiji court ordered its removal, saying it was a...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Newly elected Māori Pati president and columnist John Tamihere has launched a blistering criticism of New Zealand’s negative media attitude to...

By Miriam Zarriga in Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinean police are investigating serious firearms offences allegedly involving five candidates contesting the election...

RNZ Pacific In Vanuatu, one key party in the government says it will boycott tomorrow's planned session of Parliament. That session is due to consider several...

RNZ Pacific The global community needs to "be inspired" to defend the world's oceans ahead of the second United Nations Oceans Conference in Lisbon at...

By Thierry Lepani and Miriam Zarriga in Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea The ugly side of Papua New Guinean elections has shown its face in...

By Lice Movono, RNZ Pacific correspondent in Suva and Koroi Hawkins, RNZ Pacific journalist In a watershed moment, Pacific Islands Forum leaders have agreed on...