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By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist As with much of Indonesia, the country's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua are struggling to contain the...

RNZ News New Zealand's first mass vaccination event is getting under way in Manukau where 16,000 people are due to receive a covid-19 vaccine in...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has warned the news media that the country's emergency powers enable the government to target...

RNZ News A UN official with covid-19 has been evacuated from Fiji on a mercy flight after an about-turn from New Zealand's health authorities. RNZ Checkpoint...

By Josefa Babitu in Suva The dream of putting a smile on his mother’s face on his graduation day from university has become one that...

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 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 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,...

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...

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 Fiji has recorded a daily record 1405 new cases of covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8am on Friday. That compares to 1220 cases...

By Josefa Babitu in Suva If it was not for his friend who broke into his home after he was gasping for air, Antonio Ratuvili...

By Godwin Eki in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea has been hit with a positive delta variant case of covid-19 for the first time, Deputy...

By Josefa Babitu in Suva Fiji has recorded 1220 new cases of covid-19 as at 8am today -- the highest daily record so far --...

RNZ Pacific Fiji health authorities have reported an additional 10 deaths from covid-19 over the past week. In his daily statement on covid-19 cases, Health Secretary...

ANALYSIS: By Dicky Budiman, Griffith University Indonesia is currently experiencing a massive spike in covid-19 infection and deaths, as experts (including myself) have unfortunately been...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk The traditional parade on France's national day returns today after a one-year hiatus due to the covid-19 pandemic, reports France 24. European...

By HA Kapisa and Rahmad Nasution in Manokwari, West Papua Indonesian police have begun tightening entry controls in Manokwari district and Sorong city as part...

By Robert Iroga in Honiara The Solomon Islands government has kicked off its full rollout of its nationwide covid vaccination strategy. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said...

RNZ News Another 13 crew from the quarantined fishing vessel Viking Bay have tested positive to covid-19, New Zealand's Ministry of Health says. Two crew had...

By Serafina Silaitoga in Labasa, Fiji Villagers and surrounding farmers in Labasa on Fiji's Vanua Levu island turned up in big numbers for the covid-19...