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RNZ Pacific Five months after Samoa's April 9 general election the FAST party government finally began its first parliamentary session today. But it was without the...

By Arieta Vakasukawaqa in Suva Nauru president Lionel Aingimea has accused Fiji of being "divisive" over its refusal to pay its share of funding for...

By Jale Daucakacaka in Suva Fiji Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s “petulance” has become tiresome and unnecessary, says prominent lawyer and advocate Graham Leung. He made the statement...

By Luke Rawalai in Suva Both University of the South Pacific staff unions have attacked claims made in Parliament last week by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Michael Field of The Pacific Newsroom Sāmoa’s defeated prime minister is plotting civil unrest that will climax when a new Legislative Assembly...

By Miriam Zarriga in Port Moresby Speaker Job Pomat walked into an empty chamber of Papua New Guinea's Parliament after the bell was rung about...

ANALYSIS: By Steven Ratuva The frequent detention and questioning of some of Fiji's political leaders by the police late last month for merely engaging in...

By Arieta Vakasukawaqa in Suva Violence can only hinder Fiji’s safe passage leading up to next year's next general election, says former prime minister Sitiveni...

RNZ Pacific After previous calls for the Samoan Parliament to convene so a national budget can be passed, the ruling FAST Party now says there...

RNZ Pacific Fiji's opposition MPs who were arrested after their criticism of a government land bill say they will not be intimidated or silenced. Police have...

ANALYSIS: By Dan McGarry, The Village Explainer I wasn’t invited to the inaugural Vanuatu media awards a couple of weeks ago. Nor was I asked...

RNZ Pacific A convicted Tongan government minister, 'Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband 'Etuate Lavulavu have each been jailed for six years. They were sentenced today in...

RNZ Pacific Samoa's Supreme Court has ruled that the FAST party's swearing in at Parliament last month was illegal. But it has also ruled that Parliament...

RNZ Pacific The Court of Appeal in Samoa says its ruling from June 2 on the sixth women's seat cannot be used to delay the...

RNZ Pacific Vanuatu Supreme Court judge Justice Oliver Saksak has upheld a decision by the former Speaker of Parliament to expel 19 government MPs from...

RNZ Pacific Vanuatu Supreme Court judge Justice Oliver Saksak has granted a stay on the vacation of 19 seats in the country's Parliament. On Tuesday, the...

RNZ Pacific The speaker of the Vanuatu Parliament has declared the seats of the prime minister, the deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs...

By Luke Nacei in Suva Social media posts by two outspoken Suva-based lawyers have been raised in Parliament over a critical culture “that has been...

ANALYSIS: By Fuimaono Dylan Asafo Samoa's Court of Appeal (CA) ruled yesterday that Article 44(1A) of the Constitution requires that six women should sit in...

EDITORIAL: By the Editorial Board As the focus of Samoa’s political crisis shifts to the courtrooms of our Supreme and District Courts, and with Monday,...

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist Samoa's incoming prime minister has called for the caretaker Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) government to relinquish power so...

RNZ News Samoa's Prime Minister-elect says she does not think the accusation of treason by the incumbent leader holds sway and suggested he his having...