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    'Great, and getting better': Rabuka free to contest Fiji election on Wednesday

    'Great, and getting better': Rabuka free to contest Fiji election on Wednesday


    Former Fijian prime minister and leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party, Sitiveni Rabuka, is finally free to contest the country's general election this...

    Former Fijian prime minister and leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party, Sitiveni Rabuka, is finally free to contest the country's general election this week.
    New Caledonia chooses to stay with France, Macron

    New Caledonia chooses to stay with France, Macron


    A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence, election officials announced Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a full dialogue on the region's...


    A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence, election officials announced Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a full dialogue on the region's future.
    Government blindsided as Niue signs up to Chinese blandishments

    Government blindsided as Niue signs up to Chinese blandishments


    China has "blindsided" New Zealand by signing a multimillion dollar deal with the tiny island state of Niue – and is said to be on the brink of signing another with the tourism trophy that is the Cook...

    China has "blindsided" New Zealand by signing a multimillion dollar deal with the tiny island state of Niue – and is said to be on the brink of signing another with the tourism trophy that is the Cook Islands.
    In New Caledonia, a vote on whether to quit France

    In New Caledonia, a vote on whether to quit France


    Paris and the political leaders who hold sway over this South Pacific island chain are nearly 17,000 kilometres away. The question now for New Caledonia is whether to keep these faraway bonds or splinter off as the world's newest...

    Paris and the political leaders who hold sway over this South Pacific island chain are nearly 17,000 kilometres away. The question now for New Caledonia is whether to keep these faraway bonds or splinter off as the world's newest nation.
    How to meet the royal couple while they're in New Zealand

    How to meet the royal couple while they're in New Zealand


    The royals are coming! After a hugely successful visit to Australia, Fiji and Tonga, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now on their way to New Zealand to finish up their 16-day...

    The royals are coming! After a hugely successful visit to Australia, Fiji and Tonga, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now on their way to New Zealand to finish up their 16-day tour.
    Tongan students serenade Harry and Meghan with a song about mosquitoes

    Tongan students serenade Harry and Meghan with a song about mosquitoes


    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex laughed as they were serenaded with a song about mosquitoes during a visit to the oldest school in the...

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex laughed as they were serenaded with a song about mosquitoes during a visit to the oldest school in the Pacific.
    Meghan Markle makes fashion faux pas on visit to Tonga

    Meghan Markle makes fashion faux pas on visit to Tonga


    From Fiji's forest green Jason Wu, to Tonga's ravishing red Self Portrait, the Duchess of Sussex has proved herself the queen of the quick change when it comes to...

    From Fiji's forest green Jason Wu, to Tonga's ravishing red Self Portrait, the Duchess of Sussex has proved herself the queen of the quick change when it comes to couture. 
    Royals Harry and Meghan arrive in Tonga on Pacific tour

    Royals Harry and Meghan arrive in Tonga on Pacific tour


    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Tonga, where people gathered at the airport to welcome them wearing traditional outfits, playing guitars and...

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Tonga, where people gathered at the airport to welcome them wearing traditional outfits, playing guitars and singing.
    'Worth every effort': Meghan gives her first speech of the royal tour in Fiji

    'Worth every effort': Meghan gives her first speech of the royal tour in Fiji


    Wearing a floral pink and blue print with a garland of glorious tropical flowers, the Duchess of Sussex delivered an impassioned plea in Fiji about the importance of educating girls, her first speech this royal...

    Wearing a floral pink and blue print with a garland of glorious tropical flowers, the Duchess of Sussex delivered an impassioned plea in Fiji about the importance of educating girls, her first speech this royal tour.
    Meghan stands out in sky-blue Safiyaa gown at Fiji state dinner

    Meghan stands out in sky-blue Safiyaa gown at Fiji state dinner


    The Duchess of Sussex treated royal fans to a glimpse of her growing baby bump in a stunning gown for a state dinner in Suva,...


    The Duchess of Sussex treated royal fans to a glimpse of her growing baby bump in a stunning gown for a state dinner in Suva, Fiji.
    Meghan Markle rushed through dark market on royal visit to Fiji

    Meghan Markle rushed through dark market on royal visit to Fiji


    The Duchess of Sussex was rushed through her visit to an indoor market in Fiji's capital over apparent concerns about the location's...

    The Duchess of Sussex was rushed through her visit to an indoor market in Fiji's capital over apparent concerns about the location's security.
    Nauru kids could be in limbo because of security fears about parents

    Nauru kids could be in limbo because of security fears about parents


    Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has revealed 13 refugee children on Nauru are with parents deemed national security risks by the United States, raising the question of which country might ever take those children without breaking up the...

    Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has revealed 13 refugee children on Nauru are with parents deemed national security risks by the United States, raising the question of which country might ever take those children without breaking up the families.
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive in Fiji for three-day visit

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive in Fiji for three-day visit


    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the South...

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the South Pacific.
    Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for first downunder tour

    Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for first downunder tour


    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in Sydney ahead of their first Australia and Pacific tour as a...

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in Sydney ahead of their first Australia and Pacific tour as a couple.
    7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

    7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea


    A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Service...

    A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Service reports.
    Airline says passenger died in South Pacific lagoon plane crash

    Airline says passenger died in South Pacific lagoon plane crash


    A South Pacific airline has announced that a passenger died when a plane crashed into a Pacific lagoon in Micronesia last...

    A South Pacific airline has announced that a passenger died when a plane crashed into a Pacific lagoon in Micronesia last week.
    Defence Force aircraft finds two men adrift in Pacific

    Defence Force aircraft finds two men adrift in Pacific


    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found two men adrift on a boat in the Pacific, four days after two fishermen were reported missing...

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found two men adrift on a boat in the Pacific, four days after two fishermen were reported missing from Kiribati.