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    The journalists giving Samoa's poorest families a voice

    The journalists giving Samoa's poorest families a voice


    A Samoan newspaper is telling the stories of the country's poorest. Photojournalist IAIN MCGREGOR travelled with the reporting...

    A Samoan newspaper is telling the stories of the country's poorest. Photojournalist IAIN MCGREGOR travelled with the reporting team.  
    Unicef: Blind student's message - 'See our ability, not our disability'

    Unicef: Blind student's message - 'See our ability, not our disability'


    Kopex Tim stops for a brief moment when his cane hits something. His younger brother Hanika moves ahead, and seeing the piece of wood in the middle of the track, removes...

    Kopex Tim stops for a brief moment when his cane hits something. His younger brother Hanika moves ahead, and seeing the piece of wood in the middle of the track, removes it.
    New $180m fund to help counter NZ's 'decreasing influence' in Pacific

    New $180m fund to help counter NZ's 'decreasing influence' in Pacific


    The Government has created a new fund to help deliver flagship international development projects, as part of New Zealand's Pacific...

    The Government has created a new fund to help deliver flagship international development projects, as part of New Zealand's Pacific "reset". 
    Earthquake hits Vanuatu

    Earthquake hits Vanuatu


    A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of Vanuatu, USGS...

    A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of Vanuatu, USGS reports.
    Charities Services investigates complaint into seaborne medical aid charity

    Charities Services investigates complaint into seaborne medical aid charity


    Charities Services are looking into a complaint against the Floating Foundation, whose founder is alleged to have bullied women on board and pursued young volunteers for...

    Charities Services are looking into a complaint against the Floating Foundation, whose founder is alleged to have bullied women on board and pursued young volunteers for sex.
    The philanthropist's net: Women who were trapped in paradise

    The philanthropist's net: Women who were trapped in paradise


    Those close to Craig Koning call him a Pied Piper, seducing numerous young women into joining him in a tropical dream of his own creation. But afloat on the Pacific Ocean with him, as the verbal and psychological abuse worsened, the only place to go was...

    Those close to Craig Koning call him a Pied Piper, seducing numerous young women into joining him in a tropical dream of his own creation. But afloat on the Pacific Ocean with him, as the verbal and psychological abuse worsened, the only place to go was overboard.
    Bollywood star Ileana D'Cruz's powerful message for Fiji students

    Bollywood star Ileana D'Cruz's powerful message for Fiji students


    Bollywood star Ileana D'Cruz delighted scores of students in Fiji when she visited Rampur Primary School in Navua yesterday, Wednesday, June...

    Bollywood star Ileana D'Cruz delighted scores of students in Fiji when she visited Rampur Primary School in Navua yesterday, Wednesday, June 6.
    A community desperate for clean water in rural Papua New Guinea

    A community desperate for clean water in rural Papua New Guinea


    Otmar is inconsolably thirsty. Sitting in the arms of his mother, the one-year-old boy cries out and reaches in the direction of a plastic cup. But, for now the cup is empty and his mother can only try to soothe...

    Otmar is inconsolably thirsty. Sitting in the arms of his mother, the one-year-old boy cries out and reaches in the direction of a plastic cup. But, for now the cup is empty and his mother can only try to soothe him.
    Malnutrition: A silent killer throughout the provinces of Papua New Guinea

    Malnutrition: A silent killer throughout the provinces of Papua New Guinea


    Cradled in the arms of her mother, baby Adaline is too feeble even to crawl. Her legs and arms are malformed, the ribs visible through her skin. The bones of her jaw protrude, the mouth locked perpetually in an expression like agony.   Julie Myron, the...

    Cradled in the arms of her mother, baby Adaline is too feeble even to crawl. Her legs and arms are malformed, the ribs visible through her skin. The bones of her jaw protrude, the mouth locked perpetually in an expression like agony.
     
    Julie Myron, the girl's mother, looks on with concern. The top part of her baby's arm - measured the whole way round with a malnutrition armband - is only 10.9cm, roughly the girth of a thin branch from the pandanus tree.
     
    Her daughter is in the red zone, red that represents danger; red that indicates severe acute malnutrition.
    Three amputations a day: Fiji diabetes death rate worst in the world

    Three amputations a day: Fiji diabetes death rate worst in the world


    Fiji has the highest death rate from diabetes in the world with 188 of 100,000 fatalities being attributed to the disease, the latest life expectancy world rankings...

    Fiji has the highest death rate from diabetes in the world with 188 of 100,000 fatalities being attributed to the disease, the latest life expectancy world rankings show.
    Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he could be open to NZ refugee deal

    Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he could be open to NZ refugee deal


    Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is willing to consider a New Zealand offer to resettle some refugees held in offshore detention, but only if they're banned from ever going to...

    Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is willing to consider a New Zealand offer to resettle some refugees held in offshore detention, but only if they're banned from ever going to Australia.
    Nadi-Tavua match set to kick off Fiji FACT 2018

    Nadi-Tavua match set to kick off Fiji FACT 2018


    Defending champion Rewa take on Ba in the feature match of the Vodafone Fiji FACT soccer tournament which kicks off in Nausori tomorrow (Friday, May...

    Defending champion Rewa take on Ba in the feature match of the Vodafone Fiji FACT soccer tournament which kicks off in Nausori tomorrow (Friday, May 25).
    Can customers force change in how tuna is fished?

    Can customers force change in how tuna is fished?


    OPINION: If you wanted an example of the power you have as a consumer to force change, it'd be hard to go past...

    OPINION: If you wanted an example of the power you have as a consumer to force change, it'd be hard to go past eggs.