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    Huge rubbish-collecting boom in Pacific Ocean breaks apart

    Huge rubbish-collecting boom in Pacific Ocean breaks apart


    A rubbish collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart and will be hauled back to dry land for...

    A rubbish collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart and will be hauled back to dry land for repairs.
    Tropical Cyclone Mona to hit Fiji over the weekend, but will not affect New Zealand

    Tropical Cyclone Mona to hit Fiji over the weekend, but will not affect New Zealand


    Tropical Cyclone Mona is gathering strength in the Pacific - now intensified to a category two storm - as it spins towards the Fiji island of Vanua Levu, MetService...

    Tropical Cyclone Mona is gathering strength in the Pacific - now intensified to a category two storm - as it spins towards the Fiji island of Vanua Levu, MetService says.
    Fiji on alert for Tropical Cyclone Mona

    Fiji on alert for Tropical Cyclone Mona


    Fiji is on alert for Tropical Cylone Mona which is moving across the...

    Fiji is on alert for Tropical Cylone Mona which is moving across the Pacific.
    16 of 21 crew members rescued from burning ship near Hawaii

    16 of 21 crew members rescued from burning ship near Hawaii


    Good Samaritans on nearby merchant vessels have rescued 16 members of the crew of a Panamanian car carrier heading from Japan to Hawaii that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean, the US Coast Guard...

    Good Samaritans on nearby merchant vessels have rescued 16 members of the crew of a Panamanian car carrier heading from Japan to Hawaii that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean, the US Coast Guard said.
    Boy dies on flight from Auckland to Samoa

    Boy dies on flight from Auckland to Samoa


    A young boy has died on board a flight from Auckland to Samoa, despite attempts by cabin crew to save...

    A young boy has died on board a flight from Auckland to Samoa, despite attempts by cabin crew to save him.
    Psychiatrist a no-show at inquest into Auckland man's death in Samoan custody

    Psychiatrist a no-show at inquest into Auckland man's death in Samoan custody


     The psychiatrist who treated a New Zealand man shortly before he was found dead in a Samoan prison cell has refused to give evidence at an inquest into the man's...

     The psychiatrist who treated a New Zealand man shortly before he was found dead in a Samoan prison cell has refused to give evidence at an inquest into the man's death.
    Three men charged over death of AUT graduate in Samoa

    Three men charged over death of AUT graduate in Samoa


    Samoan police have charged three men over the death of former Auckland student Jeremiah...

    Samoan police have charged three men over the death of former Auckland student Jeremiah Malaki Tauili'ili.
    Former Auckland student dies after allegedly being beaten in Samoa

    Former Auckland student dies after allegedly being beaten in Samoa


    Samoan police are investigating the death of an Auckland University of Technology graduate who was allegedly attacked in...

    Samoan police are investigating the death of an Auckland University of Technology graduate who was allegedly attacked in Apia.
    Police storm Papua New Guinea parliament for APEC summit pay

    Police storm Papua New Guinea parliament for APEC summit pay


    Disgruntled police and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament in a pay dispute that stemmed from an international summit hosted by the South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker...

    Disgruntled police and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament in a pay dispute that stemmed from an international summit hosted by the South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker said.
    Final results out, Bainimarama retains power in Fiji

    Final results out, Bainimarama retains power in Fiji


    Fiji's Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party have retained power in the 2018 general election, and will rule the country for the next four...

    Fiji's Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party have retained power in the 2018 general election, and will rule the country for the next four years.
    Fiji's Bainimarama wins narrow majority

    Fiji's Bainimarama wins narrow majority


    Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is set to hold onto power after a general election, with his party winning a slim...

    Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is set to hold onto power after a general election, with his party winning a slim majority.
    Bainimarama's party leads in Fiji election provisional results

    Bainimarama's party leads in Fiji election provisional results


    Fiji's incumbent Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has a firm lead in his country's general election, in the provisional results released so...

    Fiji's incumbent Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has a firm lead in his country's general election, in the provisional results released so far.
    China warns countries not to obstruct its 'friendship' with Pacific nations

    China warns countries not to obstruct its 'friendship' with Pacific nations


    As Chinese president Xi Jinping prepares to meet in Port Moresby with eight Pacific island leaders, Beijing has warned no country should try to obstruct its "friendship and cooperation" with Pacific nations that have already received US$3 billion (NZ$4.4...

    As Chinese president Xi Jinping prepares to meet in Port Moresby with eight Pacific island leaders, Beijing has warned no country should try to obstruct its "friendship and cooperation" with Pacific nations that have already received US$3 billion (NZ$4.4 billion) in Chinese investment.
    '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.