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Measles Outbreak Brings Samoan Government to Standstill
December 04, 2019

Measles Outbreak Brings Samoan Government to Standstill

By Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa shuts down its government amid a deadly measles outbreak and an anti-vaccine campaign.

Pacific Island Nations Want Partners That Will Help Them Fight Climate Change
October 18, 2019

Pacific Island Nations Want Partners That Will Help Them Fight Climate Change

By Naima Green-Riley
Climate change is a matter of life and death for those living in the Pacific Islands. The region’s partners need to understand that fact.
China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji
July 18, 2018

China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji

By Ankit Panda
The transfer marks growing ties between Beijing and Suva.

A Southern Pacific Base for the Chinese Navy in Vanuatu?
April 10, 2018

A Southern Pacific Base for the Chinese Navy in Vanuatu?

By Ankit Panda
Is China pursuing a naval installation at Vanuatu?

At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018

At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers

By Grant Wyeth
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.

Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
December 01, 2017

Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper

By Grant Wyeth
Importantly, the paper dedicated a chapter to Australia’s role within the Pacific.

New Zealand Proposes Humanitarian Visa for ‘Climate Refugees’
November 30, 2017

New Zealand Proposes Humanitarian Visa for ‘Climate Refugees’

By Alex Randall
Climate-linked migration does not enjoy much time in the legislative bodies of most nations.
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
December 07, 2016

Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
Julie Bishop will visit the Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu over the course of two days.

Sacred Ink: Tattoos of Polynesia
November 25, 2016

Sacred Ink: Tattoos of Polynesia

By Jonathan DeHart
After 150 years of religious suppression, tattoos have returned to their rightful place as cultural symbols of Polynesia.

Humans Arrived in Australia 49,000 Years Ago
November 04, 2016

Humans Arrived in Australia 49,000 Years Ago

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
New findings show that humans arrived in Australia more than 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Following Micronesia's Lead on Climate Change
October 10, 2016

Following Micronesia's Lead on Climate Change

By Peter M. Christian
Previously Micronesia led successful efforts to accelerate the phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons.
Vietnam and New Zealand Aim to Double Trade By 2020
November 16, 2015

Vietnam and New Zealand Aim to Double Trade By 2020

By Ankit Panda
New Zealand and Vietnam plan to hit a trade volume of $2.2 billion by 2020.

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