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Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand
June 05, 2020

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand

By Joshua Mcdonald
Some Pacific leaders support the proposal, while others have said it's way too soon.

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard
March 30, 2020

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific’s lucrative tourism industry could collapse amid the lockdown on international travel.
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.

Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
October 30, 2018

Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.

Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
June 16, 2017

Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State

By Grant Wyeth
The constitutional change is aimed at avoiding religious unrest.

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.
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
March 06, 2015

New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed

By Ankit Panda
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau conducts mass surveillance of several Pacific states.

China Banking on Pacific Islands
April 05, 2011

China Banking on Pacific Islands

A new report on China’s foreign aid programme to Pacific islands shows a new emphasis on loans, not grants.

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