- Five longest flights in the world revealed, with most departing out of Australia and New Zealand
Aussies and Kiwis are forced to fly some of the most gruelling international transits in the world, it seems, with three out of five of the world's longest flights departing from either Perth or Auckland.
Daily Mail. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:23:35 +0100.
- UPDATE 1-ExxonMobil investigating reported vandalism on gas pipe project in Papua New Guinea
* PNG declared emergency in highlands after riots (Adds background on unrest, PNG LNG)
Reuters. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:03:26 -0400.
- New Zealand Tourist Tax to Cover Costs of Growing Influx
A New Zealand tourist tax will be charged by the government to deal with the growing influx of holidaymakers coming from overseas, it announced Friday.
Newsmax. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:36:37 EDT.
- As Volcano Continues to Destroy Homes and Displace Residents, Hawaii Community Foundation Sets Up Fund to Help
HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hawaii Island volcano claims many homes while nonprofits struggle to help those suddenly living in tents and shelters.
Business Wire. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:00:00 UTC.
- Video shows jockey and horse falling, going on to win race
Amazed steeplechase racing fans in New Zealand watched a jockey and his horse win a race on Saturday after surviving a terrifying fall.
Robert Gearty. Fox News. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:15:00 GMT.
- Hawaii Supreme Court to hear arguments on giant telescope
HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether to approve a building permit for a telescope on Mauna Kea, the grand volcano on Hawaii island. ...
Washington Times. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:56:00 -0400.
- For Women In Papua New Guinea, Income From Selling Betel Nut Can Come At Heavy Price
Selling betel nut is a popular way for women to earn income. But their husbands sometimes beat them or force them to hand over their earnings.
Durrie Bouscaren. NPR. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:00:00 -0400.
- Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US military
This stunning footage shows rivers of lava pouring from a volcano close to a Hawaii town.
Yahoo. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:34:22 -0400.
- State reaches $10M settlement in special education lawsuit
HONOLULU (AP) - The state of Hawaii has agreed to pay $10.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a law that cut off public education for special-needs students at age 20, in contrast to federal law. ...
Washington Times. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:46:02 -0400.
- Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines Seek Antitrust Immunized Joint Venture
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have filed an application with the U.S. ...
Travel Industry Wire. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:41:29 EST.
- Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea
The Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean off Hawaii, causing a hydrochloric acid mist.
BBC News. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:00:25 GMT.
- Helicopter crashes in north island of New Zealand
WELLINGTON (XINHUA) - A helicopter carrying five people crashed on Thursday morning (June 14) in the central part of north island in New Zealand, officials said.
Straits Times. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:18:49 +0800.
- Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewing out green crystals
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is said to be spewing out green crystals in the lava flow.Locals have spotted green gems near their homes since the volcano began erupting more than a month ago.The green minerals are olivine, as ...
New Zealand Herald. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:32:30 +1200.
- Hawaii's Volcano Is Literally Erupting Gems
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been fiercely erupting for well over a month. Now, residents are finding little green gems that have fallen out of the sky during Kilauea's eruption.
By Trevor Nace, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:49:00 -0400.
- To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer
Scientists have discovered an atmospheric teleconnection that allows them to accurately predict winter precipitation in the southwestern United States by measuring summer sea surface temperatures near New Zealand.
Science Daily. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:19:46 EDT.
- Australia using foreign aid to lock Huawei out of PNG-Solomon Islands subsea cable
Around AU$200 million from Australia's foreign aid budget is being used to prevent Chinese telco equipment giant Huawei from building a subsea cable to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
ZDNet. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:54:00 +0000.
- Harry and Meghan to visit Australia and New Zealand
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex follow in the steps of Charles and Diana who visited the region in 1983.
BBC News. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:21:55 GMT.
- Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand
The newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make an official visit to several Commonwealth countries in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean this coming autumn.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sun, 10 Jun 2018 19:01:00 EDT.
The Pacific Islands of Oceania are grouped into three regions:
Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The island nations of
Melanesia include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and
The nations of Micronesia include the Federated States of Micronesia
as well as Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau.
The Polynesian nations include New Zealand plus Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
More news and information about selected Pacific Island nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of Fiji's capital city is Suva, and its national currency
is the Fiji Dollar. English is the primary language used in Fiji,
and in 2007, the population of Fiji was estimated at 919,000.
The Republic of Kiribati's capital city is Tawara, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. English and Kiribati are the primary
languages used in the Republic, and in 2007, the Republic's population
was estimated at 108,000.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands' capital city is Majuro,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English and Marshellese are
the primary languages used on the islands, and in 2007, the islands'
population was estimated at 62,000.
The Federated States of Micronesia's capital city is Palikir,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English is the primary language
used in Micronesia, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population
The Republic of Nauru's capital city is Yaren District, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. Nauruan and English are the
primary languages used in Nauru, and in 2007, Nauru's estimated
population was 14,000.
New Zealand's capital city
is Wellington, and its national currency is the New Zealand Dollar.
English and Maori are widely used languages in New Zealand, and in 2007,
the nation's estimated population was 4,116,000.
The Republic of Palau's
capital city is Koror, and its currency is the US Dollar.
Palauan and English are the primary languages of Palau,
and in 2007, Palau's estimated population was 21,000.
Papua New Guinea's capital city is Port Moresby,
and its national currency is the Kina. English, Tok Pisin,
and Hiri Motu are the primary languages of PNG, and in 2007, the
country's estimated population was 5,796,000.
The Independent State of Samoa's
capital city is Apia, and its national currency is the Tala.
Samoan and English are the primary languages used in Samoa, and in 2007,
Samoa's estimated population was 214,000.
The Solomon Islands' capital city is Honiara, and its national currency
is the Solomon Islands Dollar. English is the primary language
of the Solomon Islands, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population
The Kingdom of Tonga's capital city
is Nuku'alofa, and its national currency is the Tongan Dollar.
English and Tongan are the primary languages of Tonga, and in 2007,
Tonga's estimated population was 117,000.
Tuvalu's capital city
is Fongafale, and its currency is the Australian Dollar. Tuvuluan
and English are the primary languages used on Tuvalu, and in 2007, the
nation's estimated population was 12,000.
The Republic of Vanuatu's capital city is Port-Vila,
and its national currency is the Vatu. Bislama, English, and French
are the primary languages spoken on Vanuatu, and in 2007, the Republic's
estimated population was 212,000.