- King joins Tongan fans in 34-16 defeat to Australia
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - Australia crushed the hopes of a nation - and its watching king - when it beat Tonga 34-16 Saturday in their first rugby ...
Daily Mail. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:10:29 +0100.
- State supreme court throws tax amendment off ballot
HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Supreme Court has thrown off the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have established a surcharge on investment property to help fund public education. ...
Washington Times. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:23:53 -0400.
- New Zealand surfer airlifted to hospital after shark attack
Suspected great white bites man in mouth, hand and elbow
Zamira Rahim. The Independent. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:28:19 +0000.
- WHO says Zika risk low in Pacific ahead of Meghan visit
As Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan prepare to tour Fiji and Tonga next week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the risk of contracting Zika virus in the Pacific nations is low. ...
Yahoo. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:11:26 -0400.
- UPDATE 1-China's Sinopec in talks for more Papua New Guinea LNG ahead of winter demand surge -sources
* China demand seen surging more than 40 pct this year -analyst
Reuters. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:03:22 -0400.
- Barefoot on the beach! Harry and Meghan hit Bondi
Harry and Meghan have arrived at Sydney's Bondi Beach in the latest stop on their tour of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Sky News. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:30:00 +0100.
- Sir Paul Beresford struggles with Scottish accent
New Zealand-born MP Sir Paul Beresford struggles to understand a question from the SNP's David Linden.
BBC News. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:27:25 GMT.
- Australia shifts on refusal to send refugees to New Zealand
Australia's prime minister signals he could accept New Zealand's longstanding offer to resettle 150 refugees exiled to Pacific islands as long as they would be banned from ever entering Australia
ABC News. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:01:48 -0400.
- How New Zealand is trying to take on child poverty
Almost 30% of children are from low-income families or have experienced material hardship.
BBC News. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:15:24 GMT.
- New Zealand BDS activists fined by Israel raise $23,000 for Gaza
Duo pledged the money they raised to support mental health programmes in Gaza instead of paying Israeli court fine.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:59:58 GMT.
- Officials fear Hawaii hotel worker strike could go into 2019
HONOLULU (AP) - Officials are worried a strike involving about 2,700 Marriott hotel workers in Hawaii could continue into next year. ...
Washington Times. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:48:50 -0400.
- Where do all the English speakers live in Spain?
How many English-speaking folk live in Spain and where all they all? Here's what you need to know about where all the Australians, Canadians, Irish, Brits, Indians, New Zealanders, South Africans and Americans live in Spain.
The Local. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:00:45 +0200.
- Nokia and Chorus upgrade New Zealand's copper broadband
Nokia has deployed its VDSL2 vectoring technology across Chorus' legacy copper network to enable speeds of up to 130Mbps.
ZDNet. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 03:58:33 +0000.
- Quake hits Papua New Guinea, no damage or injuries reported
An earthquake rattled part of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, but no major damage or injuries have been reported.
Nick Perry. Fox News. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 03:04:21 GMT.
- Major 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said waves less than 0.3m high could be expected on coastlines in Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Solomon Islands.
Straits Times. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 05:33:55 +0800.
- Hawaiian Airlines Reports September 2018 Traffic Statistics
Hawaiian welcomed nearly 919 thousand guests in September 2018, a record for the month of September and an increase of 0.6 percent over the same period last year. ...
Travel Industry Wire. Tue, 9 Oct 2018 13:23:30 EST.
- Hawaiian Holdings' Arm Posts Drop in September Load Factor
Hawaiian Holdings (HA) unit Hawaiian Airlines' September load factor slips as capacity expansion exceeds traffic growth. Additionally, the carrier alters view for RASM, unit costs and fuel consumed.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:54:00 GMT.
- Asher Introduces the Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel
The revamped lap steel features lightweight African mahogany and a neck-through-body construction.
Premier Guitar. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:50:00 -0400.
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.