- American Samoa reports first case of COVID-19
The American Samoa reported its first case of COVID-19 on Friday. The territory's Department of Health confirmed the positive case among 43 travelers ...
Jordan Williams. The Hill. Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:35:51 +0000.
- Doctor, 40, charged with murdering her three girls is remanded in a secure mental health unit
Lauren Dickason, 40, stood silently in the dock at Timaru District Court in New Zealand yesterday after the bodies of her three daughters were found by her husband Graham.
Daily Mail. Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:20:00 +0100.
- New Zealand Kids Discovered This Fossil of New Giant Penguin Species on a Field Trip
Paleontologists say the bird would have been roughly the size of a ten-year-old child
Smithsonian. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:13:19 +0000.
- Search is on for missing 6-year-old in Hawaii
Isabella Kalua, 6, was last seen in her bedroom on the night of Sept. 12.
ABC News. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:05:48 -0400.
- ECB to decide on Pakistan matches 'in next 48 hours' after NZ abandon tour because of 'security alert'
New Zealand men's team abandon their limited-overs tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government "security alert".
BBC News. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:45:21 GMT.
- England cricket tours of Pakistan could be off after NZ pulls out over 'security alert'
England cricket tours of Pakistan could be called off after the New Zealand team pulled out over a "security alert".
Sky News. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:15:00 +0100.
- New Zealand, Australia travel bubble suspended as COVID continues
PM Ardern says the country has nearly eliminated Delta variant but travel limits to Australia extended until November.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:16:57 +0000.
- New Zealand, Australia travel bubble suspended for longer amid Covid-19 outbreaks
Quarantine-free travel was suspended on July 23.
Straits Times. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:06:02 +0800.
- Samoa elections: Bitter rivals embrace as MPs finally sworn in
By RNZ The Samoan Prime Minister and her predecessor embraced to cheers in Parliament on Friday, effectively ending months of turmoil after the disputed April election.It came after opposition MPs were sworn in after a ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:33:37 +1200.
- England v New Zealand: Heather Knight stars as hosts win ODI opener in Bristol
England overcome a stuttering batting performance to beat New Zealand by 30 runs in a close first one-day international in Bristol.
BBC News. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:28:59 GMT.
- Travel Deal: New Restrictions And Reduced Demand Are Drastically Dropping Hotel Prices In Hawaii
Rates could be $100 a night or cheaper in the coming months as a result of the new COVID-19 restrictions.
By Will Mcgough, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:23:32 -0400.
- Fears for missing Hawaii girl, 6, whose adoptive parents last saw her in bed four nights ago
Hundreds of volunteers have joined in the search for a missing girl, investigators have not yet deemed the case suspicious
Jade Bremner. The Independent. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:30:21 GMT.
- Wellington to ban entry of Australia's future submarines into New Zealand waters
Australia's future nuclear-powered submarines will not be allowed to enter New Zealand waters.
Janes 360. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:35:10 Z.
- Air NZ to work with Airbus on carbon-free hydrogen planes
Air New Zealand will work with Airbus to study the viability of flying hydrogen-powered aircraft on short domestic routes, as it aims to operate carbon-free flights by the end of this decade.
Patrick Hatch. Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +1000.
- Shirtless Pierce Brosnan takes a dip in Hawaii
Pierce Brosnan is soaking up some sun.
Melissa Roberto. Fox News. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:07:57 GMT.
- Hawaiian Holdings' (HA) Q3 View Dims on Delta Variant-Led Woes
Hawaiian Holdings (HA) currently expects the September-quarter fuel cost per gallon to be $2.06.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:09:00 GMT.
- Bruce Is a Parrot With a Broken Beak. So He Invented a Tool.
The bird is a kea from New Zealand, and his fabrication of an instrument to help him preen his feathers appears to be unique, researchers say.
Nicholas Bakalar. New York Times. Fri, 10 Sep 2021 22:23:43 +0000.
- New Zealand to Overhaul Terror Laws After Auckland Supermarket Stabbings
New Zealand moves quickly to overhaul terror laws after Auckland supermarket attack.
Voice of America. Wed, 08 Sep 2021 06:57:31 -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 2020, the population of Fiji was estimated at 896,445.
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 2020, the Republic's population
was estimated at 119,449.
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 2020, the islands'
population was estimated at 59,190.
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 2020, 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 2020, Nauru's estimated
population was 10,824.
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 2020,
the nation's estimated population was 4,822,233.
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 2020, Palau's estimated population was 18,094.
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 2020, the
country's estimated population was 8,947,024.
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 2020,
Samoa's estimated population was 198,414.
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 2020, 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 2020,
Tonga's estimated population was 105,695.
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 2020, the
nation's estimated population was 11,792.
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 2020, the Republic's
estimated population was 307,145.