- Heathrow travellers blast plans to force all UK arrivals to quarantine at hotels for 10 days
The 'quarantine hotel' system, similar to that used in Australia and New Zealand, is a prospect amid rising fears about the spread of Covid variants around the globe.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:30:19 +0000.
- Covid 19 coronavirus: Why the new strains are so dangerous and how we can stop them spreading
ANALYSIS: With new, more infectious variants of Covid-19 detected around the world, and at New Zealand's border, the risk of further level 3 or 4 lockdowns is increased if those viruses get into the community. These ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:09:19 +1200.
- Why Bank of Hawaii (BOH) Might Surprise This Earnings Season
Bank of Hawaii (BOH) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:50:00 GMT.
- A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications
Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.
Concepción De León. New York Times. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:15:50 +0000.
- Jerome Adams, surgeon general, has Hawaii charges dismissed
HONOLULU — A judge in Honolulu dismissed charges Wednesday against U.S. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:14:13 -0500.
- NSW Premier pushes for Pacific bubble in 2021
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called on the federal government to reconsider the long-term suspension of international travel and suggested a Pacific or New Zealand bubble could be established this year.
Tom Rabe. Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:00:00 +1100.
- Buy This Hawaiian Utility Stock For 50% Gains?
There could be a sizeable upside to Hawaiian Electric Industries stock post the Covid-19 pandemic. ...
By Trefis Team, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:30:00 -0500.
- Nareit Hawaii awards $300K in housing grants in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) - A national organization for real estate investment trusts has awarded $300,000 in grants to two Hawaii organizations: Honolulu Habitat for Humanity and Hale O Hawaii. ...
Washington Times. Sat, 16 Jan 2021 17:37:05 -0500.
- Geologic history written in garnet sand
Researchers probe deep secrets of trapped inclusions in garnet sand from Papua New Guinea.
Science Daily. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:40:36 EST.
- New Zealand city closes busy road for a month to let sea lion family nest
New Zealand sea lions are one of the rarest species of the animal in the world
Clea Skopeliti. The Independent. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:14:04 GMT.
- England's women recall Farrant for NZ tour
Left-arm seamer Tash Farrant is in line to play for England for the first time since 2018 after being recalled for the tour of New Zealand.
BBC News. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:51 GMT.
- Another tournament in Hawaii, a fresh start for most players
For the 31 players at the Sony Open who took the 30-minute flight over from Maui, the decision to play was easy. They're already in Hawaii, guaranteed a tropical climate and the course at sea level is an easy walk.
Fox News. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:42:49 GMT.
- Private equity firm eyes stake in All Blacks
New Zealand's national treasure has burned through nearly half of its cash reserves due to lockdowns.
BBC News. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 04:14:43 GMT.
- Buyout giant Silver Lake closes in on stake in New Zealand All Blacks
The American private equity investor which part-owns Manchester City Football Club is in advanced talks to buy a stake in the New Zealand All Blacks, one of the most iconic names in global sport.
Sky News. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:24:00 +0000.
- Invasive Brown Tree Snakes Stun Scientists With Amazing New Climbing Tactic
The successful predator, which has decimated bird populations on Guam, lassoes its body around poles in order to propel itself upwards
Smithsonian. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000.
- WATCH: Boaters rescue dolphin caught in fishing line
A group of boaters saved a dolphin that got tangled in fishing line off the coast of New Zealand.
ABC News. Tue, 05 Jan 2021 20:48:32 -0500.
- Hawaii Volcano Gushes Lava From Vents in Summit Crater
- Alaska Airlines introduces Hawaii Pre-Clear program
Alaska's Hawaii-bound guests can now skip the line upon arrival in the Hawaiian Islands.
Travel Industry Wire. 2020-12-14 18:37:35 EST.
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.