- US newlyweds, 32 and 36, on honeymoon in New Zealand suffer severe burns in deadly volcano eruption
Lauren Urey, 32, and her husband Matthew Urey, 36, had been visiting New Zealand from Richmond, Virginia, and were on Whakaari White Island when it erupted at 2:11pm local time on Monday.
Daily Mail. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:18:42 GMT.
- New Zealand updates: White Island volcano eruption leaves multiple dead, critically injured
Fears are growing for Australians caught up in a volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand, as police say they do not believe there are any remaining survivors on the island.
Paul Sakkal. Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:15:55 +1100.
- New Zealand volcano: Five dead and eight missing after eruption
Two British women are among the 31 people receiving treatment in hospital, says UK official.
BBC News. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:10:04 GMT.
- Why White Island Volcano Erupted Without Warning
Five people have been confirmed dead, 31 remain in hospital with injuries and eight are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on White Island off New Zealand.
Live Science. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:07:20 +0000.
- New Zealand volcano: Two British women injured after eruption
The UK high commission in New Zealand says two Britons caught in the volcano eruption are now in hospital.
BBC News. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:43:46 GMT.
- Volcano F is the origin of pumice-rafts near Australia
Since August a large accumulation of pumice has been drifting in the Southwest Pacific towards Australia. Researchers have now identified the origin of this pumice raft. It is a so far nameless underwater volcano in Tongan waters.
Science Daily. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:05:07 EST.
- 5 killed as New Zealand volcano erupts on tourist island
Number of missing in 'double digits' as police say finding survivors unlikely after eruption on White Island.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:43:29 GMT.
- No signs of life on New Zealand volcanic island after eruption
There are no signs of life on a volcanic island in New Zealand after its eruption Monday, police say.
CBC News. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 06:26:21 EST.
- Mudslides strand hundreds of tourists in New Zealand town
Nearly 1,000 tourists are stranded in a small New Zealand town after stormy weekend weather triggered landslides and flooding along its main road.
Irish Independent. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:44:15 +0000.
- Tourists Injured, Missing in Eruption of New Zealand Volcano
A volcano erupted Monday on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists, and a number of people were missing and injured after the eruption.
Newsmax. Sun, 08 Dec 2019 22:47:41 EDT.
- Samoa's Measles Death Toll Rises
Samoa reports 103 new cases of measles since Friday.
Voice of America. Sat, 07 Dec 2019 06:05:48 -0500.
- Anti-vaccine activist arrested amid deadly Samoa measles outbreak
Samoa arrested a local anti-vaccination activist as authorities carry out a mass vaccination campaign in the Pacific island nation in response to a measles outbreak.
ABC News. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:04:37 -0500.
- New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past. ...
Nick Perry. Washington Times. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:00:13 -0500.
- Maren Morris flaunts baby bump in poolside photo during Hawaii getaway
Maren Morris is showing her baby bump to the world.
Nate Day. Fox News. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 02:58:25 GMT.
- Samoan Government To Close Its Offices Amid Measles Crisis That Has Left 53 Dead
Forty-eight of the fatalities were children under 4 years old. The number of immunizations plummeted last year after improperly prepared vaccines led to the deaths of two infants.
Vanessa Romo. NPR. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:32:00 -0500.
- Here's Why Hawaiian Holdings is a Must Add to Your Portfolio
Reduction in fuel costs is supporting Hawaiian Holdings' (HA) bottom-line performance.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:05:00 GMT.
- Samoa Shuts Down Government Amid 'Cruel' Measles Outbreak
Since the crisis began in mid-October, there have been 3,728 measles cases, accounting for almost two percent of the population.
Voice of America. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 04:58:37 -0500.
- New Zealand and India institutes in circular fashion research
New Zealand's Massey University has teamed up with India's National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to develop concepts for innovative circular solutions for fashion design and production.
Just Style. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:57:00 GMT.
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.