- George Floyd protests: New Zealand ministers say Trump is racist
'Today and every day we stand in solidarity with George Floyd's family, friends and community who feel pain and fear about his untimely death at the hands of Minneapolis police'
Samuel Osborne. The Independent. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:46:14 GMT.
- Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home
While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.
BBC News. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:07:23 GMT.
- New Zealand says to buy five new Super Hercules aircraft
New Zealand said on Friday that it will purchase five C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin to replace its existing fleet.
Reuters. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:08:00 -0400.
- Carbon dioxide levels hit new record that experts say is the highest in several MILLIONS years
Researchers measured 417.1 per million over Hawaii's Muana Loa this month, which is 2.4 parts million higher last year. They say the current levels have not been this high in several million years.
Daily Mail. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:24:07 +0100.
- New Zealand: A Place to Call Home
We investigate the housing crisis sweeping across New Zealand, leaving families struggling to cope.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:45:50 GMT.
- Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Canberra Airport opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international travel. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:54:27 -0400.
- Search for missing diplomat scaled back
Richard Morris, recently appointed British High Commissioner to Fiji, has not been seen for 28 days.
BBC News. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:34:07 GMT.
- When Russians Landed In New Zealand -- 200 Years Ago
Exquisite sketches and watercolor paintings bring to life a largely forgotten expedition by Russian explorers in the early 1800s.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:25:01 +0000.
- UK, Australian MPs call for HK human rights envoy as Lam says citizens 'have nothing to fear'
The chair of Australia's Foreign Affairs committee, David Fawcett, joined with his counterparts from the UK, Canada and New Zealand on Wednesday to urge the United Nations to appoint a special human rights envoy.
Eryk Bagshaw. Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:00:00 +1000.
- Hunter in Hawaii captures python; officials can't explain how it got on island
Even snakes like to take trips to Hawaii.
Michael Hollan. Fox News. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:53:27 GMT.
- ANZ (ANZBY) to Sell UDC Finance to Shinsei Bank for NZ$762M
ANZ (ANZBY) agrees to sell its asset finance business in New Zealand to Shinsei Bank as part of its move to simplify business.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:12:00 GMT.
- New Zealand may lift lockdown next week after 11 days with no virus cases
New Zealand could lift its remaining restrictions on social distancing and group gatherings next week, after recording no new coronavirus cases for an 11th consecutive day.
Sky News. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:01:00 +0100.
- Democratic senator to offer amendment halting 'military weaponry' given to police
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is preparing to introduce an amendment that would crack down on the military's ability to transfer weapons to local police departments."I will be introducing an amendment to the ...
Justin Wise. The Hill. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:16:11 +0000.
- New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions, prey availability
The researchers who recently discovered a population of blue whales in New Zealand are learning more about the links between the whales, their prey and ocean conditions that are changing as the planet warms.
Science Daily. Thu, 28 May 2020 16:05:05 EDT.
- In Hawaii, Young Storytellers Document the Lives of Their Elders
At Mauna Kea, students filmed a climactic moment in the protests over the building of a controversial observatory
Smithsonian. Thu, 28 May 2020 18:43:17 +0000.
- Missing hikers found safe after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness
Police said their condition seemed very good considering their long ordeal.
Ap. ABC News. Wed, 27 May 2020 13:41:36 +0000.
- Walkers found after 19 days in the New Zealand wilderness
The 23-year-olds were winched from a clearing after a helicopter spotted smoke from their fire.
Yahoo. Wed, 27 May 2020 06:57:13 -0400.
- Close to 800 Fiji Airways staff laid off
By RNZ Nearly 800 Fiji Airways staff, including cabin crew and pilots, were made redundant yesterday.FBC News obtained a copy of the termination letter that was sent to 775 staff from the airline.In the letter, Fiji ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 26 May 2020 07:49:49 +1200.
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.