- England to host Republic of Ireland in November friendly
England will play the Republic of Ireland in an international friendly at Wembley on 12 November after New Zealand pulled out.
BBC News. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:50:42 GMT.
- Woman loses 117 pounds after being turned away from bridal boutique
At 264 lbs., DJ Jarman, from Hamilton, New Zealand, was turned away from a bridal boutique, so she had weight loss surgery, which helped her lose about 117 pounds after a decade of being overweight.
Ann Schmidt. Fox News. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 01:44:46 GMT.
- Covid 19 coronavirus: Man breaches quarantine in Rarotonga by handing over phone after flying out from Auckland
A man who flew out from Auckland to Rarotonga, has breached quarantine by handing over his phone to his daughter for a new SIM card.The man and his wife flew out from New Zealand, arriving in Rarotonga on October 9, and went ...
New Zealand Herald. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:31:06 +1200.
- GBTA Exclusive Interview with Jamie Pherous, CEO, CTM
Consultant and GBTA Director in Australia and New Zealand, Tony OConnor, had the opportunity to put several questions to CTM CEO Jamie Pherous, following CTMs acquisition of Travel and Transport.
Travel Industry Wire. 2020-10-20 15:46:48 EST.
- Earnings Preview: Hawaiian Holdings (HA) Q3 Earnings Expected to Decline
Hawaiian Holdings (HA) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:31:50 GMT.
- Here Are The States With The Highest Unemployment Rates In September
Hawaii leads the nation, with a still-growing 15.1% unemployment rate.
By Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff. Forbes. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:02:57 -0400.
- New COVID-19 outbreak rocks New Zealand as 11 new cases emerge - just days after Jacinda Ardern win
The 11 cases were discovered amid fishermen during 'routine' coronavirus testing at the Sudima Hotel, in Christchurch, and it was locked down on Tuesday.
Daily Mail. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:58:32 GMT.
- Woman, 30, charged with murder over death of firefighter in Hunter
It comes after Joshua Knight, 29, was also charged last week with the murder of Ian Pullen, a New Zealand firefighter who travelled to Australia to assist with bushfire efforts in 2018.
Mary Ward. Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:38:40 +1100.
- China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji
Both sides say their officials were injured at an event organised to mark Taiwan's national day.
BBC News. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:37:53 GMT.
- New Zealand PM wins second term after rival concedes
Jacinda Ardern has won a second term in office after her rival conceded in New Zealand's general election.
Sky News. Sat, 17 Oct 2020 08:20:00 +0100.
- Ardern on track for landslide re-election win in New Zealand vote
Voting could see PM Ardern strengthen her government or face more challenges from Judith Collins and the conservatives.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 23:07:13 +0000.
- Only 4 US counties have 0 confirmed coronavirus cases
America's last COVID-free counties span oil fields, high desert towns, a popular port city and a Hawaiian peninsula.
Abcnews. ABC News. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:38:02 +0000.
- Bird Flies 7,500 Miles, a New Record for Longest Nonstop Bird Migration
After summering in the Arctic, a bar-tailed godwit soared across the Pacific Ocean like a "jet fighter" to winter in New Zealand
Smithsonian. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:43:32 +0000.
- Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing
Honolulu (AP) - About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they could produce a negative coronavirus test. ...
Caleb Jones. Washington Times. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:59:25 -0400.
- 'Cold Hawaii': Danish coast surfs on virus wave
On Denmark's rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, "Cold Hawaii" has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Yahoo. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:58:06 -0400.
- New Zealand to vote on legalizing marijuana and euthanasia
New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during an election Saturday: whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 03:44:15 GMT.
- Ardern Tipped to Win Second Term in New Zealand Election
Ardern has been praised globally for her response to the Christchurch mosque attacks in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voice of America. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 05:43:29 -0400.
- Plastics threat to South Pacific seabirds confirmed
Plastic gathered from remote corners of the South Pacific Ocean, including nesting areas of New Zealand albatrosses, has confirmed the global threat of plastic pollution to seabirds.
Science Daily. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:51:35 EDT.
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.