- Golf: Jet-lagged New Zealander felt drunk like a fox at WGC-Mexico
New Zealander Ryan Fox said he felt almost drunk late in the opening round at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Thursday, after flying across the Pacific Ocean at the last minute to play in the $10.25 million event.
Reuters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:31:42 -0500.
- Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain
A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend.
Caleb Jones and Grace Garces Bordallo. Fox News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:38:46 GMT.
- Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa
Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird -- the now extinct adzebill -- showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa.
Science Daily. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:03:59 EST.
- Eels consider revenge poaching raid on Warriors star Luke
Parramatta could deliver another blow to the Warriors after the New Zealand club unsuccessfully attempted to poach their most promising prospect.
Adrian Proszenko. Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:00:00 +1100.
- Ex-New Zealand PM Jenny Shipley denies writing China op-ed
Piece was published in the People's Daily amid spat between two countries over Huawei involvement in planned 5G network.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:13:05 GMT.
- Stand-up paddle-boarders scream with delight as three humpback whales breach just 50 yards away
Kathy Daly waited all day to see a humpback whale in Hawaii then three came along at once as her group-of-five enjoyed stand-up paddle boarding on Sunday.
Daily Mail. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:57:45 GMT.
- Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change
Bramble Cay melomys lived on the coral island of Bramble Cay, located in theTorres Strait between Queensland state and Papua New Guinea
Yahoo. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:18:10 -0500.
- Tulsi Gabbard Tussles With Meghan McCain on Syria
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, tussled with "The View" co-host Meghan McCain over whether Syria's Bashar al-Assad is an enemy of the United States.
Newsmax. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:11:11 EDT.
- Tulsi Gabbard defends non-intervention stance in Syria, Venezuela
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat running for president, defended her non-interventionist foreign policy on ABC's "The View" Wednesday.
ABC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:10:37 -0500.
- Gabbard pushes back after Meghan McCain suggests she's an 'Assad apologist'
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) battled "The View" host Meghan McCain on Wednesday over McCain's accusation that Gabbard had acted as an "apologist" for Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria.During an appearance on ...
John Bowden. The Hill. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:39:54 +0000.
- Former New Zealand PM Jenny Shipley denies writing glowing China op-ed
WELLINGTON (AFP) - Former New Zealand prime minister Jenny Shipley has denied writing an article in a Chinese state-run daily effusively praising Beijing amid heightened tensions between the two nations.
Straits Times. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:42:27 +0800.
- Huawei could still be in play for 5G in New Zealand and United Kingdom
New Zealand's prime minister won't rule out that Huawei tech could still be used in an internet upgrade across her country if unnamed risks can be mitigated.
ZDNet. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:15:09 +0000.
- Hawaiian Electric (HE) Misses on Q4 Earnings, Hikes Dividend
Hawaiian Electric's (HE) total revenues of $761.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $659 million by 15.6%
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:25:00 GMT.
- Huawei threat to UK national security can be contained, intelligence chiefs conclude
Other nations including Australia and New Zealand have blocked or banned Huawei from involvement in their 5G networks
Ben Chapman. The Independent. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:48:00 +0000.
- Missing: 275 cars purchased for PNG Apec conference
A Papua New Guinea police superintendent on Thursday was hot on the trail of one of the many high-end cars he's trying to recover after an international summit.About 275 cars are missing or overdue in the impoverished Pacific ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:56:38 +1200.
- New Zealand Fears Fraying Ties With China, Its Biggest Customer
The cancellation of a tourism initiative and the abrupt return of a Shanghai-bound Air New Zealand flight has many suspecting Chinese retaliation for a ban on the company Huawei.
Charlotte Graham-mclay. New York Times. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:34:05 GMT.
- Papua New Guinea hunting for 275 luxury cars missing after international summit
Police in Papua New Guinea are searching for scores of high-end cars that went missing after an international summit last year.
Irish Independent. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:09:06 +0000.
- Weta And The Digital Effects Wizardry Behind 'Alita: Battle Angel'
Weta Digital, based in Wellngton New Zealand, has provided the digital effects magic behind many of the most iconic movies in recent decades. ...
By Tony Bradley, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:28:00 -0500.
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.