- 'Not going to put odds on it': Oil Search hopes PNG sorted by month's end
Oil Search and its joint-venture partners are seeking urgent answers from the government of Papua New Guinea over a LNG deal.
Nick Toscano. Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:13:04 +1000.
- New Zealand gallery has a 'nightmare' 16ft giant hand sculpture installed that terrifies locals
Quasi, was created in 2016 by Ronnie van Hout and was brought to City Gallery Wellington in New Zealand on Monday. It was introduced to look over the Civic Square but it was met with backlash.
Daily Mail. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:25:35 GMT.
- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson marries girlfriend Lauren Hashian
The actor and former professional wrestler announced that he and longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian, 34, tied the knot in Hawaii.
Wls. ABC News. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:04:50 +0000.
- The Rock marries girlfriend Lauren Hashian in Hawaii
The couple have been together since 2006 and have two children.
BBC News. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:53:14 GMT.
- 'Nightmare' hand statue looms over New Zealand city
The disturbing modern art piece has been installed on the roof of Wellington's City Gallery.
BBC News. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:01:15 GMT.
- Southwest (LUV) to Offer Hawaii Additional Flights in 2020
Southwest (LUV) aims to penetrate deeper into the Hawaiian regions with new interisland flights as well as services from the mainland.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:57:00 GMT.
- Beer named for nuclear tests draws Pacific islands criticism
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in contamination of a Pacific island chain. ...
Washington Times. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:12:30 -0400.
- Shark takes bite out of surfboard as Hawaii teen escapes attack by inches
A 16-year-old surfer was inches away from becoming the latest victim of a shark attack over the weekend in Hawaii.
Melissa Leon. Fox News. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 01:29:33 GMT.
- Letter from alleged Christchurch gunman posted to 4chan - CNET
Officials in New Zealand reportedly said they'll review the process for assessing his correspondence.
Carrie Mihalcik. CNET. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:47:25 +0000.
- A Human-Sized Penguin Once Waddled Through New Zealand
The leg bones of Crossvallia waiparensis suggest it was more than five feet tall and weighed up to 176 pounds
Smithsonian. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:22:28 +0000.
- Monster penguin find in Waipara, New Zealand
A new species of giant penguin -- about 1.6 metres tall -- has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury in New Zealand.
Science Daily. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:16:42 EDT.
- Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell
A six-page letter from the man accused of killing 51 people in a mass shooting in New Zealand was posted this week on 4chan, a website notorious as a place for white supremacists to post their views.
CBC News. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:59:19 EDT.
- Man accused over New Zealand mosque shootings sends letter from jail cell
New Zealand officials have admitted making a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a handwritten letter from his prison cell.
Irish Independent. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:35:55 +0100.
- White House Hopeful Gabbard Pauses Campaign - for Army Drills in Indonesia
Gabbard, the first Hindu member of Congress and its first Samoan American, is among the youngest candidates in the Democratic field.
Voice of America. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:46:51 -0400.
- Thousands Of Guns Turned Over To New Zealand Police In Buyback Program
Following the March attack on two mosques in Christchurch, officials banned a range of guns. Thousands have been turned in to police.
Clare Lombardo. NPR. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:50:55 -0400.
- Australian coal use an 'existential threat' to islands: Fiji PM
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama challenges Canberra to quickly transition from coal to other safer energy sources.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:47:06 GMT.
- Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time
HONOLULU (AP) - Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. ...
Audrey Mcavoy. Washington Times. Sat, 10 Aug 2019 14:11:00 -0400.
- Annual Hajj Pilgrimage Begins
This year 200 survivors and relatives of victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 51 people are attending as guests of the king of Saudi Arabia.
Voice of America. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 05:56:16 -0400.
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.