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NZ asked to lead Bougainville independence vote security aid

Article – RNZ

New Zealand has been asked to lead a regional support mission to assist with security during Bougainville’s independence referendum in October. Read more »

NZ sends experts to help with Solomons’ oil spill

Article – RNZ

New Zealand’s government is sending two experts to help with the recovery effort for a ship which is spilling oil in Solomon Islands. Read more »

Vanuatu angered by French warship’s visit to disputed island

Article – RNZ

Vanuatu’s foreign minister has summoned senior French diplomats claiming provocation over a pair of disputed islands between Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Read more »

Polio outbreak in PNG the world’s most explosive – WHO

Article – RNZ

Papua New Guinea’s polio outbreak is considered the most explosive in the last 20 years, according to the World Health Organisation. Read more »

Cyclone season highlights Pacific’s disaster-prone world ran

Article – RNZ

Unicef says the current cyclone season drives home the latest data showing the Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Read more »

Hugh Jackman surprises AUT students – then sings with them

Article – RNZ

Listen duration 7:05 Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either MP3 format or in OGG format . Read more »

Last refugee children leave Nauru

Article – RNZ

The last four children detained by Australia on Nauru have left the country to be to be resettled in the US. Read more »

Manus Island Paladin staff walk off the job

Article – RNZ

Staff providing services to refugees on Manus Island have walked off the job in protest. Read more »

War Isn’t in Your Genes or Your Jeans

Article – David Swanson

Ive written before about the pseudo-science of genetics, which is almost as crazy as the popular understanding of it. Our culture has long proposed that Oliver Twist could grow up middle-class Read more »

Oma lashes New Caledonia’s far north

Article – RNZ

Cyclone Oma is continuing to lash New Caledonia’s far north. Read more »

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