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Indonesian Govt Tells Freeport to Close West Papua Mine

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 2:45 pm | Radio New Zealand International

The Grasberg mine inIndonesia’s remote province of West Papua has been ordered shut by the government after reopening its operations last week. More >>

West Papuan Human Rights Lawyers Receive Netherlands Honour

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 2:07 pm | Radio New Zealand International

Two human rights lawyers from Indonesia’s West Papua region have been honoured at a ceremony in the Netherlands. More >>

New Flags Flying: Online Initiative For Pacific Audiences

Monday, 8 August 2011, 10:59 am | Radio New Zealand International

On Tuesday 9 August Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) will launch a new online feature called “New Flags Flying” ( The online service will feature extensive archival audio and transcripts of 16 former Pacific leaders ... More >>

Fiji NGO appalled at blog racism under emergency regulation

Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 3:39 pm | Radio New Zealand International

A Fiji NGO is renewing a call for the public emergency regulations to be lifted in view of what it describes as ethno-racist debate over a former army officer who’s escaped to Tonga. More >>

Extent Of US Military Plans

Monday, 15 June 2009, 11:36 am | Radio New Zealand International

An American anthropologist says there has been inadequate consultation by the US military with the local community on Guam where it plans to transfer 8,000 marines over the next few years. More >>

Solomons ponders refugee status for Moti

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:33 am | Radio New Zealand International

The Solomon Islands Immigration Minister Peter Chanel says the suspended Attorney General may be able to enter the country as a refugee. More >>

Fiji Methodist Church hits at qoliqoli bill critic

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:32 am | Radio New Zealand International

Fiji’s powerful Methodist Church has strongly championed the government’s controversial Qoliqoli Bill and hit out at its critics. More >>

PNG health minister wants police tested for HIV

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:31 am | Radio New Zealand International

The Papua New Guinean health minister, Sir Peter Barter, is calling for the country’s police staff to be tested for HIV. More >>

Cooks election gives Democratic party majority

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:30 am | Radio New Zealand International

The final results of the Cook Islands general election have been released with Dr Terepai Maoate’s Democratic Party confirmed the winner with 14 of the 24 parliamentary seats. More >>

New Caledonia strike talks on Filipino expulsion

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:29 am | Radio New Zealand International

The CSTNC union strike in New Caledonia is in its twelfth day as top level talks are planned to discuss once again key demands. More >>

Niue withdraws Forum hosting bid for 2007

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:24 am | Radio New Zealand International

The island had earlier sought backing to hold it after losing the hosting rights in 2004 when Cyclone Heta wrecked much of its infrastructure, including accommodation facilities. More >>

Australia challenges Nauru on visa fees

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:23 am | Radio New Zealand International

Australia has refused to say whether it will pay Nauru a new visa fee for a lone Iraqi refugee on Nauru who Canberra regards as a security risk. More >>

Paris court throws out Guilloux’s conviction

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:22 am | Radio New Zealand International

Reports from French Polynesia say France’s highest criminal court has thrown out a conviction of a former French Polynesian spy, Vetea Guilloux. More >>

Fr Polynesia: oppos. joins call for info on tests

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:21 am | Radio New Zealand International

French Polynesia’s leading opposition politician, Gaston Flosse, has joined the territorial government and veterans’ groups in urging France to release more information about the effect of the nuclear weapons tests. More >>

Democratic Party gains majority in Cook Islands

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:19 am | Radio New Zealand International

A final result has been announced in the Cook Islands general election, with the Democratic Party confirmed the winner. More >>

Solomons government faces no-confidence vote

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:18 am | Radio New Zealand International

The stability of the 5-month old Sogavare-led Grand Coalition for Change Government will be tested this morning as they face a no-confidence motion in parliament. More >>

Fiji army apologises for its role in coups

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:17 am | Radio New Zealand International

Fiji’s military has for the first time apologised for the 1987 and 2000 coups. More >>

Solomons vote deferred amid rumoured threats

Saturday, 7 October 2006, 2:16 am | Radio New Zealand International

A vote of no confidence in Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been deferred until next Friday. More >>

Forum: Ideas to small Pacific states on fuel

Friday, 6 October 2006, 4:57 am | Radio New Zealand International

The secretary general of the Pacific Islands’ Forum, Greg Urwin, has told a meeting of the region’s Small Island States that fair and open competition in fuel supply is rare in the region. More >>

Aust.'s tougher travel advice for Solomons, vote

Friday, 6 October 2006, 4:56 am | Radio New Zealand International

The federal government has issued a strong travel warning for Australians thinking of travelling to Solomon Islands. More >>



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