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NZ May Be Invited To Join Ginger Group Of Polynesian Govts

Monday, 19 September 2011, 10:10 am | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

New Zealand may be invited to join Pacific Island countries in a ginger group promoting Polynesia’s interests. More >>

Coup Fears Drive Pacific's Push For Fiji Democracy

Friday, 19 September 2008, 9:53 am | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

John Andrews of Pacific Insights reports that the vulnerability of some Pacific Island states to military takeover was a prime motivation for regional forum leaders who are pushing so strongly for Fiji to return to democracy. More >>

New Sec-Gen Almost Ready For Pacific's Challenges

Sunday, 24 August 2008, 12:15 am | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

John Andrews reports from Niue: Samoan diplomat Tuiloma Neroni Slade is unsure just when he can take up he take up his new post of secretary general of the Pacific Islands forum secretariat. More >>

Leaders Agonized For Hours Over 'Suspension' Word

Friday, 22 August 2008, 4:39 pm | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Exclusive: Pacific Island leaders agonized for hours over the use of the word 'suspension' while debating their response to Fiji's boycott of their forum summit in Niue - John Andrews reports from Niue... More >>

Niue: Corpse Held in Substitute Fish Chiller

Friday, 22 August 2008, 3:53 pm | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Relatives of an elderly man who died on Niue Island are upset his body had to be held in a chiller used for storing fish. They believe the body of their patriarch, 91-year-old Tuhipa Niutama, does not deserve the indignity of having to lie in a ... More >>

Ex-Premier's Dream Shattered But Show Goes On

Friday, 22 August 2008, 3:34 pm | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Former Niue Premier Young Vivian spent many months convincing fellow Pacific Islands leaders his tiny island could cope with hosting their annual forum summit. More >>

PIF: Suspension Looms For Fiji Unless It Complies

Friday, 22 August 2008, 9:18 am | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

John Andrews reports from Niue that Fiji faces suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum unless its military leader Frank Bainimarama complies with Forum leaders' dictates. A meeting will Occur in PNG in three month's time to consider Fiji's compliance. More >>

Govt Commits To Power-Aiding Niue

Thursday, 1 June 2006, 6:11 pm | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Niue’s power crisis may be nearly over. The New Zealand Government has agreed to have an Air Force Hercules aircraft transport a replacement power generator, associated cables and installation engineers to Niue on Saturday. More >>

Niueans To Go Without Electricity For Three Weeks

Thursday, 1 June 2006, 2:48 pm | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Niueans may have to live rough on their tiny South Pacific island for up to three weeks while waiting for a new power generator. The destruction this week of the island’s main source of electricity has caused chaos, forcing school classrooms to close and ... More >>

News: Pacific Airlines CEO Resigns

Thursday, 15 December 2005, 5:25 pm | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

John Andrews writes: Polynesian Airlines is about to announce its first operating profit in years --- just as its chief executive John Fitzgerald prepares to leave. The Samoa-based airline’s board is expected to reveal a profit for the last financial ... More >>

Cuts Cause Rethink Over Polynesia Blue Air Deal

Thursday, 28 July 2005, 6:12 pm | John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Planned changes for Samoa’s air services have prompted a strategic rethink by airlines and governments in the South Pacific. The pending demise of Polynesian Airlines’ international jet operations in favour of Polynesian Blue has created concerns... More >>