Fiji to select all-local team for Hong Kong Sevens

12:46 pm on 16 March 2016/ RNZI The Fiji sevens team will selected a locally-based squad for next month’s tournament Hong Kong as they ramp up preparations for the Rio Olympics. Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan. Photo: PHOTOSPORT The World Series champions could only finish fourth at the Vancouver Sevens but remain one point clear […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1059 ( Wednesday 16 March 2016 )

MELANESIA 1) MSG aviation and tourism experts set eyes on multi- tourism destinations and aviation upgrade 9:35 pm GMT+12, 14/03/2016, Vanuatu Aviation and Tourism experts of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) have set their eyes on improving multi-tourism destination packages and aviation upgrades within the sub-region. The experts from Government Ministries and Agencies of MSG […]


Malnourishment woes persist in drought-hit PNG

Updated at 4:00 pm today Johnny Blades, RNZ International – johnny.blades@radionz.co.nz Water and food shortages remain critical in parts of Papua New Guinea such as Western Province and Milne Bay Province amid a prolonged drought. A mother and her malnourished child, Bimadbn Village, Morehead, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Photo: Penny Johnson The El Nino-linked […]


Fine Food Australia 2016.

Get your applications in as soon as possible for your chance to be hosted by PT&I at Fine Food Australia 2016. One of the ways in which we create greater international opportunities for businesses in the Pacific Island countries, is by hosting a select number of exporters each year at Australia’s premier food exhibition, Fine […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1058 ( Monday 14 March 2016 )

MELANESIA 1) MSG Land miting i harim ol sore stori long graon Updated 10 March 2016, 13:10 AEDT Sam Seke Miting blong Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance wea olketa holem disfala wik long Isabel Province long Solomon Islands, hemi herem sore stori blong olketa kastom landona olketa lusim finis nao graon blong olketa. Olketa wea […]


Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu one year on

On March 13 last year, the most powerful cyclone to ever hit the Pacific smashed into the islands of Vanuatu, leaving 75,000 people homeless. At least 15 people were killed in the storm. One year on, the nation still faces many challenges. By Adam Connors, staff for Pacific Beat The leftover water in those creeks […]


Vanuatu one year after Pam: we need to talk about cyclones

Posted: March 13, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu |  A ni-Vanuatu father and daughter stand in the wreckage of their home after Cyclone Pam. Photo: UNICEF/Further Arts By Karen Allen Something is seriously wrong in the Pacific. The numbers speak for themselves; since 1970 only 11 Category 5 cyclones have been recorded south of the equator; two […]


No money, no poverty, just happiness, pigs and prosperity in Vanuatu’s traditional economy

On 07 Dec, 2011 By rait man www.actnowpng.org/content/no-money-no-poverty-just-happiness-pigs-and-prosperity-vanuatus-traditional-economy By Kirk Huffman* The Republic of Vanuatu in the southwestern Pacific is classed by foreign economists as one of the world’s poorest nations. This mistaken view is only true if one believes that lack of modern money = ‘poverty’. Vanuatu consists of 83 inhabited tropical and semi-tropical […]


Putting a halt to the great timber heist in Papua New Guinea

3 March 2016 12:15PM Frederic Mousseau Previous Posts In a new report released last month, The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea, the Oakland Institute exposed massive tax evasion and financial misreporting by foreign logging companies, allegedly resulting in the nonpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in Papua […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1057 ( Thursday 10 March 2016 )

MELANESIA 1) MSG land difens miting long Solomon Islands ( Solomon Pijin ) Updated 9 March 2016, 14:39 AEDT Sam Seke Miting ia i toktok strong olsem olketa tradisinol landona long rijin imas no lusim graon blong olketa long olketa forena o divelopa. Wanfala Sub-regional bodi olketa kolem Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance hemi gohet […]