For a boy that grew up in the 1950s palagi world, his final rites conducted in traditional Polynesian custom testify to the transformation from where he came from to the Pacific islander he became. The final ode composed by an old friend from Atafu, Kelihiano Kalolo; and melodies of Tokelau’s funeral chant, Vale o Pou, carrying him to his final journey, acknowledged his Pacific home in the heart of Tokelau.
The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) officially ends tomorrow [30 June 2017]. But on Friday last week, it stopped for a short time to dedicate a new memorial at the Police Memorial...
Melanesia’s ocean worth NZ$760 billion under pressure from overfishing, population growth and climate change
A WWF report warns that the oceans of Melanesia – a vast Pacific real estate worth an estimated NZ$760billion generating annual revenue of US NZ$7.5 billion – is suffering from resource exploitation, population growth and climate change.
An agro-forestry farming approach introduced in Vanuatu aims to help communities address agricultural risks worsened by extreme weather patterns.
There is grave concern about the unrestricted flow of asbestos products into Pacific countries ill-equipped to deal with the problem. Besides Australia and New Zealand, no other nation in the region has a policy preventing the use and importation of asbestos. Nauru, Niue, Kiribati and Vanuatu account for 83% of all non-residential asbestos.
On 3 June, Mrs Bennett walked past Betio Hospital, functional but, previously, had been evacuated due to flooding: “You can read about it, you can hear the stories, but when you are faced with it in reality, it is incredibly stark.”
The students will re-roof and re-clad a health centre in the remote village of Paunagnisu and upgrade a medical centre in Erakor in the south of the island group.
Renewables Readiness Assessments for Fiji, Vanuatu and Marshall Islands find that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel could meet domestic energy needs while decreasing electricity costs, increase energy access, boost...
The Bureau is providing updated climate outlooks and climate communication support so they can develop and deliver media releases and key messages through local media outlets.
Six Pacific young leaders were at Buckingham Palace on Monday this week where they were awarded winners’ medals by Queen Elizabeth II in person. The six from Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua...
Changes to Immigration policies enacted by the John Key government, such as the removal of the Adult Sibling category in 2012 has not only made things difficult, it is has become in some cases, a legal instrument keeping families apart.
Vanuatu fundraising initiatives feature a concert by ‘Young Life’, one of Vanuatu’s most acclaimed reggae bands and a bucket collection on Friday 20 March on all of Victoria’s campuses.