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Investigation continues into Melbourne Royal Show incident that left woman critically injured

AUSTRALIA(CU)_After being hit by a ride at the Melbourne Royal Show on Sunday, a woman is still in critical condition.WorkSafe is looking into how...

Australia phones cyber-attack exposes personal data

AUSTRALIA (CU)_Customers' names, birthdates, phone numbers, and email addresses were revealed due to the incident. The corporation, which has over ten million subscribers, claims to...

Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama ‘deeply concerned’ by son’s domestic violence… in Australia

Frank Bainimarama, the Prime Minister of Fiji, expressed his "great concern" after learning that his son had been accused of a number of assault...

Concerns over the future of the NZ Animal Health Industry

Concerns about the development of the animal health sector in New Zealand are being voiced by BiotechNZ. Elanco, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Zoetis, the three biggest...

P&O Will Pilot Test Vanuatu Cruises for Safe Restart

VANUATU (CU)_P&O Cruises Australia and the government of Vanuatu will collaborate beginning in November to resume sailings to the idyllic island nation. Two voyages...

Australian PM says he will not hold republic referendum during his first term out of ‘deep respect’ for Queen

Anthony Albanese, the prime minister of Australia, says this period is a "time to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II" and to show "deep...

Lami locals voice concerns over defence facility being built in residential area

FIJI (CU)_Residents of the Fijian town of Lami are alarmed by the construction of an Australian-funded defense facility in a residential area. They claim...

More people living in cars as cost-of-living pressures mount…

Debbie Munroe is one of those uncommon individuals who maintains composure in the face of pandemonium and who observes the person in the back...

Govt committed to Air Vanuatu says minister

VANUATU (CU)_ Jay Ngwele, the interim Minister in Charge of Air Vanuatu in Vanuatu, claims that the government is dedicated to providing financial support...

HACKERS LEAK NAURU POLICE EMAILS!

NAURU (CU)_   In May 2022, an unidentified gang of hackers published a cache of emails that they said belonged to the Nauru Police Force...

International travellers to face delays when Qantas strike begins

Australia (CU)_International travelers who fly with airlines like Qantas, Emirates, and Etihad may experience delays as a result of the agreement of luggage handlers...

Did International travellers face delays when Qantas struck work?

Australia (CU)_International travelers who fly with airlines like Qantas, Emirates, and Etihad may have experienced delays as a result of the agreement of luggage...

Tonga eruption may have produced a tsunami engulfing Statue of Liberty!

Tonga (CU)_According to a source, the Tonga volcano's enormous eruption in January resulted in a wave that was as tall as the Statue of...

New Zealand minister wrapped up in Māori language chocolate bar row

New Zealand (CU)_After the Prime Minister asked for their removal because they violated cabinet rules regarding product advertising, a New Zealand minister was forced...

Vanuatu Officially Eliminates the World’s Leading Cause of Preventable Blindness

Vanuatu (CU)_Trachoma has been successfully eradicated as a public health issue in Vanuatu, making it the first nation in the Pacific to do so. On...

This robotic research vessel is investigating the Tonga Volcano!

Tonga (CU)_After conducting a preliminary examination of the underwater Tongan volcano, which erupted violently back in January, a robot boat operated from the UK...

‘Demeaning’ coverage – Solomon Islands threatens to ban foreign journalists

Solomon Islands (CU)_The government of the Solomon Islands has reportedly stated that it will forbid select international journalists from entering the nation, saying that...

Kiribatians hold $682m in Australian banks!

Kiribati (CU)_Kiribati is a tiny country in the center of the Pacific Ocean that consists of 33 islands. Of them, just 20 are inhabited....

Australia, India Working Jointly Towards Providing Fuel To Sri Lankan Forces

Australia Paul Stephens, Australia's high commissioner to Sri Lanka, said on Monday that Australia and India are working together to supply fuel to Sri Lanka's...

Kiwibank to remain 100 per cent New Zealand owned

(New Zealand). Given that the Government moved to fully acquire Kiwibank this morning, it will continue to be in NZ hands. “The benefit to New...

India health care ‘well-known’ in Fiji

FIJI - With its top-notch medical facilities and a large pool of highly skilled specialists, India is a major destination for high-quality and affordable...

Australia, New Zealand deny ‘rumours’ of meat ban to China

AUSTRALIA/ NEW ZEALAND - Australia and New Zealand have said shipments of meat to China are clearing as normal despite Chinese media reports of...

Australia is one of the best places to be to survive a nuclear war!

AUSTRALIA - If nuclear war broke out, Australia may be the best place to survive. Researchers have analysed the impact nuclear weapon detonation would have on global...

5939 new community cases, New Zealand to stay at orange!

NEW ZEALAND - Minister for Covid-19 Response Ayesha Verrall has confirmed that the country will stay at the orange traffic light setting as 5939 new community...

Tonga volcano eruption vaporised Olympic-sized pools of seawater!

PACIFIC - The eruption of the Tonga volcano instantly vaporised 58,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools of seawater high into the atmosphere, so much that scientists say it...

Jack tested positive for monkeypox

AUSTRALIA - Jack Barlow has vowed to spend 21 days in isolation after testing positive for monkeypox, to spark a national conversation about the...

Bristol Springs hydrogen has potential!

AUSTRALIA - A prefeasibility study (PFS) into a Bristol Springs hydrogen project, in Western Australia, has shown that the project has the potential to...

Woman seriously injured after falling into sinkhole in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND - A Perth woman visiting New Zealand has been taken to hospital after falling into a geothermal sinkhole in Rotorua, on the country's...

Australian central bank to raise rates.

AUSTRALIA - Australia’s central bank will deliver its third consecutive half-point interest rate increase on Tuesday and another in September, playing catch-up with peers...

Steve Hansen hits out at New Zealand rugby chiefs after All Blacks’ Ireland loss

NEW ZEALAND - Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen launched a scathing attack on New Zealand Rugby (NZR), claiming the federation had presided over...

NZ and Samoa do not wish to comment on China security ties

WELLINGTON (CU)_Pacific Island nations recently failed to reach consensus over a regional trade and security pact proposed by China, during China’s Foreign Minister Wang...

Albanese’s Labour party to govern alone

CANBERRA (CU)_Just over a week ago, Australia’s Labour Leader Anthony Albanese claimed victory in the federal election held on 21 May, defeating incumbent Prime...

Tonga signs agreement after Pacific islands fail to reach consensus

NUKUʻALOFA, Tonga (CU)_China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is currently on a tour in the Pacific, a visit which is aimed at signaling Beijing’s broader...

PM Ardern ‘greatly heartened’ by discussions at White House

WASHINGTON, DC (CU)_New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived in the United States yesterday for her first ever White House visit. During her visit,...

Largest known plant on Earth has been discovered

PERTH (CU)_Researchers from the University of Western Australia recently set out to examine and analyse the genetic diversity of seagrass, commonly found along parts...

Samoa signs bilateral agreement amid western concerns over China’s growing influence in

CANBERRA (CU)_China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is currently on a tour across the Pacific, with plans to visit eight islands across the region over...

A marathon trip designed to signal Beijing’s broader ambitions in the Pacific

HONIARA (CU)_Over the recent weeks, China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific has come under the spotlight following a controversial security agreement that was signed...

Quad opposes China’s ‘coercive, provocative, unilateral’ actions.

SYDNEY (CU)_The leaders of the US, Australia, India and Japan met in Tokyo on Tuesday (24 May), for a second in-person summit of the...

Albanese’s win is being closely watched by global leaders, the New Zealand PM in particular

WELLINGTON (CU)_Several world leaders and state officials from across the globe congratulated Australia’s Labour leader Anthony Albanese on his victory in Saturday’s election.  British...

New Labour PM sworn in

CANBERRA (CU)_Australia’s Labour Party returns to power after party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in as the country’s 31st Prime Minister on Monday (23...