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Tonga volcano eruption: New Zealand and Australia send planes to assess tsunami damage
Blanket of ash hinders communications from towns believed to have been inundated by waves as first surveillance flights departs

Kate Lyons and Joshua Mcdonald

17, Jan, 2022 @2:53 AM

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Tsunami from Tonga volcano eruption leaves trail of flood damage
Waves rush over island country while tidal surges are felt by small Pacific neighbours plus New Zealand, Australia, US and Japan

Joshua Mcdonald and agencies

16, Jan, 2022 @7:29 AM

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Tonga’s drug crisis: Why a tiny Pacific island is struggling with a meth epidemic
Spike in drug use has caused problems across Tongan society, with arrests doubling in two years and children severely affected

Joshua Mcdonald

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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One-third of people in Pacific paid a bribe in the last year, says corruption report
Survey of more than 6,000 people by Transparency International is the most comprehensive look at corruption in the region to date

Joshua Mcdonald

17, Nov, 2021 @1:13 AM

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PNG residents evicted a decade ago for casino development face violence and poverty: report
Former residents of the Paga Hill settlement in Port Moresby say their displacement has led to a range of problems

Joshua Mcdonald

12, Nov, 2021 @1:16 AM

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Plant in traditional Samoa medicine could be as effective as ibuprofen, study shows
Researchers say leaves of the matalafi plant could also potentially be used to treat cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Joshua Mcdonald

04, Nov, 2021 @2:18 AM

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‘I wouldn’t wish it upon any parent’: living on the frontline of global heating
From extreme weather obliterating homes to rising sea levels ruining crops, climate breakdown is a terrifying daily reality for many

Joshua Mcdonald Sydney

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Child stunting from malnutrition could increase in Pacific in wake of Covid, experts warn
World Vision report says widespread loss of income and families having fewer meals are seriously affecting children’s health

Joshua Mcdonald

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns
Large parts of Pacific country’s capital would be permanently flooded and islands would disappear, according to new projections

Joshua Mcdonald

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘It was a nice break from everything’: two men rescued after 29 days lost at sea
Surviving on oranges they’d packed, coconuts from the sea and rainwater they collected, they floated about 400km in the Solomon Sea before being rescued

Joshua Mcdonald

08, Oct, 2021 @4:33 AM

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‘It really woke parliament up’: King of Tonga criticises government handling of drugs crisis
In rare political speech, the king addressed the epidemic that is overwhelming Tonga hospitals and prisons

Joshua Mcdonald

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Tonga royal family denies allegation late king covered up murder of Australian horse trainer
Statement comes after son of late bookmaker alleges king helped George Brown’s killers return to Tonga

Joshua Mcdonald

03, Sep, 2021 @4:53 AM

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