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Joy erupts in Fiji after historic Rugby World Cup win against Australia
Excitement spreads across rugby-loving Pacific nation after the surprise victory against the Wallabies

Sera Sefeti in Suva, Fiji

18, Sep, 2023 @5:37 AM

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Mining once made this Pacific island unliveable, now residents fear its return
Australian mining company puts Banaba exploration plan on hold amid islanders’ concerns their phosphate-rich homeland may again be exploited

Ben Doherty

04, Sep, 2023 @2:20 AM

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Support for Australia’s UN climate bid should be linked to ceasing fossil fuel expansion, Pacific leaders say
In full-page newspaper ad, current and former leaders call for delay in support for hosting Cop31 until Australia stops pursuing coal and gas projects

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

24, Aug, 2023 @5:08 AM

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US delegate says Solomon Islands PM was too ‘busy’ to meet him
Congressman Neal Dunn, part of select committee on competition with China, says failure to meet Manasseh Sogavare was a ‘missed opportunity’

Charley Piringi in Honiara and Christopher Cottrell in Suva

17, Aug, 2023 @3:16 AM

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Art’s new wave: Fiji turns to underwater sculptures to restore its bleached reefs
A series of steel artworks sitting off the coast of Nacula Island is growing coral in hope of creating more climate-resilient organisms

Sera Sefeti in Fiji

04, Aug, 2023 @8:00 PM

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New Zealand and Fiji strike defence deal amid rising Pacific tensions
Move comes as US and China push to build security links in the Pacific, and after Fiji said it was reviewing a policing deal with Beijing

Christopher Cottrell

14, Jun, 2023 @4:15 AM

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Fiji rethinks police deal with China amid rising Pacific tensions
Previous Fijian government signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011 enabling its police officers to undergo training in China

Staff and agencies

07, Jun, 2023 @4:30 AM

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China accuses Australia of trying to sabotage its relationships in Pacific region
Beijing says US, Australia and New Zealand have ‘a cold war mentality’ and are driving up geopolitical tensions

Ben Doherty

09, May, 2023 @6:16 AM

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Folklore and fireworks as Tanna island, and the wider Pacific, gear up to mark the coronation
In one pocket of Vanuatu, Prince Philip is a central part of local folklore, and the coronation of his son is a cause for celebration

Bethanie Harriman

04, May, 2023 @1:27 AM

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Why the fight for marriage equality in Fiji divides LGBTQ+ activists
Marriage would bring concrete benefits such as family health insurance but some LGBTQ+ advocates say other issues are more important

Angus Delaney in Suva

13, Apr, 2023 @1:19 AM

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Former Fiji prime minister Frank Bainimarama pleads not guilty to abuse of office
Ex-PM has been accused of stopping a police investigation into former staff members at a university

Guardian staff with agencies

10, Mar, 2023 @4:36 AM

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Queensland to trial GPS tracker for child offenders – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Stephanie Convery (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

24, Feb, 2023 @7:25 AM

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