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Nick Afoa: ‘It was make or break – and I broke’
He’s now one of Opera Australia’s shining stars, but Afoa had been on the path to international rugby stardom – before disaster struck

Tim Byrne

01, Dec, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Biden seeks to win over Pacific leaders as Solomon Islands turns back on talks
‘Historic’ summit seen as part of effort to counter Beijing in the region as Pacific leaders seek more support on climate change

Siosifa Pomana in Nuku'alofa, Tonga with agencies

25, Sep, 2023 @3:27 AM

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Britain’s top diplomat James Cleverly skips part of Pacific tour to focus on Sudan
Foreign secretary cancelled plans in Samoa and New Zealand due to crisis in Sudan, his office said

Tess McClure in Auckland

21, Apr, 2023 @1:27 AM

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Chinese state company wins contract to redevelop Solomon Islands port, prompting cautious response
Samoa’s prime minister says port ‘might morph into something else’ and suggests Pacific countries may have to monitor situation

Daniel Hurst

22, Mar, 2023 @8:38 AM

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Samoa PM urges world to save Pacific people from climate crisis obliteration
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa pleads for action before landmark IPCC report is expected to issue ‘final warning’

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

19, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘A very big gap’: Pacific businesses desperate for staff as workers leave for Australia and New Zealand
Last year more than 6,600 workers left Samoa for seasonal worker programs, double the number leaving before the pandemic

Oliver Neas

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘What a time to be alive’: rugby league fever grips Samoa after team’s surprise World Cup run
Houses have been painted blue and flags are sold out across the island country ahead of the grand final against Australia on Saturday at Old Trafford

Joyetter Feagaimaali'i in Apia

18, Nov, 2022 @4:23 PM

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‘When a cyclone hits a thatched hut in the Pacific Islands, it’s raw and scary’
Storms do not ravage a modern insulated home as they do Samoa’s traditional fale dwellings

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

18, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The climate crisis threatens to rob us not just of our living, but also of our dead | Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
As Pacific nations face the prospect of losing entire islands, the thought of leaving behind the bones of our ancestors is unbearable

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

03, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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CSIRO joins deep-sea mining project in Pacific as islands call for industry halt
Agency to lead consortium in scheme targeting battery materials while conservationists say Australia on ‘wrong side of debate’

Graham Readfearn

14, Jul, 2022 @1:33 AM

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Serious defects discovered in patrol boats Australia supplied to Pacific Islands
Potentially serious faults in Guardian-class patrol boats may force some countries to pause use of vessels

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Things aren’t going back’: Australia braces for step-up in China’s Pacific push
Despite initial relief over island nations’ rejection of security and economic pact, senior government figure says reprieve could be only temporary

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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