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Having a competition like the Pacific Nations Cup is vital for the progress of rugby in the region.

Countries responsible for increased pressure on marine ecosystems should come forward with greater action.

There is something wrong with the Guardian class patrol boats that have been given to Pacific nations by Australia.

He allegedly shot a political opponent, was charged but the police didn’t even take the alleged murder weapon!

A very big commitment has been taken by Fiji at the UN Ocean Conference, which includes banning all single use plastic by 2030.

One year ago, on June 25, 2021 the first article was published on The Pacific Advocate.

Solomons can travel to 99 countries without having to apply for a visa and this list contains countries like France and Finland.

The PIF Secretary General and Pacific Oceans Commissioner was on point when he asked nations to implement Law of the Sea.

The World Bank has approved a US$15 million grant to Tuvalu to better its health care services and service delivery.

An ocean emergency has been declared by the head of the United Nations of the dangers of plastic to oceans.

There’s a growing momentum against deep sea mining & if the slide continues in this direction, there could be a blanket ban on it.

He was locked inside a house for over a year in a secluded location in Vanuatu, but he managed to escape and notify the authorities.

Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe has spoken out on why he withdrew his participation of the UN Ocean Conference.

THROUGH THE PACIFIC LENS

Bailyn Sullivan (L) of the NZ Maori fends off the tackle from Gavin Coombes of Ireland during the rugby union match between the NZ Maori and Ireland. Picture: Michael Bradley / AFP
Australia's Prime Minister (far left), New Zealand Prime Minister (second from right) and world leaders ahead of an Indo-Pacific Partners meeting. Picture: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP
Australia's Will McDowell-White (R) drives to the hoop as China's Hu Mingxuan (L) challenges during the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 qualifying game. Picture: William West / AFP
Fiji's Cheyenne Rova competes in a heat for the women's 100m freestyle event during the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships. Picture: Ferenc Isza / AFP
High Commissioner for PNG at The UN Winnie Kiap (R) arrives for the Leaders' Retreat on the sidelines of the 2022 Commonwealth heads of Govt meeting. Picture: Dan Kitwood / pool / AFP
A dance mask from southern PNG (r, around 1900) hangs in a display case in the exhibition Freiburg and Colonialism: Yesterday? Today! Picture: Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP
Spain's PM Pedro Sanchez (R) and NZ PM Jacinda Ardern exchange jerseys of New Zealand's and Spain's national football teams during their meeting. Picture: Gabriel Bouys / AFP
Aquaman actor Jason Momoa was in Lisbon for the UN Oceans Conference, where he was honoured as an ambassador and shared his passion for the ocean. Picture: UN
Flying Fijians finish off training at Albert Park in Suva. Picture: Shalveen Chand
Pacific Vegan, Healthy and Creative Cooking with Pacific Plants won first place for Best in the World (South Pacific) at the World Cookbook Fair. Picture: Healthy Living Fiji
Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa at the CHOGM in Rwanda. Pic- CHOGM
COVID vaccines being brought over to Nauru. Picture: Zed Seselja Twitter
Kiribati will reopen for international travel from August 1. Picture: Tourism Authority of Kiribati
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PACIFIC NATIONS CUP

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Coach Toutai Kefu’s top priority is getting his players to gel for the Pacific Nations Cup opener this weekend.

Lack of pathways, infrastructure, facilities and opportunities are hindering the development and progress of rugby in the Pacific.

Powerhouse wing Leicester Fainga’anuku will make his All Blacks debut after being named on Thursday.

Israel Folau remains the centre of attraction for the Ikale Tahi as they prepare for the first game in PNC this weekend.

International flight networks, five-star accommodation and buggies on hand are just some of the prerequisites to golfing in paradise.

The Niue government has launched a new traveller declaration form for passengers seeking a pass, beginning June 28.

Domestic tourism will continue being a focal point for the Vanuatu Tourism Office, with an impending influx of inbound visitors from July 1.

Nearly two and a half years after closing borders, Kiribati is the latest Pacific destination to announce its comeback.

Fiji officially reopens its waters for international cruising this week, boosting travel routes for keen passengers after more than two years.

While Fiji, Vanuatu & French Polynesia steal much of the tourism spotlight, the Solomon Islands provides an option for those seeking something different.

In the latest phase of its gradual reopening, New Zealand is ending pre-departure Covid-19 tests for travellers.

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