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Cook Islanders have voted on a referendum asking “Should we review our cannabis laws to allow for research and medicinal use?”

A British naval ship has made a historic first visit to Palau in nearly 100 years on an international goodwill mission.

Despite claims and apparent evidence to the contrary, this national broadcaster insists it’s not being silenced.

The PIF secretary general has warned that the region could be headed towards a bleak economic future. 

The 51st PIF that was held in Fiji last month will likely go down as among the most eventful in the organisation’s history.

A rendition of a traditional Hawaiian dance by a couple for their one year old son has amassed more than 10 million hits.

A motion of no confidence has been filed against a Pacific nation’s prime minister while he’s been out of the country. 

The legacy left behind by World War II still poses threats to the lives of Solomons as 13 live bombs were found at the runway.

The PIF Secretariat and FIFA have jointly launched a 12-month plan to implement the climate change partnership.

More than five tons of marijuana kept as exhibits between 2018 and 2021 were destroyed at the Kadavu Police Station in Fiji. 

A special meeting of the PIF leaders is set to take place in Fiji and following that they are bound to meet with US president.

Pacific Island states have adeptly used international fora and cultivated multilateral partnerships to address climate change.

The price of food and fuel will continue to increase in the Pacific, according to the University of the South Pacific’s economist.

THROUGH THE PACIFIC LENS

Team Vanuatu at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: ONOC
Miss Marshall Islands 2022 contestant Miss Maloelap Akilome Morris. Picture- Miss Marshall Islands 2022
Team Solomon Islands at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: ONOC
Inside the Mauke solar power plant in the Cook Islands. Picture: Office of the Prime Minister
Team Tonga at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: ONOC
Whale watching in Niue, one of few global destinations where it's legal to swim with humpbacks. Picture: Niue Blue
Indo-Pacific defence force chiefs meet in Sydney, Australia. Picture: Australia Defence Forces
Team Tuvalu at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: ONOC
Filipe Manu is one of the five finalists for the 2022 Lexus Song Quest, New Zealand’s most acclaimed opera competition. Picture: Filipe Manu Facebook
Nauruan athletes at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Picture- Sefanaia Takape Team Nauru
Masterchef NZ winner Sam Low with finalist Elliot McClymont. Picture: Sam Low Facebook
Team Fiji at the Commonwealth Games. Pic: Henry Elder Facebook
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Australian netball clubs Adelaide Thunderbirds and Sunshine Coast Lightning are in Fiji conducting coaching clinics and community work.

Auckland and Rewa have had a good start to the OFC Champions League.

New Caledonia’s Hienghène Sport have stunned Rewa FC in Group B of the OFC Champions League 2022.

Tahiti’s AS Venus and Central Coast from the Solomon Islands have qualified from Group A of the OFC Champions League.

The OFC Champions League 2022 has started in Auckland, New Zealand and the top clubs from the region are battling it out for club supremacy.

Fijian rugby league player Pio Maisamoa Seci’s dream to play in Australia’s NRL competition became a reality.

Solomon Islands-based Central Coast FC will be playing in their first OFC Champions League in this year’s tournament.

While a typical holiday promises idyllic beaches and fun in the sun, there’s so much more to experience in the vast arena of the Pacific Islands.

Samoa looks to be on track to stick to its August target to open its borders for international travel despite a surge in COVID.

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

Samoa’s borders opened for international visitors this week, ending 865 days of travel restrictions brought about by COVID-19.

French Polynesia and Fiji are competing with Aus and NZ to become the Oceania Culinary Destination of the Year finalists.

Beyond the postcard perfection of lounging in paradise, there’s a rising frontier in post-pandemic travel across the region – cuisine.

A Pacific plant-based cookbook penned in lockdown has won top honours at the World Cookbook Affair – Gourmand Awards.

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