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  The 48th Pacific Islands Forum summit in Samoa has ended with all the leaders unanimously agreeing to reappoint Dame Meg Taylor as Secretary General for a second, three-year…

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  « One small step for local island governments, but one giant leap for our environment » Imagine 5 million km² of ocean, and spread all across that huge area, 118 tiny…

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  The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum says Pacific countries need to realise they make up an ocean continent. Speaking ahead of the 48th Pacific leaders meeting…

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  It has been an exciting few months for our newest Vaka Motu, the ‘Okeanos Marshall Islands’! After sailing from Auckland to Tahiti to Hawai’i, the vaka sailed 14…

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  It’s 21:00, on the 24 of March 2017. We leave Port-Vila for our first trip to the Shepherds Islands. It’s cold at night, wet, I’m sneezing. Doesn’t matter,…

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  Scientists on a French research ship which has dropped anchor in Sydney say they are shocked at the extent of bleaching across the Pacific Ocean. Scientists aboard a…

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Two million square kilometer Marae Moana becomes reality The Cook Islands is now the largest multi-use marine park in the world. Marae Moana –  spanning a total ocean area…

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A marae on Raiatea in French Polynesia has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site. UNESCO’s 41st meeting in Poland accepted the bid by France to give Taputapuatea marae…

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On a sunny afternoon in January, my toddler daughter was trying to climb the monkey bars at the Waialua District Park playground when I ran into an acquaintance, Makani…

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Elon Musk’s company Tesla will partner with French utility Neoen to deliver the lithium ion battery designed to improve the security of electricity network Elon Musk, the billionaire founder…

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