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Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr has been named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year’s Queen’s Honours. The master waka voyager, who has been sailing for over 35…

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Captain Aunofo Havea Funaki is a Tongan trailblazer: She is the first female licensed captain in the Kingdom of Tonga and Polynesia; is a captain of yachts and vakas…

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Earlier this month, before the travel restrictions relating to the emergence of the Corona virus in several Pacific island states took effect, our crew of Okeanos Palau sailed to…

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As COVID-19 cases in the remote Pacific climb, it turns out that even natural isolation is no match against this pandemic. The novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Papua…

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Mass bleaching seen along Great Barrier Reef could mark start of global-scale event, expert warns Rising ocean temperatures could have pushed the world’s tropical coral reefs over a tipping…

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More Covid-19 cases have been announced in the Pacific, with several countries increasing restrictions as the virus hits the region. Confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Pacific Hawaii now has…

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On March 7, 2020, the College of Micronesia-FSM traditional canoe was launched for the very first time to help promote the upcoming Traditional Navigation Program scheduled to start on…

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While education is highly valued in Vanuatu, many school children living on the outer islands are faced with the challenges of studying with inadequate, or at the very least,…

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As a new decade dawns much of the Pacific is grappling with major upheavals from climate and health crises to political disruption and self-determination struggles. RNZ Pacific’s Jamie Tahana…

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The Federated States of Micronesia has announced a ban on the importation of single-use styrofoam containers and plastic shopping bags. President David Panuelo signed the law enacting the ban….

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