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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A data sovereignty expert has warned Pacific people to be mindful of how companies could use indigenous data to profit. Keoni Mahelona of the Maori not-for-profit organisation, Te Hiku Media, said indigenous people had valuable knowledge, and their sovereignty and ownership...
Hagåtña, GUAM —  On the island of Ta'u in American Samoa, a revolutionary shift occurred in 2016. The island dumped its total reliance on a diesel-fueled power plant, shifting to a power generating facility that harnesses energy from the sun and uses powerful batteries for storing solar energy for...
Apia, SAMOA  — This photo provided by an American Samoa resident, who was a passenger on board a Talofa Airways flight, shows firefighters at the Faleolo International Airport in Samoa on Tuesday (Samoa time — Monday, American Samoa time) surrounding the aircraft, hosing it down. Smoke seems to...
Apia, SAMOA — A Court Registrar is being investigated by the Police. The investigation follows the confiscation of a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, also known as ice, from the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration’s compound by Police. This was confirmed by an M.J.C.A....
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — The Australian opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has accused the government of a strategic blunder in the Pacific. The Australian newspaper quoted Mr Shorten saying the Turnbull government's approach towards Australia's friends in the Pacific had been found wanting. He said it...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — There have been a range of reactions from New Zealand's Pacific community over anti-gay comments made Australia's highest-profile rugby player, Israel Folau. The former Mormon-turned fundamentalist Christian, who is of of Tongan descent, ignited intense debate after a social...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former head of state has publicly voiced his concerns about the alienation of customary lands. Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi has confirmed claims that customary lands are being alienated as a result of a law passed during his tenure. The former head of state reminded people...
London, ENGLAND — An academic says it remains to be seen what the impacts of the United Kingdom's attempts to reconnect with the Pacific will be after a signifcant period of being less engaged. Britain has just announce its plans to open new diplomatic posts in Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu at the...
Kaua'i County, HAWAII — Hundreds of people in Hawaii have had to be airlifted after floods devastated Kaua'i County on the island of Kauai. It has also caused damage to parts of neighbouring Oahu. The state's Red Cross is busy delivering emergency aid to people, many of whom are in evacuation...
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi appears to have shut the door on the Samoa Observer from asking him questions directly during his weekly media programmes. He certainly did last Thursday during a scheduled media programme allocated for the Samoa Observer and Radio 2AP...

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