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Remote Vanuatu journo goes above and beyond to tell stories
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
By RNZ Pacific  Clinging to the top of a swaying coconut tree, Vanuatu journalist Edgar Howard carefully plucks out his phone from his pocket. He’s clambered up there looking for a strong enough...

Outrage, opposition to Cook Islands Rocketman ban
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A prominent Cook Islands lawyer intends to take a court challenge against the censor’s impending ban of the film Rocketman, reports the Cook Islands News. Lawyer Heinz Mat...

Israel Folau ‘misuses’ Bible to justify hatred, says Samoan Minister
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
By Tulia Thompson A minister of a Pacific church in Auckland has spoken out against rugby star Israel Folau’s homophobic attack. Samoan Minister Apelu Tielu from the Pacific Island Presbyterian Church...

Cook Islands to follow Samoa and ban Rocketman
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The movie Rocketman is likely to be banned in the Cook Islands, despite having already been in the cinema for a week, reports the Cook Islands News. The film, a biography ...

Australia won’t meet Nauru, Manus resettlement target
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
By RNZ Pacific The Australian government has conceded it won’t meet its target of resettling 1250 refugees held on Nauru and Manus Island. Home affairs minister Peter Dutton said on Sunday the U...