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‘I’m not John Key’: Ex-Air NZ boss the latest opposition leader to face Ardern

‘I’m not John Key’: Ex-Air NZ boss the latest opposition leader to face Ardern

Chris Luxon may be the answer National has been looking for all along to take on the likeable NZ Prime Minister, but he’s hedging his bets.

  • by Henry Cooke

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There’s gold in the Solomon Islands, but not for the people who live there

There’s gold in the Solomon Islands, but not for the people who live there

Living standards are going nowhere, while locals accuse foreign corporations and politicians of getting rich.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Bodies found amid violence in Honiara

Bodies found amid violence in Honiara

They are the first reported deaths after days of violent protests in the Solomon Islands. Australian troops have arrived to help restore calm, with riot police from NSW set to arrive early next week.

  • by Yan Zhuang
Albatrosses pushed to ‘divorce’ because of climate change, study finds

Albatrosses pushed to ‘divorce’ because of climate change, study finds

And, yes, there is a documented rate of divorce for the normally monogamous birds.

  • by Miriam Berger
Behind the scenes in the Solomons, local leader has leveraged China issue to his advantage

Behind the scenes in the Solomons, local leader has leveraged China issue to his advantage

There is a trope that Pacific nations are merely pawns in a global contest, but the Premier of Malaita has played a strong geopolitical game.

  • by Ed Cavanough
Solomon Islands PM blames ‘foreign powers’ for unrest after Australia sends troops

Solomon Islands PM blames ‘foreign powers’ for unrest after Australia sends troops

PM Manasseh Sogavare rejected criticism of the Pacific nation’s 2019 decision to end diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favour of Beijing.

  • by Rod McGuirk
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‘Darkest days’ return to Solomon Islands as protesters burn buildings

‘Darkest days’ return to Solomon Islands as protesters burn buildings

Honiara was put into lockdown after protesters demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation set fire to parts of Parliament and several other buildings on Wednesday. 

  • by Michael E. Miller
Maori tribe demands anti-vax protesters stop doing their haka

Maori tribe demands anti-vax protesters stop doing their haka

Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protesters have been condemned by elders for promoting the views of individuals ahead of the needs of the community.

  • by Tom Hunt
‘Global public good’: Biden, Xi and other APEC leaders agree to improve vaccine access

‘Global public good’: Biden, Xi and other APEC leaders agree to improve vaccine access

A meeting of 21 leaders hosted by New Zealand and including Joe Biden, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin has found common ground on two major issues.

  • by Nick Perry and Jim Gomez
Trump-flag waving anti-vaccine protesters rally at New Zealand’s Parliament

Trump-flag waving anti-vaccine protesters rally at New Zealand’s Parliament

Many people who joined the protest said they were not against vaccination but against the government mandates.

  • by Sophie Cornish
Victims’ family anger over Christchurch shooting killer’s plan to appeal

Victims’ family anger over Christchurch shooting killer’s plan to appeal

Australian Brenton Tarrant, currently serving a life sentence for killing 51 people, has told his lawyer his guilty pleas were obtained under duress.

  • by Jody O'Callaghan