AUSTRALIA – Often shunned by an Australian society that did not recognise their service, today Indigenous veterans led the national Anzac Day march for the very first time.
FRENCH PACIFIC – The French Pacific territories had some of the highest rates of abstention in the first round of the French presidential elections.
ANZAC DAY – Assessments from Anzac Day dawn services in Australia suggest crowds were well down, especially at Sydney’s Martin Place, amid tightened security by New South Wales Police.
TONGA – With Tonga police continuing a crackdown on alcohol related crime, there is a call for the country to consider restorative justice for first time offenders.
NIUE – Niue’s Premier wants to review the island’s Arts and Cultural Festival next year if he wins his seat in next month’s election. Sir Toke Talagi admitted the festival, which takes place every two years, had deviated from what he originally thought it should be.