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FIJI – The United Nations is investigating senior staff based in Fiji over allegations of sexual misconduct.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has taken a lead from US President Donald Trump, dismissing as “fake news” a report that claims its liquefied natural gas project is failing to deliver a promised economic boom to his people.

VANUATU – The Council of Chiefs on Vanuatu’s Santo island has reportedly agreed to resettle 11,000 people from volcanically active Ambae.

NEW ZEALAND – The Rotuman language is listed on the Unesco’s list of endangered languages as “vulnerable”.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – There are claims of foul play in French Polynesia’s territorial election which have prompted calls to cancel last month’s first round on one island.

A giant sinkhole has opened up on a farm near Rotorua following Sunday’s record breaking rainfall in the region.

Bill English starts a new job

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Former prime minister Bill English has been appointed to the board of Australian retail giant Wesfarmers.

Roadworkers unearth waka

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Road workers have uncovered what’s thought to be parts of a pre-European Maori waka on a motorway project north of Auckland.

NEW ZEALAND – The country’s leading banks have been ordered to prove they are not ripping off their customers like their Australian counterparts have been doing.

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