PACER will hurt Pacific, strengthen China – analyst

By RNZ – Vanuatu Independent A CANADIAN analyst says a regional free trade agreement in the Pacific will assault Pacific island economies and give China a strategic opening in the region. Last Wednesday, New Zealand became the first country to ratify the…

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters says his country recognizes West Papua as a part of Indonesia. New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters says his country recognizes West Papua as a part of Indonesia. He made this comment…

A West Papua support group in New Zealand is calling on Pacific leaders to support Vanautu’s push for the Indonesian region to be included on the UN’s decolonisation list. West Papua Action Auckland said leaders attending next week’s Pacific Islands…
Anggota dewan Selandia Baru: Isu Papua harus tembus PBB

Jayapura, Jubi – Seorang anggota parlemen Selandia Baru,  Louisa Wall, mengatakan isu penentuan nasib sendiri West Papua harus didengar di forum Perwakilan Bangsa-bangsa (PBB). Louisa Wall mengatakan itu pada peluncuran sebuah buku baru yang menjelaskan posisi Selandia Baru atas West Papua, pekan…
CJ: Attendance is worth the investment

Judges and magistrates who are attending a week long judicial training this week have been assured that their time in attending the course is worth the investment. The training commenced yesterday at the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer…
Lessons from OPM Experience in Senegal

Jayapura, 25/5(Jubi)–– Free West Papua activist Filep Jacob Semuel Karma, commonly called Jopie Karma already warned that the experience of OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdeka – Free Papua Movement) in Senegal should not be repeated now. This warning is important in…
Chinese Military Bases in Vanuatu ‘impossible’

The Daily Post Vanuatu – A Chinese embassy spokesman said yesterday that reports of a plan to establish a military base here in Vanuatu were ‘ridiculous’. “That’s impossible”, said Chen Ke, a spokesman for the Ambassador. A senior Vanuatu government advisor concurred:…

What to make of the extraordinary story in Australia’s Fairfax newspapers on Tuesday about reported discussions between China and Vanuatu that could allow the People’s Liberation Army to establish a presence in the South Pacific nation? If true, there would be significant…
NZ parliamentary committee gets West Papua briefing

A New Zealand parliament select committee has heard there is currently no pathway for West Papua to be put on the UN decolonisation list. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee was today briefed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…
Demonstrations held in Pacific to mark Papuan flag day

Demonstrations have been held around the Pacific to mark the anniversary of West Papua‘s declaration of independence when the Morning Star flag was first raised. It’s 56 years since the Papua nationalist flag was first officially flown in the former…