Samoa Extends Nationwide Lockdown Until Thursday With 5 New Cases

Prime Minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi Mataafa has announced today that the nationwide lockdown will be extended until Thursday 27 January 6PM. Samoa has been in lockdown since Saturday 22…

Samoa Goes Into Two Day Lockdown Amid 15 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Managed Isolation

Prime Minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi Mataafa has made a special announcement this evening regarding the status of Samoa in light of COVID-19 cases discovered at the border. Earlier this…

Relief and Support Underway in Tonga With Royal New Zealand Navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS Wellington arrived in the Kingdom of Tonga yesterday for recovery and support in the wake of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami…

NZ Government Ready to Support Tonga Following Eruption and Tsunami

New Zealand has formally offered to provide assistance to the Kingdom of Tonga following the recent Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption. Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says, “the thoughts of…

People in Niue Urged to Stay Indoors Away From Sea, Kingdom of Tonga Full Tsunami Alert

The Government of Niue has issued a notice tonight via social media that the country is experiencing unusual weather activity which may be a result of the volcanic eruption of…

Kia Orana 2022! Cook Islands Border Opens Today

The Cook Islands border is open for business to New Zealand as of today, enabling fully vaccinated Kiwis to travel freely to and from the Cook Islands with no quarantine…

New Zealand Government Congratulates New Prime Minister of Kingdom of Tonga

New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta has congratulated the Kingdom of Tonga’s newly appointed Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni on his appointment. An all-male parliament was elected in…

NZ Allocates Millions to First Private Investment Fund Targeting Pacific Countries

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Phil Twyford have today announced a new investment fund to support COVID-19 recovery in the Pacific.…

Vanuatu First Pacific Nation Elected to International Maritime Organisation Council

Vanuatu has become the first Pacific Island Nation out of 40 new countries elected by the United Nations Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation as a Member of its Council…

New Zealand to Deploy Defence Force and Police to Honiara After Solomon Islands Riots

The New Zealand government has announced it will deploy Defence Force and Police personnel to Honiara to help restore peace and stability. This comes after Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…