Posts Tagged ‘South Pacific’

Strings attached: The reality behind NZ’s climate aid in the Pacific

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

The beach is vanishing, one day at a time. The sea approaches the coastal village. It will not be negotiated with. With seawater flooding the water table, crops that have fed the islanders for centuries are losing viability. The problem is invisible, under the people’s feet. But it demands change. Each year, the cyclones have Read more

Bougainville the world’s newest nation?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

2019 will be a momentous year for Bougainville. This region of Papua New Guinea, that has had an autonomous government since 2005, is to hold a referendum on whether to extend this to full independence. It is the culmination of a peace process that began in 1997 and which had ended nearly ten years of Read more