Melanesia

Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Takes a Hit From Restructuring Costs

Management is still trying to work out the kinks, and it showed this past quarter.<p>Whenever two giant companies come together, you have to assume …

Stocks

Too much information? The data-driven future of health

THE AGE of bioinformation did not arrive quietly. Advances in data sciences and life sciences deep in university laboratories and corporate R&D …

Data-Driven

Queanbeyan Tigers to visit Solomon Islands for end of season trip

The group will be building wells to provide clean water to a women's and orphan's refuge and conducting football clinics with local kids.<p>The trip …

Australian News

20-year-old rider Mathieu Riebel killed in head-on collision with ambulance during race

<b>Promising young rider was reportedly travelling at 80kmh at time of crash</b><p>A promising young French rider has died after a high-speed collision with an …

Cycling

Studio Visit / Chris Earl

In an overly-digitized world, it feels crucial to take the time to make things with your own two hands. Or, at least admire people who make things …

Papua New Guinea

Vincentian bishop backs Australian priest

Criticism: Port Stephens woman Wendy Stein and Vincentian Bishop Rolando Santos in Papua New Guinea. Bishop Santos has criticised Ms Stein for …

Papua New Guinea

Harmony is over its near-death experience

"When I got the job two years ago, Harmony was in very big trouble. It had very high levels of debt of R5bn, half its market capitalisation.<p>"It had a …

Business (South Africa)

Rugby League World Cup 2017: guide

<b>The Rugby League World Cup 2017</b> begins on Seven on Friday October 27 and continues until December 2nd.<p>As the biggest sporting event in the region …

Rugby Union

Revealed: the most vegetarian-friendly countries in the world

Although vegetarian travel is improving, the herbivores among us can sometimes be faced with a restrictive diet when travelling. Now a new index will help people find the most vegetarian-friendly countries in the world before booking their flights.<p>The Global Vegetarian Index was compiled by …

Geography

Spiders, up close and personal

Papua New Guinea

South Pacific: Cruise around the islands

Get closer to the lush green landscapes of the South Pacific with an island cruise, says Jane Archer

Cruise Ships

You don't miss wife you never had - Wales boss Kear on World Cup absentees

<b>Wales coach John Kear has shrugged off being without some of the nation's leading players for the World Cup - saying "if you've never been married, you don't miss your wife".</b><p>Wales are without leading Super League players Ben Flower, Rhys Evans, Gil Dudson and Lloyd White.<p>Flower and Evans have not …

Rugby Union

Why Do We Roll Our Eyes?

Ah, the eye roll: the first line of defense for teens everywhere. But while a happy smile is considered a universal human expression, there's more …

Papua New Guinea

Australia must act to stop 'humanitarian emergency' in Manus, says UNHCR

The government ‘cannot walk away’ from its responsibilities to detainees as it hastens the closure of the island’s processing centre<p>Australia must step in to prevent a “looming humanitarian emergency” in Papua New Guinea due to the abrupt close of its immigration processing centre on Manus island, …

Refugees

A movie secretly filmed inside Pacific refugee camps

While the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya refugees makes global headlines, the predicament of detainees on Manus Island and Nauru has largely been …

Refugees

Uncertainty remains over New Caledonia referendum roll

A year out from New Caledonia's independence referendum, it is still unclear who will be allowed to vote.

New Zealand News

Living The Dream

Marco Lang (Fanatic / NorthSails) will probably never forget Sunday 1st October 2017 for the rest of his life. Before this date Lang had never won an …

Windsurfing

Asylum-seekers look through a fence at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

Australia's treatment of asylum-seekers on Manus Island was criticised ahead of the vote.

Manus Island

Black Power in Papua New Guinea

The Black Power Movement stretched across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean worlds in both expected and surprising ways. Scholarship on Black …

Black Power

New Caledonia: The Secluded Island Paradise On Australia's Doorstep

New Caledonia The Secluded Island Paradise On Australia's Doorstep<p>Words by Chris Ashton<p>From essential experiences to can't-miss destinations, we've …

Australasia

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Woman referee Esther Stabuli says what matters is performance, not who is officiating

<b>Kolkata:</b> For Esther Stabuli, who became the first woman referee in 16 years to officiate in a FIFA male competition, what counts at the end of the …

FIFA

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Head coach Steve Cooper says England would be 'naive' to call themselves favourites

<b>Kolkata:</b> England may have cruised into the knock-out stage with an emphatic all-win record but head coach Steve Cooper does not want the favourites …

FIFA

Nearly every country is named after one of these four things

Just the name of a country has the power to instil a sense of patriotism in people all over the world.<p>But the actual origins of these country’s names …

Christopher Columbus

Netherlands, PNG secure World Cup Qualifier spots

The other important aspect to be decided in the final round is who finishes top of the championship and earns the 13th place in the new ODI league.

FIFA

This Organization Is Making Medical Care Accessible in Developing Remote Islands

Credit: Tupaia MediTrak<p><b>Venturing down the single paved road of Kiribati’s main atoll Tarawa, you will notice many things.</b> There are laughing …

Health Care

U17 World Cup: Japan coach believes working as a unit will help team against England

The Japanese coach believes his team can switch gears when necessary to squeeze out a win against favorites England...<p>Japanese coach Yoshiro Moriyama knows just how good England are, as his side prepare to take them on in the round-of-16 tie.<p>Moriyama though believes that his side have what it takes …

Rugby Union

Book Review: Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration

Exile in Colonial Asia is compact, but it’s a large book in its treatment of forced migration, prisoner resettlement, and exile across the globe from East Asia to Africa. The 10 essays cover people up and down the social hierarchy: rulers (kings, princes, sultans); pretenders to thrones; convicts; …

Taiwan

How to save giant tropical fruit bats: Work with local hunters who use bat teeth as money

Cultural value of bat teeth means traditional hunting customs are 'a positive, not a negative'<p>Bats often get the short end of the stick -- when you …

Solomon Islands

Australia helping Pacific hunger crisis

Farming is a way of life on the Pacific Islands, but much of the population are not benefiting from the fruits of their labour.

Agriculture

Oil Search Achieves Record Quarterly Production

MELBOURNE, Australia--Oil Search Ltd. (OSH.AU) racked up record production volumes in the last quarter, driven by the continued rise in output from Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (XOM) gas-export venture in Papua New Guinea.<p>The growth in production buoyed the energy company's third-quarter sales revenue and …

Papua New Guinea