Melanesia

Oil Search sees no need for new equity for PNG, Alaska projects

Oil Search has sought to convince the market on the merits of its recent $US400 million ($521 million) Alaskan oil acquisition and has told investors …

Papua New Guinea

LOTI/LINLINE CONTINUE VANUATU’S UNBEATEN RUN AT PACIFIC MINI GAMES – Asian Volleyball Confederation – AVC

Port Vila, Vanuatu, December 13, 2017 – Hot favourites and top seeds Loti Joe/Linline Matauatu from Vanuatu stretched invincibility at the 2017 …

Beach Volleyball

Winners of the MIKTA Education in Emergencies Challenge

Today I announce the winners of the MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey, Australia) Education in Emergencies Challenge which called for new ideas …

Julie Bishop

'Monster' 16-Foot Python Given Marching Orders by Australia's Queensland Police

Police night patrols are prepared for dangerous encounters, but officers in Queensland, northeast Australia, were recently stopped in their tracks by …

Papua New Guinea

Boshier to lead New Zealand U-19s in World Cup

1:39 AM ET<p>Allrounder Kaylum Boshier has been named captain of New Zealand's Under-19s team for the 2018 World Cup that begins in the country from …

Rugby Union

RPT-COLUMN-Vale's reality check for nickel's electric vehicle dreams: Andy Home

(Repeats Dec. 12 item. The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)<p>* LME nickel price long term: …

Australasia

Asian Church group raises concerns after Papua visit

A group from the Christian Conference of Asia has reported about a pattern of severe human rights violations in Indonesia's Papua region, known as …

New Zealand News

New slot could dent QCup ratings

The Queensland Rugby League today released its 2018 draw, which will see reigning premiers Papua New Guinea clash with beaten grand finalists …

Rugby Union

There’s always a bigger fish: Animals named after Star Wars creatures and characters

The Star Wars universe is not just inspiration for young padwans, it also provides rich pickings for biologists needing names for new species.<p><i>Spot</i> …

Star Wars

Rugby league: 13 lessons the sport should learn for the next World Cup

The organisers of the 2021 World Cup should maximise TV audiences, appoint neutral referees, give players more rest and rethink scheduling and qualification<p>By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport Network<p>1) A successful England gets sports fans talking<p>Watching the final …

Sport (UK)

Bid for Charity in Sea Save Foundation's 2017 Online Auction

Recently we caught up with former Sea HeroGeorgienne Bradley, who is also the Director of Sea Save Foundation, an ocean conservation organization …

Turks and Caicos

Peru fined for lasers on All Whites

FIFA fined the Peruvian Football Association 5000 Swiss Francs ($A6,500) for the November 15 incidents during the match which Peru won 2-0 to secure …

Sport (Australia)

Meet Sydney's morning people

We chat to Redfern radio hosts, a Banksmeadow baker, a Sydney Harbour ferry operator and Bronte Swimming Club's dedicated freestyler.<p>Photography: …

Australia

Macron urges swifter action at 'One Planet' climate summit in Paris

Politicians and finance industry representatives are meeting to discuss how to promote green investments to fight global climate change. The summit …

Climate

Troubled Papua New Guinea deep-sea mine faces environmental challenge

Community groups accuse PNG government of keeping documents for its approval under wraps<p>A controversial experimental deep-sea mine is being challenged in court by environmental groups who have accused the Papua New Guinea government of withholding key documents about its approval.<p>Nautilus Minerals …

Environment

Featured | K-9's bark more powerful than their bite

K-9's bark more powerful than their bite<p>“A warehouse that I can clear in 30 minutes with her, would take me a year by myself," said Raymond Hernandez …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Body of evidence

<b>Donna MacGregor has seen death. As a forensic anthropologist, police officer and Army reservist, she’s seen it all. The UQ alumnus studies skeletons.</b> …

Australian Universities

ANU Press hits two million downloads for the first time

The Australian National University (ANU) has surpassed the two million mark for the number of book downloads through its publisher ANU Press in 2017, …

Australian Universities

The Ultimate Arbitrary List of Places to Visit in 2018

The editorial team at Everything Everywhere likes to keep with the times. We’ve noticed a great many travel publications all publishing their list of …

Solomon Islands

South Pacific Cruise

Price includes<p>7 Nights Full board Cruise on board the Explorer of the Seas<br>• 2 Nights stay in a 4* City Centre Hotel Sydney<br>• Flights from the United Kingdom<br>• All Transfers<br>• All Port Taxes & Fees<p>Choose your booking<p>Mar 6, 2019<p>Departures from<p>London<p>Call to book<p>Note: All holidays subject to availability. Dates, …

Australia

England's Rugby League World Cup attracts venue interest from overseas

• 2021 tournament held in England after beating bid from US • Matches could be played in Perpignan, Avignon and Limerick<p>The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup have received 40 expressions of interest from potential host venues, including several inquiries from enticing areas outside …

Sport (UK)

Tech Toolkit for Modern Adventurers

<b>Tech Trends takes a look at how technology will play a role in the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.</b><p>One of the world’s toughest endurance …

Sailing

Canada's Extraction Secrets

For human rights defenders putting their lives on the line in Guatemala, justice could hinge on an unfulfilled election promise of Prime Minister …

Papua New Guinea

Australian doctors 'extremely worried' about Manus Island asylum seekers

Australia's top medical colleges are demanding the Turnbull government to immediately provide care and treatment to the asylum seekers and refugees …

Refugees

ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the numerous duties that administrators performed in …

Papua New Guinea

These Imaginary Islands Only Existed On Maps

In the age of GPS and Google Maps, it is hard to believe that maps can include places that don’t exist. But author Malachy Tallack argues that maps …

Maps

International rugby league's new rankings almost as odd as FIFA

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup was a success on many levels. We saw some incredible scenes in packed stadiums across Australia, New Zealand and …

Sport (UK)

Manus asylum seekers 'lying' over vision showing alleged threats: Dutton

The immigration minister has accused asylum seekers on Manus Island of "lying" and producing propaganda after they released video footage allegedly …

Refugees

Taiwan and its South Pacific allies

With fleeting news coverage, President Tsai Ing-wen of the Republic of China last month concluded official visits to Marshall Islands, Solomon …

China

The men hoping to use old laptop batteries to power remote villages

Hailing from West Papua in Indonesia, he told his teammates 379 communities in his homeland did not have access to electricity, but locals used …

Brisbane