The Junction

Collin Tukuitonga

Common enemy overcomes fragile Pacific regional unity – climate change

September 9, 2020

Six years on from being appointed head of the Pacific Community, Director-General Collin Tukuitonga,...

Oscar Temaru

‘I bury people nearly every day, what was our sin?’

July 31, 2020

The day began with a video, showing a disparate collection of arresting images – the drowned Greenpeace...

Lilo Ema Siope

Loimata – a poignant family-to-family story of the waka

July 27, 2020

Loimata – The Sweetest Tears isn’t just a true story of one of the Pacific’s great waka builder...

Dr Rosie Gibson of Massey Wellington’s Sleep/Wake Research Clinic

Having Covid dreams? You’re not alone

July 1, 2020

Many people reported having unsettling dreams surrounding family members getting sick and being separated from loved ones, or strange dreams that make little sense.

Australian plan to bombard the Pacific with

Australian $17m ‘soft power’ TV push in Pacific misses mark

May 29, 2020

Homegrown Australian television shows to the tune of $17.1 million will be broadcast in the Pacific in...

Stuff headquarters

Was NZME trying to pull a ‘fast one’ over Stuff?

May 13, 2020

Was New Zealand media giant NZME trying to pull a “fast one” when the company sought urgent approval...

Student helpers in Lami

Solomon Islands students help Fiji cyclone victims

May 9, 2020

Solomon Islands students studying at universities in Fiji have braved the rain to donate food, clothing...

Rugby rivals with the future at stake ... challenger Argentina's Agustín Pichot (left) and the status quo chairman Bill Beaumont (England).

Pacific nations could hold sway in crucial World Rugby vote

April 25, 2020

Pacific Nations could hold sway this weekend as the World Rugby vote for a chairman takes place between...

‘Stop, listen, Papatūānuku is breathing’

April 22, 2020

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By Sri Krishnamurthi, self-isolating in Auckland under New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown. ...

Cities like Queenstown will soon have the strictest coronavirus-related restrictions lifted. Photo: Pedro Szekely (CC BY-SA 2.0)

NZ to ease stage four lockdowns

April 20, 2020

During the country’s stage four lockdown, New Zealand residents could not visit partners who did not live at the same address, and takeaway or food delivery services were banned.

New Zealand audience and readership numbers “skyrocketing” because people need factual news, whether it is digital readership, broadcast or television, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NZ media chiefs warn desperate times ahead faced with advertising nadir

April 17, 2020

The thin veneer of a seemingly robust New Zealand media has been ripped off like a plaster on a scab i...

Josefa Babitu

Desperate times unleash digital creativity, flexibility for Pacific journalism schools

April 15, 2020

Desperate times call for desperate measures and so it is with journalism schools throughout the Pacific...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.