The Junction

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...

Patient Lisa, Harry the ICU dog and nurse Claire Robertson.

Therapy dogs helping making life a little less ‘ruff’

July 29, 2020

It’s Friday afternoon and Harry has just clocked on for his weekly shift in the Intensive Care Unit...

Koala at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Photo:  Kevin LEBRE / Getty Images / Royalty-free

NSW Koala Inquiry: the fate of populations and habitats after bushfires

July 28, 2020

The impacts of bushfires, land clearing and forest logging were key concerns during the NSW Upper Hou...

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...

Clean Slate Without Prejudice training session. Photo: supplied

Fighting for Justice: Indigenous schemes reduce youth crime

July 10, 2020

Marco Stojanovik looks at programs that aim to keep indigenous kids out of the justice system. “Alright everybod...

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.

Shenhua keeps coal plans alive as report predicts koala extinction

June 29, 2020

China-owned coal company Shenhua Watermark, wants a fourth extension to its north-west NSW exploration licence, despite a report confirming koalas are on the verge of extinction.

Jeffrey Andrews, Hong Kong social worker and local council candidate. Photo: Shazma Gaffoor

Hong Kong’s first minority social worker runs for local council

June 25, 2020

From breaking the law to changing the law - a member of a Hong Kong ethnic minority is running for council elections.

Opening the door to Pacific environmental  and climate change collaborations.

EJN teams up with PMC on new climate project

June 23, 2020

In an innovative new development, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will partner with the Pacific...

The 2019 protests. Photo: Shazma Gaffoor

Hong Kong’s protests continue as global media moves on

June 23, 2020

Hong Kong residents continue to lobby against police brutality and the encroachment of mainland China on the special administrative region.

Stand With Pal

Students and staff delighted with reinstatement of USP’s Ahluwalia

June 23, 2020

Students sang with joy outside vice-chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia‘s home at the University of the South Pacific following his reinstatement by a special meeting of ...

Sunlight shining through trees, Kamay National Park NSW

Bushfire devastation pushes the case for Environmental Personhood

June 14, 2020

Australia's devastating loss of over a billion animals during the 2019/2020 bushfires prompted calls to consider “environmental personhood” and justice for non-human life.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.