Lucy Craymer
Smoke rises in the distance as a burnt vehicle blocks a road near the Montravel area of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Tuesday.
May 21, 2024
Australia and New Zealand send evacuation flights to New Caledonia
Australia and New Zealand said they will send government planes to New Caledonia on Tuesday to evacuate nationals from the French territory, which has experienced a week of deadly riots sparked by electoral changes by the French government in Paris.
The U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class maritime security cutter USCGC Bertholf pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii in June 2012.
Apr 10, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard rebuts China's criticism of South Pacific vessel boardings
Last month six Chinese fishing boats were found to be violating Vanuatu's fisheries law by local police on board a U.S. Coast Guard boat.
New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins (center) and others, as Britain signs the treaty to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, in Auckland on July 16.
Aug 1, 2023
China entry into trans-Pacific trade pact faces political hurdles
China should be able to meet standards set out in the pact, experts say, forcing members to make a politically uncomfortable decision on letting it join.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2023
Cyclone Gabrielle death toll rises to five as recovery starts
The cyclone cut off entire towns, washed away farms, bridges and livestock, and inundated homes, stranding people on rooftops.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2023
Cyclone Gabrielle lashes New Zealand, leaving many without power
Gabrielle is currently sitting 200 km northeast of Auckland and is forecast to move close to the east coast over the next 24 hours.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 30, 2023
The mouse that roared: New Zealand and the world's 2% inflation target
Since it's arrival in 1990, the 2% inflation target phenomenon has sailed from Wellington around the globe to become the accepted norm among central banks, large and small.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2023
Troubleshooter Chris Hipkins faces a tough road as New Zealand PM
Hipkins built a reputation for competence in tackling COVID-19, though he acknowledges some mistakes and faces a tough battle to retain power in an October general election.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2023
New Zealand's Chris Hipkins sworn in as prime minister
The Labour party elected Hipkins following the surprise resignation of Jacinda Ardern last week.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
Ardern's successor as Labour leader will face tough October election
Despite her high global profile, Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party has slid in the polls, hurt by rising living costs, growing crime and concern about social issues.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 11, 2022
In New Zealand, scientists reduce cow burps to save the world
Early trials suggested that calves emit up to 20% less methane when they receive the probiotic, said the principal scientist at the firm developing the supplement.
Japan Times
May 17, 2022
Alarmed by Solomon Islands-China pact, New Zealand finds its voice on security
Recent statements are seen as a clear signal Wellington shares U.S. and Australian concerns about Chinese security engagement in the Pacific.
Japan Times
Apr 20, 2022
Solomon Islands PM says China security pact won't undermine regional peace
The move has heightened concerns in Canberra about the potential for a Chinese military presence less than 2,000 kilometers away.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
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