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Opinion

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Every election, there's talk in the Pacific community about how great it would be to have our very own party to represent "our" interests in Parliament. I can never work up any...
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Over the course of the last two weeks, Papua New Guinea has been rocked by one violent episode after another.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
An open letter from outgoing Fiji Times publisher Dallas Swinstead explaining why he left the country's leading newspaper after rescuing it for the Motibhai Group following the buyout of Fiji...
Monday, February 7, 2011
OPINION: The Bainimarama government has passed a military decree that all Fiji citizens must now be called “Fijians”, while indigenous Fijians would be called “I-Taukei...
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post OPINION: The turmoil in Egypt has been a lesson in the fragility of a right we so often take for granted: to speak.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Astonishing how quick some mainstream news media in New Zealand were to latch on to the catchy phrase “honour killing” over the cruel and tragic death of an Indo-Fijian nurse working at...
Friday, January 28, 2011
New Zealand could help a colonised people solve their problems with Jakarta, writes Maire Leadbeater.  My introduction to West Papua was flying for many kilometres over the vast grey tailings...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Kalafi Moala, publisher of the Taimi Media Network OPINION: NUKU'ALOFA: Tonga’s people and Parliament have chosen to base their hope for the country on a promise made over a period of...
Saturday, January 22, 2011
OPINION: The form, function and ethos of news media in Fiji and the Pacific are coming under increasing scrutiny. Questions about the role of media in nation building and development are not new...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
OPINION: PORT MORESBY: So the government of Papua New Guinea has gone ahead and granted a deep sea mining lease to Nautilus Minerals to develop its copper-gold project in the Manus Basin. We are...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Many Māori believe the Māori Party has lost track of who it represents and is too wrapped up in its coalition with National, Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira says.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
How bizarre. The Fiji censors have gagged a perfectly reasonable and well-argued article about how ordinary Fijians can help their much-maligned national pension fund.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
OPINION: Nobles' control of  Tonga's first democratic government was not what was meant to happen.  The revised constitution provided a clear expectation that commoners ...
Monday, January 3, 2011
OPINION: When I lived in Tonga nearly 50 years ago, Parliament comprised seven nobles representing 33  nobles,  seven elected commoners representing about 25-30,000 adults, and a Cabinet...