February 19, 2021

Pacific Islanders Turn to Local Economies to Drive Post-pandemic Recovery

While Pacific Island countries have, so far, been spared a catastrophic spread of COVID-19, their economies have been devastated by the effects of border closures, internal […]
January 6, 2021

$10bn in New Ships, 39,000 Lower Berths to Join Global Cruise Fleet in 2021

2021 will ring in 27 new oceangoing cruise ships, adding 39,530 lower berths to the global fleet. This makes for a total investment $10.4bn, according to Seatrade’s orderbook, just updated to include Coral Geographer, arriving in March, instead of late 2021.
December 30, 2020

Cook Islands, Niue Travel Bubble Could Start To Open As Early As January, According To Local Officials

Officials in the Cook Islands have indicated that a travel bubble with New Zealand may start as early as next month. That is at least two […]
December 17, 2020

New Zealand and Niue agree to deal outlining steps toward quarantine-free travel bubble

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Premier of Niue Dalton Tagelagi have announced the next steps being taken towards quarantine-free travel between the two countries.
December 17, 2020

NZ ready to provide $75m for Pacific and global COVID-19 vaccination support

New Zealand is preparing to support our Pacific partners to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest opportunity, Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio say.
December 16, 2020

PASO NEWS – 2021 Pacific Regional Aviation Minister’s Meeting Proceeding

Regional preparations are underway for a virtual Regional Aviation Minister’s Meeting (RAMM) in April 2021 to progress Pacific aviation solutions, after the planned March 2020 RAMM in Papua New Guinea was postponed due to COVID-19 disruption.
November 2, 2020

New Zealand Prime Minister Confirms Niue-New Zealand Travel Bubble ‘Soon’

Niue and New Zealand may have a travel bubble soon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed. The news comes after the Premier of Niue, Dalton Tagelagi, […]
October 20, 2020

Positive reaction for PACER Plus ratification in Australia and NZ

Australia's government says trade and prosperity in the Pacific will thrive when the PACER Plus regional trade agreement comes into force within two months.
October 8, 2020

Niue Makes the List of the 2020 Top 100 Global Sustainable Destinations

Niue is one of the top 100 sustainable destinations in the world and the only Pacific island to make the top 100 list this year.
September 23, 2020

Moves for Niue to Look to Other Side of the Dateline

Efforts are underway in Niue to have the country move to the western side of the International Dateline.
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