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ABC Wantok Program for 23 March 2020 Audio
The practice of traditional tattooing is seen by many in the Pacific as the sole domain of men - but that's not the case everywhere. Audio
The latest news from Melanesia. Audio
Journalists are facing growing pressure across the Pacific, the Melanesia Media Freedom Forum says.
ABC Wantok Program for 28 October 2019 Audio
Melanesian designers will for the first time showcase their spin on high fashion at this year's Pacific Fusion Fashion Show in Auckland on Saturday. Audio
The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
ABC Wantok Program for 11 June 2019 Audio
ABC Wantok Program for 20 May 2019 Audio
ABC Wantok Program for 13 May 2019 Audio
ABC Wantok Program for 6 May 2019 Audio
The latest Melanesian Update for 10 December 2018. Audio
A leading New Caledonian pro-independence politician says governments of Melanesian countries have quietly supported the New Caledonian independence cause.
New Zealand's parliamentary speaker has led a cross party group of politicians including five women on a six day tour to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands this week. Audio
Melanesian Spearhead Group countries are considering deploying police to Papua New Guinea later this year to assist with security for the APEC summit.
Indonesia has warned Melanesian Spearhead Group member states against meddling in other countries' affairs.
The face of West Papuan society is changing but RNZ International found that the core ideology of these Melanesian people is not easily destroyed. Video
Governments of Melanesia are being urged to move towards a "blue economy" approach on protecting their marine assets.
A co-author of a new report demonstrating the importance or the ocean to Melanesia's economy and future prosperity says there is a sense of urgency about protecting this asset. Audio