WELLINGTON, New Zealand – November 18: 11pm (ABC): Fiji have ended a miserable New Zealand run at the Rugby League World Cup, downing the Kiwis 4-2 in a gritty quarter-final upset in Wellington.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – November 18: 10pm (BBC): Tonga survived a major scare against Lebanon in a thrilling match in Christchurch to reach the last four of the Rugby League World Cup.
BONN, Germany – November 18: 12.40pm (UN Climate Change News/Nuku’alofa Times): The launch of a new network for Pacific environmental journalists was announced this morning by the United Nations as part of the COP23 achievements here in Bonn, following talks of the last two weeks.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – November 17: 10pm (RNZI): Tongan rugby league fans say Auckland Airport’s ban on welcoming players back to the city for the world cup semi-finals is racial discrimination.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – November 17: 9.25pm (NZN): Tonga are riding the crest of a Rugby League World Cup wave and they’re not ready to wipe out just yet.
BONN, Germany – November 17: 7.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): THE World Wildlife Fund says it recognizes the progress made on laying the groundwork for increasing climate ambition up to 2020 and beyond, but notes that 2018 will be key for countries to clearly signal their intention to step up and enhance their climate plans.
Have first world Western countries given up on Pacific Island Nations by not addressing climate change issues such as pollution? By JOHN BARNETT BONN, Germany – November 17: 3pm (The Conversation): Fiji’s presidency of this year’s United Nations climate summit has put a renewed focus on the future of low-lying Pacific Islands.
By ILIESA TORA (Compliments of DW Academy/UNFCCC) BONN, Germany (MEIDECC): It is undeniable that the effects of Climate Change increasingly threaten the very existence of Small Island Developing States such as Tonga, whose vulnerabilities are rapidly increasing and swiftly eroding our capacities for resilience, Tonga’s Head of Delegation at the COP23 told the High-Level Plenary meeting here on Thursday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – November 17: 12.25am (STUFF NZ/Nuku’alofa Times). Fiji Bati and former Kangaroog Jarryd Hayne has endorsed the concept of a Pacific Barbarians-style rugby league team.
BONN, Germany – November 16: 11.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Tonga delegation here at the COP23 today attended two important side events – the presentation on ‘Loss and Damage’ and the launch of the ‘Ocean Pathway’.