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Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’

About 175,000 New Caledonians will vote on the future of their Pacific territory this Sunday—a status quo French-ruled New Caledonia, or an independent...

Why I hate biographies

Column: Barbara Sumner – Barbara Sumner.I have a friend who loves biographies. She’s always telling me to read accounts of dire lives turned around,...

Who Owns You?

Barbara Sumner. Column: Barbara Sumner –    Who owns you? Have you ever asked yourself this question? If you are a non-adopted person then the idea that...

Tuila’epa calls for urgent action over climate change for Pacific survival

By Nanette Woonton at Te Papa The stark realities of climate change were laid bare at the opening of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference...

Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By Ben Bohane Reports of the Indonesian military using white phosphorous munitions on West Papuan civilians last month are only the latest horror in...

What more do you want?

Column: Barbara Sumner – Barbara Sumner.I’ve spent most of my adult life searching for my biological family. I’ve encountered endless roadblocks. The majority of...

3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

Indonesian military and West Papuan pro-independence militants in fresh clashes … new intensity in the Highlands fighting. Image: Victor Yeimo FB page Pacific...

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