New research shows that the eruption at Tonga was a far bigger explosion than any in the 20th century.
- by Chris Hyde
Australia may not be able to match China’s influence through infrastructure investment or granting loans, but we can build deep bonds with PNG through its shared passion for a game: rugby league.
- by Stephen Brancatisano
It’s not clear which Russian billionaire ultimately owns the luxury vessel, which sports a helipad, live lobster tank and a grand piano.
- by Kirsty Needham
China has wrong-footed Australia with its Solomon Islands pact. Regardless of who wins the federal election, a rapid strategic assessment will be needed to adjust our national security priorities.
- by Mick Ryan
What do you do if the tendril of a poisonous vine threatens to overrun your backyard? You chop it off.
- by Peter Hartcher
The Long Beach, California-based company is trying to slash the cost of spaceflight by reusing its rockets, a trend pioneered by billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
- by Joey Roulette
A Fiji court will decide next week which oligarch who owns this 106-metre yacht with its lobster tank and helipad - and if they’re under sanctions.
- by Nick Perry
Expanded ABC services in our region, as proposed by Labor, is a great idea. But greater Pacific media collaboration must be a dialogue in which Australia talks “with” not “to” our Pacific neighbours.
- by Jemima Garrett
Those behind a Tinder swindle scam who conned a NZ woman out of half a million dollars appear to have been targeting women around the world using the same methods.
- by Sam Sherwood
Like many modern day romance stories, it began by swiping right on Tinder. What followed has left one woman hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket by a man she believed was the love of her life.
- by Sam Sherwood
The former ambassador to Papua New Guinea warns that other island nations in the Pacific are being courted by Beijing right now.
- by Ian Kemish