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Hidden Pacific: Successful births touch and go after long walk from home

March 8, 2017 2:00 am
Hidden Pacific: Successful births touch and go after long walk from home

Jennifer Ongani walked 7 hours from her village to have her baby. Photo / Mike Scott The walk to have her baby took Jennifer Ongani seven hours. She felt the birth pains coming on a Monday and knew it was time. Early in the morning, Jennifer left her village, in […]

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New Zealand and Canadian military got 250lb vintage bomb cleared from the Solomon Islands

September 20, 2016 9:18 am
New Zealand and Canadian military got 250lb vintage bomb cleared from the Solomon Islands

A team of divers from the Royal New Zealand Navy’s diving and mining countermeasures support ship HMNZS Manawanui (pictured) are working on removing unexploded ordnance. Photo/file New Zealand and Canadian military have recovered 50 unexploded World War II-vintage munitions, including a 250lb bomb, as part of an operation to make […]

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Villages erased: Solomon Islands wiped off the face of the Earth

May 10, 2016 11:54 am
Villages erased: Solomon Islands wiped off the face of the Earth

The Solomon Islands are fast disappearing. Photo / iStock They are the tiny islands that have literally disappeared. Five islands in the Pacific Ocean existed as late as 2014; fast forward two years and they are nowhere to be seen. A further six reef islands are also facing the same […]

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Ocean swallows villages and five Solomon Islands, study blames climate change

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Ocean swallows villages and five Solomon Islands, study blames climate change

Dead and dying trees emerge from the ocean above a sunken Solomon Island. Photo / Corey Howell As the ocean rose, they had to flee. “The sea has started to come inland, it forced us to move up to the hilltop and rebuild our village there away from the sea,” […]

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Solomon Islands (country)

December 20, 2012 6:04 am

Solomon Islands (country), constitutional monarchy and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of about 30 islands and numerous atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, east of New Guinea. The country includes most of the Solomon Islands group, notably Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Santa Isabel, Malaita, Choiseul, San Cristobal (Makira), and Vella Lavella, […]

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