Power disruptions scheduled for parts of Nauru

The Nauru Utilities Corporation confirmed that the outage is scheduled from 11am to 3pm.

The affected areas are from Angela Hailangi to the Infrastructure Office.

NUC also said the outage is due to the relocating of LV line onto a new pole.


Nauru President Kun meets Australia PM Albanese in first bilateral meeting

“I am pleased to meet with Prime Minister Albanese to discuss matters of importance, cooperation and priority for our countries,” President Kun said in a statement.

“Our two countries have had a close relationship and longstanding partnership that will continue for the advancement of our countries, people and the region.”

President Kun and Prime Minister Albanese discussed Nauru and Australia’s shared priorities for regional security, climate resilience and regional connectivity.

Australian Prime Minister meets with Nauru President

Prime Minister Albanese and President Kun discussed Australia and Nauru’s shared priorities for regional security, climate resilience and regional connectivity.

Australia is supporting infrastructure projects in Nauru through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific. These include Nauru’s Airport Refurbishment Project and the East Micronesia Cable Project.

Prime Minister Albanese reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to Nauru and to the future of the strong and longstanding partnership between the two countries.

Home Biogas consultant in Nauru to assess biogas project

Guy Jakobi, the General Manager of Home Biogas Pacific Regional Exclusive Distributer and a consultant for DEMA Home Biogas, is working with local authorities to expand the use of the Home Biogas Digester System in Nauruan households.

Nauru Media News reports the system converts organic waste into biogas for cooking and produces organic fertilizer for gardening.

Jakobi says the system can help reduce the dependence on imported vegetables and gas and further contribute to the fight against climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Nauru road temporarily closed for upgrade works

The construction is being undertaken by China Habour Engineering Company.

A statement said, “The general Public is encouraged to be cautious when accessing this area.”

The public has been encouraged to use the new access road at the golf area for safety reasons as the area under construction will be open for heavy machinery movement.

“Nauru Utilities water tankers will be allowed in to fill up and deliver water to its customers.”

Nauru President visit to Honolulu underscores US-Nauru relations

Kun and his delegation had bilateral meetings with Deputy Commander Lt. Gen.Sklenka and Commander Rear Admiral Michael H. Day of US Coast Guard.

A statement said, “They discussed issues of mutual interest and explored opportunities for further collaboration.” 

“During the meeting, His Excellency recognised the role of US Indopacom in maintaining order throughout the Pacific, including Nauru. President Kun expressed his concern about the Pacific economy and stability, including IUU Fishing, Transnational Crime, and trafficking of illegal drugs.”

RON Hospital Critical Care Unit relocates patients and staff to Acute Care Unit

Dr. Nakalevu, the Director of Medical Services (DMS) told Nauru Media that due to a shortage of beds and a surge in the number of sick children admitted especially infants who were suffering from a respiratory infection had inconvenienced RON Hospital in catering for new patients admitted in the Critical Care Unit.

A temporary relocation was approved and all staff including patients were moved to the Acute Care Unit.

France Ambassador presents credentials to Nauru President

President Kun commended France’s commitment to the fight against climate change and applauded France’s recent One Ocean Summit and their support towards the Kiwa initiative project on Nauru.

“My country believes that building strong diplomatic relationships is essential for promoting regional and global cooperation.

“We welcome the opportunity to deepen our bilateral relations with France, particularly in areas of economic cooperation and cultural exchange,” President Kun said.

Nauru’s Driving License Machine currently out of service

Drivers have been advised to provide their Nauru Revenue Office receipt when requested by police officers on duty.

The receipt will be their proof of a valid driver’s license.

A statement said this is a temporary requirement from the Nauru Revenue Office (NRO).

“Since the 16th of March the Nauru Revenue Office has informed the general public that vehicle driver’s will temporarily produce their driver’s license receipts during traffic stops as the license printing machine is currently out of order.”

Nauru dominates Oceania powerlifting tourney

The team finished at the top ahead of Niue, Tonga and Solomon Islands on the medal tally.

They were amongst those that set 85 new Oceania Powerlifting records, including one unofficial world record.

Championship Director Tony Edwards said Nauru were fired up at the event.

"Nauru was quite keen and eager to get their lifters out to Oceania, or international arena, to break records," Edwards told RNZ Pacific.