Johnny Blades

Johnny Blades is a journalist at RNZ Pacific

Politics
Feb 21, 2020

The Pacific's burgeoning colossus: what the Papua New Guinea PM's visit means

Papua New Guinea is a bigger and more important player in the Pacific than you might think.

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Politics
Dec 6, 2019

In pictures: momentous, emotional days for Bougainville

A historic referendum on independence has been completed in Bougainville. Johnny Blades of RNZ was there.

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Politics
May 20, 2019

Hopes dim for Manus and Nauru refugees after Scott Morrison's re-election

The Coalition win in Australia has dealt a blow to the hopes of more than 800 refugees stuck on Pacific Islands, writes RNZ's Johnny Blades.

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