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Wednesday  17 September  -  11:32 pm  NZT

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Polls close, counting underway in Fiji

Vote counting in Suva

The polls are closed after voting and counting is underway following a day of generally smooth polling in Fiji's general election.


Solomons Govt urged to act over Fiji airline dispute

A Fiji Airways plane

A former Solomon Islands government minister has called on the Government to intervene in an ongoing airline dispute with Fiji.


Vanuatu presidential selection process continues

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The process for selection of Vanuatu's next President continues as no candidate has yet gained the minimum number of votes.


Solomons women flee domestic violence

The Solomon Islands flag

Increasing domestic violence in Solomon Islands is being blamed for more women and children seeking shelter in a care-centre.


Top cooking talent drawn to Niue's food festival

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Food and beverage experts, writers and top chefs have converged on Niue this week for the island's inaugural food festival.


Tonga holds national consultation to fight violence

School children from Tonga's Ha'apai Islands.

A national consultation on peace, unity and development underway in Tonga, aims to combat issues such as violence.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 17 September 2014 ( 19′ 26″ )

    Many voters queuing in the heat in Fiji; Voices of Bougainville report details worries over mining resumption; Report shows SOEs are straining Pacific economies; Call for more support for PNG female candidates; And CNMI authorities trap invasive snake and go on alert.


  • Many voters queuing in the heat in Fiji ( 2′ 44″ )

    Thousands vote in Fiji's first election in more than eight years.


  • Bougainville report details worries over mining resumption ( 7′ 2″ )

    Voices of Bougainville lays out the concerns of villagers from around the Panguna mine to any return to large scale mining.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 September 2014 ( 21′ 4″ )

    Fiji's poll is underway today; Report shows SOEs are straining Pacific economies; Call for more support for PNG female candidates; CNMI authorities trap invasive snake and go on alert; PNG warned of danger in tiny parliamentary opposition; and Samoa works to save its forests.


  • Fiji Poll underway today ( 3′ 59″ )

    Fijians get ready to vote for the first time in more than eight years.


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