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Thursday  11 February  -  6:37 am  NZT

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PNG processes most Manus refugee claims

Papua New Guinea's government says most of the asylum seekers held on Manus Island have had their refugee status determined.

Below normal rainfall predicted for several Pacific nations

Climate forecasters are predicting below normal rainfall levels for several Pacific Island nations over the next three months on top of an already unusually dry period.

Calls for Cooks MP to be suspended

The Cook Islands opposition is calling on the prime minister Henry Puna to suspend a cabinet minister who is being investigated by the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Lawyer barred from acting in long-running Samoa land case

The lawyer for a case that has been before the Samoan courts for 13 years has now been told that she cannot represent her client because she isn't resident.

Call for PNG to rethink tough new tertiary study entry limits

The opposition leader in Papua New Guinea says the government needs to re-think its tough new tertiary entry requirements.

Samoan comedy doing well at NZ box office

A self-funded movie, filmed largely in Samoa, has earned about $US 200,000 at the New Zealand box office in just two weeks.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 11 February 2016

Fiji PM not flinching on getting a new flag; Plans to get the algae out of fabled Cooks' lagoon; Fiji goverment lambasted over Russian arms shipment; Bougainville's president told to be more conciliatory in money row; and PNG health worker despairs at drug-buying problems.

Fiji PM not flinching on Fiji flag

The Fiji prime minister Frank Bainimarama wants a new flag by July this year and it seems he'll get it.

Plans to get the algae out of fabled Cooks' lagoon

The struggle to remove algae from one of the Cook Islands prime attractions, the Muri Lagoon on Rarotonga.

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 10 February 2016

Fiji goverment lambasted over Russian arms shipment; Bougainville's president told to be more conciliatory in money row; PNG health worker despairs at drug-buying problems; Three candidates in Kiribati presidential race; Radio Norfolk staffer sacked after upsetting Canberra; and Unease over refugees in PNG's Manus.

Fiji government lambasted over Russian arms shipment

The Fiji government's been lambasted in parliament for secrecy surrounding the arrival of military equipment from Russia.

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