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Tuesday  2 September  -  11:34 pm  NZT

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Effort to release Fiji soldiers stepped up

Mosese Tikoitoga.

Fiji's military commander says the UN has stepped up efforts to secure the release of 45 of Fiji soldiers held by Syrian rebels.


Obesity and NCDs high priority at SIDS

Maori obesity

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community says the region has more obese children than ever before.


Australian FM confident of Fiji elections

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Australia's Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, is confident Fiji's elections will vindicate moves to rekindle ties with the Pacific nation.


Remote Fiji voters shocked at pre-polling

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Some remote voters in Fiji are shocked after learning that they have to cast their votes early for the election.


Kiribati proposes death penalty

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The Kiribati parliament has passed the first reading of the amendment to the penal code to adopt the death penalty.


Fiji's Bainimarama scorns Sodelpa policies

Fiji Prime Minister, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, at Nasau Village, Wainibuka, 2014.

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama says it is demeaning and offensive to claim the indigenous people of Fiji need protecting.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 2 September 2014 ( 20′ 2″ )

    An academic says the capture of Fijian peacekeepers is 'unprecedented'; We speak to Solomon Islands' new police commissioner; A project is launched to help low-income and rural Pacific Islanders; Fiji's National Federation Party reports confusion over pre-polling; Thousands of Solomon Islanders join the country's new bank.


  • Capture of Fiji peacekeepers 'unprecedented event' ( 6′ 6″ )

    A NZ-based professor says 45 Fijian peacekeepers being held by Syrian rebels are being used as bargaining chips in an unprecedented challenge.


  • Sustainability the biggest challenge for Solomons police ( 3′ 18″ )

    Solomon Islands' new police commissioner shares his vision for the police force.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition 2 September 2014 ( 20′ 59″ )

    We speak to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon; A project is launched to help low-income and rural Pacific Islanders; Fiji's National Federation Party reports confusion over pre-polling; Negotiations continue for the release of Fijian peacekeepers; We talk to the chief executive of Solomon Islands' newest bank.


  • US$5M for Pacific financial services ( 3′ 13″ )

    The United Nations has launched a new project to help low-income and rural Pacific Islanders access affordable savings, insurance, credit and other financial services.


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