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Tahiti's Flosse charged with misuse of power

Gaston Flosse

French Polynesia's president, Gaston Flosse, has been charged with misuse of power in the way he awarded a US$55 million contract a decade ago to build Tahiti's new hospital.

Suspect faked death in PNG's Barati case

An asylum-seeker holds a picture of Reza Barati who died at the detention centre.

Papua New Guinea police say one of the men charged over the death of an Iranian asylum seeker on Manus Island tried to fake his own death to evade capture.

Party says consultation needed over 'Fijian'

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The leader of One Fiji Party, Filimoni Vosarogo, says it's unfair to use the term Fijian to refer to every citizen in the country.

China medical ship treats more than 4,000 Tongans

The National Shield of Tonga

The Peace Ark Naval Hospital ship from China has spent a week in Tonga, providing free medical services to more than 4,000 patients and performing 39 surgeries.

New Caledonia ponders reforms

A major conference has been underway in New Caledonia on efforts to introduce reforms to revive the economy and reduce inequality.

CNMI retirees still await pension payments

Retirees in the Northern Marianas will have to wait a few more days before payment of their deferred pension

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 21 August 2014 ( 20′ 44″ )

    US Pacific leaders say Obama's marine proposal will hurt their economy; A leading Pacific fishing agency wants scheme to control long-liners; Calls for the release of children in Australia's asylum seeker camps; Tuvalu's PM wants firm commitments on climate change; New Zealand support for Vanuatu police in rape case; There is concern that Pacific languages might die out in New Zealand.

  • US Pacific leaders - Obama's marine proposal will hurt economy ( 3′ 48″ )

    US Pacific territory leaders say President Obama's proposal to expand marine protected areas in the Pacific will hurt their economy and cultural values.

  • PNA wants scheme extended to long-line fleet ( 3′ 16″ )

    The Parties to the Nauru Agreement are hoping a new scheme will be in place next year to control long-line tuna fishing in the region.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 21 August 2014 ( 21′ 7″ )

    Calls for children in asylum seeker camps to be released; Tuvalu PM wants real commitments at NY climate meeting; NZ anti-violence agency supports Vanuatu police in rape case; There are concerns about NZ Pacific language speakers declining; People living on a Solomon islands atoll are in desperate straits without a shipping service to provide supplies; and Tonga police step up efforts to control violence at school rugby games.

  • Call for children in asylum seeker camps to be released ( 3′ 31″ )

    The Australian Greens say the Abbott government should release all the hundreds of children it is holding in asylum seeker camps.