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Saturday  7 March  -  5:20 pm  NZT

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Nauru government alleges threatening behaviour by refugees

Nauru's Justice Minister has accused refugees on the island of threatening other refugees who haven't taken part in protests this past week.


Two arrested for American Samoa drive-by shooting

Two men have been arrested and charged over the shooting of a police station in American Samoa last November.


American Samoa school destroyed by tsunami to finally be rebuilt

Clearance has finally been given for a school destroyed by the 2009 tsunami in American Samoa to be rebuilt.


Tongan Lord fined for firearm possession

A Lord in Tonga has been fined about $1,200 USD for possession of a firearm without a license.


Samoa School of Language opened

The Samoa government has opened a school for foreign languages.


Sport: PNG Hunters ready for kick-off

The Papua New Guinea Hunters kick off their second Queensland Cup rugby league season tomorrow, on the road against the Souths Logan Magpies.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 6 March 2015 ( 20′ 17″ )

    Nauru police detail conditions for future protests by refugees; A muted reaction to spying allegations by Pacific leaders; Some of PNG's many languages are at risk; Satellite mapping is hoped to help disaster planning in Solomon Islands; We speak to New Zealand-Fiji bodybuilder ahead of a big event in the US.


  • Nauru refugees freed on bail ( 6′ 15″ )

    Nauru police release protesting refugees from custody after charging them with unlawful assembly.


  • PNG languages at risk ( 3′ 35″ )

    Papua New Guinea is highly regarded for its diversity of languages, but one of the country's foremost linguists says about half of the country's 800 languages are at risk of becoming extinct in the near future.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 6 March 2015 ( 20′ 15″ )

    Muted reaction to Pacific spying allegations; Hints of more protests, despite mass arrests on Nauru; PNG NGO holds birthday bash over massive fraud case; Satellite mapping hoped to help disaster planning in Solomon Islands; The pacific leads the world for business registries; and, a NZ-Fiji bodybuilder prepares for a big event in the US.


  • Pacific leaders unfazed by spy allegations ( 3′ 23″ )

    There's been a measured reaction so far to allegations that the New Zealand government is carrying out mass surveillance on its Pacific neighbours.


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