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Saturday  31 January  -  11:02 pm  NZT

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NZ Air Force flies first patrol in Fiji since 2006

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion has patrolled Fiji's exclusive economic zone for the first time since defence ties were suspended in 2006.


Cyclone Ola not expected to reach land

A category 1 tropical cyclone is moving slowly northwest of New Caledonia but is not expected to reach land.


Watchdog: Solomons' policy unit 'cumbersome'

A Solomon Islands watchdog says a Government move to establish a policy monitoring unit will be cumbersome and ineffective.


Indonesia's illegal vessels crackdown effective deterrent

A marine conservationist says he expects Indonesia's crackdown on foreign vessels found to be illegally fishing could become an effective detterrent.


PNG police deaths prompts calls for watchdog

In the wake of a police shooting that sparked a week of protests, Papua New Guinea's opposition has suggested the need for an independent watchdog.


Work on Honiara international seaport to begin

Work on the Japanese funded project for the improvement of the Honiara International Seaport Facility in Solomon Islands is set to begin.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 30 January 2015 ( 19′ 42″ )

    The last of NZ's diplomatic restrictions against Fiji is lifted; New Caledonia to host former football stars; Efforts in Hawaii to eradicate a destructive beetle; Pension portability plans for New Zealand-associated Pacific; PNG authorities look to counter measles outbreak; CNMI to look at legalising medical marijuana.


  • Last of NZ's diplomatic restrictions against Fiji to be lifted ( 3′ 13″ )

    New Zealand is formally resuming its military cooperation with Fiji.


  • A team in Hawaii works to eradicate a destructive beetle ( 3′ 00″ )

    A team in Hawaii working on eradicating a beetle that threatens to destroy palm trees and other crops says it could be up to 10 years before being anywhere near eradicating the pest.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 30 January 2015 ( 19′ 56″ )

    Pension portability plans for New Zealand associated Pacific; PNG authorities look to counter measles outbreak; CNMI to look at legalising medical marijuana; The Solomons Prime Minister speaks on his ambitious policy statement; The Tongan Goverment looks at outer island needs.


  • Pension portability plans for NZ's Realm ( 3′ 35″ )

    People wanting to retire in the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau will be able to leave New Zealand ten years earlier under new laws expected to come into force this year.


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