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Latest quake damages houses and gardens in PNG's Bougainville

It will be tomorrow before a full picture is gained of the impact of the latest major earthquake to hit the autonomous Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville. Houses, food...

Australian churches critical of government's refugee strategy

Prominent Australian church leaders have issued a joint Easter statement to condemn Australia's mandatory detention of asylum seeker children on Nauru. The Anglican leaders, led by Adelaide Archbishop Jeffrey Driver,...

French Polynesia's Rautahi Party disbands

French Polynesia's small anti-independence Rautahi Party has been disbanded and its members are being urged to join the ruling Tahoeraa Huiraatira of Gaston Flosse. Rautahi politicians have already been associated...

Domestic airport in New Caledonia capital set to shift to Tontouta

The New Caledonian government has approved a strategic aviation plan which is expected to lead to the closure of Noumea's domestic airport in Magenta. The plan provides for a realignment...

Guam to focus on generating power via alternative energy

The Guam Power Authority plans to save power customers about 1.3 billion US dollars over the next 30 years by converting its oil-burning power plants so they can be fuelled...

Manutahi becomes Tahiti's first ombudsman

The French Polynesian government led by Gaston Flosse has succeeded in appointing the leader of Porinetia Ora Party, Teiva Manutahi, as the territory's first ombudsman. Mr Manutahi was first chosen...

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 18 April 2014 ( 21′ 26″ )

    Australia promises not to send babies of asylum seekers to Pacific detention camps this weekend; Getting people to return to their communities is the new focus of the Solomons flood relief; An NGO says Solomon Islands' flood affected farmers need immediate help; Tuvalu says by formally re-establishing ties with Georgia it is joining its traditional firends; The Cook Islands prepares for an early election; Fiji appoints a new netball coach.

  • No immediate transfer of babies to Pacific detention camps ( 3′ 59″ )

    Twenty six babies born in Australia to asylum seeker parents will not be transferred to Nauru or Manus detention centres this weekend.

  • Return to communities new focus of Solomon' flood relief ( 2′ 59″ )

    A look at the situation in Solomon Islands two weeks after the floods.

  • Tuvalu re-establishes ties with Georgia ( 3′ 36″ )

    Tuvalu's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taukelina Finikaso, says the country risked isolating itself when the previous government set up diplomatic ties with Russia.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 18 April 2014 ( 18′ 50″ )

    The Cook Islands prepares for an early election; An NGO says Solomon Islands' flood affected farmers need immediate help; Relief efforts are underway in Papua New Guinea in the wake of Cyclone Ita; Niue's caretaker premier is confident he will be re-elected; There are fears dengue fever is spreading among asylum seekers in Nauru; Fiji appoints a new netball coach.