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Sunday  21 September  -  11:58 am  NZT

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FijiFirst leader claims victory

Frank Bainimarama

The former Fiji military commander has declared victory in the country's landmark election in an address to party supporters in Suva.


Four die in PNG plane crash

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Four people have been killed in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea. The Twin Otter plane came down near Port Moresby.


Flosse in line for Tahiti assembly job

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The French Polynesian territorial assembly is poised to hire the recently convicted former president, Gaston Flosse, as a member of the ruling party's staff.


Vanuatu eyed for US$1b nickel plant

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A deal has been signed between a New Caledonian and a Chinese company to build a one-billion US dollar nickel plant in Vanuatu.


Fiji election fraud dismissed but protest continues

Frank Bainimarama

Fiji's Electoral Commission has dismissed most of the claims of irregularities by five political parties who are running in the Fiji election.


Chikungunya still spreading in Samoa

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Figures from Samoa show an increase of suspected and confirmed cases of chikungunya from 400 to 626.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 19 September 2014 ( 19′ 11″ )

    Fiji Electoral Commissioner rules out stopping count; Australian lawyer to file over Vanuatu deportation; A lack of resources hinders PNG police trying to investigate violence cases; A teacher in American Samoa says it is not on for lawmakers to pay themselves more when other sectors are struggling; The ongoing plight of tsunami victims in remote Temotu province in Solomon Islands.


  • Fiji Electoral Commissioner rules out stopping count ( 4′ 50″ )

    Fiji's Electoral Commissioner says it would be unfair to stop the election process without evidence presented.


  • Australian lawyer to file over Vanuatu deportation ( 3′ 8″ )

    An Australian lawyer is preparing to file a case against the Vanuatu Government after being deported without notice earlier this month.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 19 September 2014 ( 20′ 45″ )

    Anger in Fiji amid claims of widespread election fraud; A lack of resources hinders PNG police trying to investigate violence cases; A teacher in American Samoa says it is not on for lawmakers to pay themselves more when other sectors are struggling; The ongoing plight of tsunami victims in remote Temotu province in Solomon Islands; World Bank sets out development plan for Pacific; Niue's first food festival kicks off this week.


  • Fiji political parties refuse to accept poll results ( 3′ 6″ )

    Five opposition parties in Fiji want the vote count to stop because they claim there has been systematic fraud.


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