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Wednesday  23 April  -  6:40 pm  NZT

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Revelations Australian asylum seekers kept hidden in PNG hotel

Australia's Asylum Seeker Resource Centre says a group of asylum seekers were kept hidden in a hotel in Papua New Guinea's capital following violent clashes at the Manus Island detention...

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Fearful Solomons flood victims forced back to work

In Solomon Islands flood victims working for the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil limited are being forced to return to their flood prone housing complex today or lose their jobs. As...

3 men in Samoa jailed for death of village matai

Samoa's Supreme Court has convicted and jailed three men from Savaii for the death of a 44-year-old village matai last June. Tagaloa Teropika has been sentenced to eight and half...

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A Papua regency aims to be malaria free in 4 years

The local government in Mimika regency in Indonesia's Papua wants the region malaria free by 2018, bringing forward its orginal plan by ten years. The Jakarta Post reports the acting...

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Four bank employees jailed for embezzlement in Tonga

Four former employees of Westpac Bank in Tonga have been convicted and jailed for embezzling a total of more than 66 thousand US dollars from the bank. The four were...

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New NZ diplomatic role a boost for the Pacific - McCully

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand's new regional diplomatic job could change the fortunes of the Pacific. He says he offered the ambassador-level role at the beginning...

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 23 April 2014 ( 19′ 16″ )

    A video casts more doubt over conditions at Australia's asylum centre in PNG; A New Zealand MP steps down for new role in the Pacific; Schools remain closed in Solomon Islands' capital; 20th anniversary of volcanic eruption in PNG's Rabaul.

  • New video casts more doubt on Manus statements ( 5′ 4″ )

    A new video appears to contradict statements made by Papua New Guinea and Australian authorities after a death at Manus camp even further.

  • NZ politican Shane Jones outlines new Pacific ambassador role ( 4′ 14″ )

    The New Zealand politician Shane Jones says he would bring wide experience and passion to a new ambassador level role focusing on Pacific fisheries.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 23 April 2014 ( 18′ 28″ )

    Schools remain closed in Solomon Islands' capital; 20th anniversary of volcanic eruption in PNG's Rabaul; Fiji Labour party says elections supervisor biased, decree unfair; CNMI governor vetoes drug tests for representatives; Pacific Games organisers in PNG race against the clock.

  • Solomons schools still closed with flood victims staying ( 2′ 48″ )

    Despite working through the Easter weekend disaster authorities in Solomon Islands have failed to shift many flood victims from makeshift evacuation centres in the capital.