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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology says flash floods and landslides are likely as Cyclone Raquel nears Solomon Islands.
Over three and a half thousand Tongan school children marched in uniform and performed traditional dances for the King as part of coronation celebrations.
One of Fiji's opposition parties, the National Federation Party, says the extension of the flag consultation period is a waste and abuse of taxpayer funds.
A new NGO report is calling for a more tailored approach to disaster management in the Pacific, citing the confusion in the wake of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu as proof.
The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund is this year paying out less interest on its members' shares than it did last year.
A Norfolk Island group has launched a campaign today to seek United Nations support for its push for self determination for the island.
Latest from Dateline Pacific
Norfolk group to seek UN help for self determination; Global climate action possibly too late for Kiribati; There have been calls for both pre and post disaster funding at a pacific regional meeting; Vasectomy is being promoted in PNG as a solution to its high maternal death rate; New Zealand increases its aid to Vanuatu by 18 million US dollars in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
A Norfolk Island group launches a process to win United Nations backing for its push for self determination.
The President of Kiribati Anote Tong says whatever action the world decides to take at climate change talks in Paris, it comes too late for low-lying island nations like his own.
Resounding call for pre and post disaster funding at pacific regional meeting; Vasectomy is being promoted in Papua New Guinea as a solution to its high maternal death rate; A Kiribati youth representative says religious beliefs stand in the way of important sex education; New Zealand has increased its aid to Vanuatu by 18 million US dollars in the wake of Cyclone Pam; East Timor is welcomed into the Pacific family; And a solar-powered plane crossing the Pacific Ocean has passed the point of no return.
There was a resounding call for access to finances both before and after disasters from Pacific leaders at a regional meeting looking at humanitarian challenges.
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