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Classes resume in some schools in Solomons' capital

About half of the schools used as flood evacuation centres in Honiara in Solomon Islands are ready to resume their roles as schools. The National Disaster Management Office says it...

Normalcy returns in Bougainville after big quakes

Life is returning to normal in Papua New Guinea's south Bougainville after a series of severe earthquakes, but an estimated 100 families have been made homeless. The tremors over the...

Fiji media watchdog says he'll act if complaints received

The chairman of Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority says he will act on concerns that the Fiji Sun is flouting a government decree as soon as he receives an official...

Heavy rain threat worries Solomon Islanders

The Red Cross in Solomon Islands says the threat of more heavy rain has people very nervous and is likely to further hamper recovery efforts. Spokesperson Janna Hamilton says a...

Nauru donates to Solomon Islands recovery

Nauru has donated 28 thousand US dollars to Solomon Islands to assist in recovery efforts following flash flooding earlier this month. The donation, accompanied by a letter from Nauru's President...

Investigation against Bainimarama ongoing - Fiji police

The Fiji police say they are still investigating two complaints made against the Prime Minister, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, for being in breach of laws pertaining to the election promised...

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 24 April 2014 ( 20′ 59″ )

    We travel to Apia where NZ is funding the biggest solar field in the Pacific; Land issues are set to dominate the election agenda in Fiji; A PNG research institute says freedom of speech is critical; A book focusing on the 'secret history' of the Pacific is launched; Samoan-born boxer Alex Leapai prepares for a shot at a world title.

  • New Zealand funding biggest solar field in the Pacific ( 2′ 49″ )

    The largest solar array in the Pacific will soon be sitting in the middle of a racecourse in Samoa's captial.

  • PNG research institute says freedom of speech critical ( 3′ 15″ )

    The Papua New Guinea Institute of National Affairs says it's critical people can question public spending in order for the government to become more transparent and accountable.

  • Sport: Samoan-born Alex Leapai ready for title shot ( 2′ 57″ )

    Samoan-born boxer Alex Leapai is backing himself to knock out Ukrainian heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko when the two go head to head in a world title fight in Germany this weekend.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 24 April 2014 ( 21′ )

    Land issues are set to dominate the election agenda in Fiji; A book focusing on the 'secret history' of the Pacific is launched; 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.