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The Papua New Guinea police says it was not told by the Australian Government that staff accused of sexual assault were flown home from the Manus Island detention centre.
The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out and she has dismissed immediate action by the regional grouping.
The Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna will again pursue membership of the United Nations when he meets the New Zealand prime minister John Key next week.
Civil society organisations in the Pacific are joining a growing international call for a moratorium on mining exploration of the sea floor.
The Indonesian Red Cross Society says water is an urgent need for communities in Papua still suffering from a cold snap.
A tropical depression over the Solomon Islands is being watched closely by meteorologists and climate experts alike in case the deep low pressure system forms into a second rare early season cyclone for the region.
Latest from Dateline Pacific
Pacific Islands Forum Head Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out itself; Confusion in PNG parliament over MP suspension; NZ charity throws Solomons hospital a lifeline; A police commander in Papua New Guinea wants a tribal fighting zone to be declared in Enga province; Students and teachers in Auckland want World Health Organisation help for anti-obesity measures; PNG's electoral commission faces criticism for the West Sepik by-election.
The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out and she has dismissed immediate intervention by the regional grouping.
Papua New Guinea's speaker of parliament has sparked confusion over the status of MPs who have been refererd to leadership tribunals.
Solomon Islands national hospital is being thrown a much needed lifeline of donated medical supplies sourced by New Zealand non-pofit organisation Take My Hands.
A police commander in Papua New Guinea wants a tribal fighting zone to be declared in Enga province; Students and teachers in Auckland want World Health Organisation help for anti-obesity measures; PNG's electoral commission faces criticism for the West Sepik by-election; Concerns about a leak of radioactive waste from a US storage facility in Marshall Islands; Suspended MPs in Nauru hope the Pacific Islands Forum will intervene; And, an NGO wants the APEC spotlight shone on illegal logging in PNG.
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