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Sunday  11 October  -  7:01 am  NZT

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Military exercise upgrades isolated Cook Island atolls

A New Zealand-led multinational taskforce has handed over a new fuel depot and refurbished schools, hospitals and community facilities in the remote northern Cook Islands atoll of Penhryn.

Vanuatu deputy PM &13 MPs found guilty in bribery trial

Vanuatu's Supreme Court has found the country's deputy prime minister and 13 other government MPs guilty of bribery charges.

Bushfires in New Caledonia continue to increase

Authorities in New Caledonia have launched a public awareness campaign as the number of forest fires in the territory continue to increase.

Raped refugee on Nauru will get moved on doctors call - Australia

Australia's government says it will transfer a refugee who became pregnant after she was raped on Nauru for medical treatment in Australia if doctors advise it.

Fiji's governing party names its candidate for President

Fiji's governing party has named Major General Jioji Konousi Konrote as its candidate to replace the outgoing head of state.

Grounded boat in Samoa investigated

Investigations are underway in Samoa into a boat that ran aground at Falealupo, on the most western part of Savai'i island.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 9 October 2015

The PNG government denies magistrate's investigation is linked to the PM's case; Two senior police reinstated after court ruling; Australian court reserves judgment on Pacific detention centres; The US military is still optimistic about live-fire training plans for the CNMI; A former Vanuatu president believes constitutional change can combat political corruption; Tonga bows out at the Rugby World Cup with a game against the defending champs.

PNG govt denies magistrate's investigation linked to PM's case

Papua New Guinea's government says moves to investigate a Chief Magistrate have nothing to do with her issuing an arrest warrant against the Prime Minister last year.

Two senior police reinstated after court ruling

Two senior fraud squad members, recently sacked by the Commissioner of Police in Papua New Guinea, have their jobs back for now.

Aust court reserves judgment on Pacific detention centres

Australia's highest court has reserved its judgement in a case challenging the constitutionality of Canberra's offshore detention of asylum seekers in the Pacific.

All Blacks looking for team to 'click' against Tonga

Rugby World Cup pool play wraps up this weekend, with the All Blacks playing their final match against Tonga on Saturday.