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Wednesday  1 October  -  11:10 pm  NZT

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Release of unaccompanied minors on Nauru said to be result of protests

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Australia's Refugee Action Coalition says the recent release of unaccompanied minors from the Nauru detention centre indicates that protests there are having some effect.


Arrest of 5 officers doesn't mean issues with PNG police, says commander

Papua New Guinea police officers marching in a parade

A senior police commander in Papua New Guinea says the arrest of five policemen after the shooting of a man last month is not a sign of discipline problems within the force.


Coping with climate change has Pacific nations at tipping point, UN hears

A seawall protecting a home from coastal erosion in Kiribati, climate change.

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato says many of the small islands in the Pacific have reached a tipping point as they struggle to cope with the impacts of climate change.


Samoa remembers five police officers who passed away

Members of the Samoan Police Force preparing to raise the national flag at Independence Day celebrations in Apia.

The families of five Samoan police officers who died in service have been presented with certificates of honour in appreciation of their service to the islands.


Drug misuse helps spread TB in PNG

Angau Hospital, Lae, Papua New Guinea

The head of Papua New Guinea's tuberculosis programme says the disease may be spreading because people stop taking their medicines too early.


Tong explains Kiribati land deal in Fiji

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The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has paid tribute to Fiji for being the only country to offer his people a haven from rising sea levels.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 1 October 2014 ( 21′ 19″ )

    Fiji civil society leader says the elections are only the start of democracy in Fiji; Australian mining operation restarts in the Solomons after a victorius court battle; Samoa's introduced Trochus fishery declared a huge success; Kavo conviction in PNG seen as tip of iceberg; Tonga government in breach of contract with Real Tonga airlines; American Samoa grants over 4,000 immigration amnesty.


  • Election only the beginning says Fiji's CCF chief ( 3′ 26″ )

    The CEO of Fiji's Citizens Constitutional Forum says the group has a lot of work ahead of it to empower people after the recent election.


  • Axiom Mining restarts Solomons operation ( 3′ 24″ )

    Australian mining operation restarts in the Solomons after a victorious court battle.


  • Rapid growth for Samoa Trochus ( 3′ 18″ )

    Samoan Trochus fishery successfully introduced.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 October 2014 ( 21′ 19″ )

    Kavo conviction in PNG seen as tip of iceberg; Tonga government in breach of contract with Real Tonga airlines; American Samoa grants over 4,000 immigration amnesty; Landowners in PNG's Bougainville confused by supposed opposition to mine; An independent candidate in Fiji's polls looks to create a political party next time round; Noumea Accord talks suffer blow with boycott by New Caledonia's biggest pro-indepedence group.


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