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Friday  4 September  -  10:22 pm  NZT

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PIDF leaders agree climate change position for Paris

A number of Pacific leaders have agreed to a common position on climate change that they intend to take to a major United Nations summit in November.

Two Fiji soldiers injured in Sinai blast

Two Fiji soliders are in hospital after being injured by a roadside bomb in the Middle East.

French Polynesia's Fritch to set up political party

French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch has announced he is setting up his own political party.

Oldest known pottery in PNG unearthed

A team of Australian and New Zealand archaeologists has unearthed the oldest known pottery from Papua New Guinea.

Pacific NGOs want West Papua mission

Pacific civil society groups are adding their weight to a call for a Pacific Islands Forum mission to West Papua.

French Polynesia's Fritch to set up political party

French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch has announced he is setting up his own political party.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 4 September 2015

Papua New Guinea's Highlands feel the impact of several months of drought; Pacific Islands Forum leaders meet next week, but have they already been beaten to the punch?; Nauru says New Zealand's decision to suspend aid to its justice sector is misguided; And, Guam looks at chemical castration to curb high sexual violence rates in the territory.

PNG's Chimbu Governor says drought effects becoming severe

The Governor of Chimbu Province in Papua New Guinea says in some areas in his province the impact of the drought is becoming severe, but he says reports of deaths are yet to be confirmed.

PIDF looks to set tone for Forum meeting in Port Moresby.

Leaders from the Pacific Islands Forum countries meet in Port Moresby next week to address regional concerns and issues but they may have been beaten to the punch.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 4 September 2015

New Zealand has suspended aid to Nauru's justice sector; Nauru says New Zealand's decision is misguided; Guam looks at chemical castration to curb high sexual violence rates in the territory; authorities are searching for answers to a widespread asbestos risk in the Pacific; and the Commonwealth Games Federation defends Samoa's ebola fears.

Nauru claims New Zealand move misguided and interfering

Nauru hits back at New Zealand after the suspension of aid to its justice sector, accusing it of interfering in its domestic affairs.

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