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Monday  20 April  -  12:43 pm  NZT

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Vanuatu to open embassy in Jakarta

Vanuatu's foreign minister Sato Kilman has reportedly indicated that his government is to open an embassy in Indonesia's capital.


Hawai'ian Air plane still grounded in Pago Pago

A Hawai'ian Air plane remains grounded at Pago Pago International Airport with mechanical problems stranding hundreds of passengers who were in the territory for Flag Day celebrations.


Pro-French rally planned in New Caledonia

New Caledonia's anti-independence parties have called for a rally on Friday to show that most of the people want to remain French.


Mood for autonomy strong in PNG's provinces

The mood for more autonomy is growing among Papua New Guinea's provinces amid the country's continued development struggles. (AUDIO)


Solomons to modernise intellectual property rights law

The Solomon Islands is in the process of reviewing its draft intellectual property strategy in a push to modernise the country's protection laws which date back to the early 1900s.


PNG central govt has failed provinces, says Governor

The Governor of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea says the machinery of central government continues to fail the people of the country and the time is right for more autonomy for provinces.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 20 April 2015 ( 20′ 26″ )

    Mood for autonomy grows among PNG's provinces; Pacific regionalism at heart of Fiji Forum dissent; Pacific worried about potential cruise boat disaster; Cook Islands inmates learning to cook; Samoa on track for renewable energy target.


  • Mood for autonomy grows among PNG's provinces ( 6′ 29″ )

    The mood for more autonomy is growing among Papua New Guinea's provinces amid the country's continued development struggles.


  • Pacific regionalism at heart of Fiji Forum dissent ( 4′ 01″ )

    Fiji is asking the big questions about regionalism in the Pacific in raising concerns about the dominance of Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Forum.


  • Pacific worried about potential cruise boat disaster ( 3′ 19″ )

    As the number of cruise ships entering the Pacific increase, search and rescue experts want changes to ensure the region is ready if a major maritime disaster occurs.


  • Cook Islands inmates learning to cook ( 3′ 11″ )

    Inmates at Aorangi prison in the Cook Islands have been learning to cook in a bid to upskill and ensure they eat more healthy and local produce when released.


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