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Saturday  23 August  -  1:32 pm  NZT

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Now calm in Solomons capital after arsons

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Police in Solomon Islands say it is now calm in the West Honiara settlement of Karaina after clashes between family groups from Temotu Province earlier this week.

Boycott at Fiji's elections candidate list draw

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Fiji's Electoral Commission has boycotted today's national candidate list draw at the Fijian Elections Office.

Fiji-NZ talks end on high note

Fiji government buildings

New Zealand and Fiji have agreed to hold an annual consultation for their Foreign Ministers starting from next year following talks in Fiji.

Fiji police accused of brutality after man dies

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An investigation is underway in Fiji, after a man died after allegedly being beaten by police.

Morrison accepts "moral burden" of Australia's asylum policy

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Australia's immigration minister has defended his government's policy at a human rights inquiry into children being kept in immigration detention.

Samoa sprays airports to stop chikungunya.

Director General and CEO of Health, Leausa Tole'afoa Dr Take Naseri

Samoa is spraying its airports ahead of the Small Island Developing States conference to fight the spread of chikungunya.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 22 August 2014 ( 19′ 56″ )

    Tensions run high in Solomon Island's capital after a mass fight; Political parties in Fiji call for the Government to go into caretaker mode; Compensation is sought over Bougainville's new mining law; We hear about the art of traditional canoe building in Fiji; And in sport: Fiji wins the Pacific's first Youth Olympic medal.

  • 200 in mass fight in Solomons capital ( 3′ 11″ )

    The Solomon Islands police say they have arrested five people after four houses were torched during a fight involving more than 200 people in Honiara last night.

  • Fiji government urged to enter caretaker mode ( 3′ 35″ )

    Political parties in Fiji have called on the government to go into a caretaker government mode in the lead up to the election on September 17th.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 August 2014 ( 20′ 17″ )

    Compensation is sought over Bougainville mining law; US Pacific leaders say Obama's marine proposal will hurt their economy; A leading Pacific fishing agency wants scheme to control long-liners; We hear about the art of traditional canoe building in Fiji; Sport: Fiji wins the Pacific's first Youth Olympic medal.

  • Compensation sought over Bougainville mining law ( 5′ 26″ )

    A group of minority shareholders in Bougainville Copper Ltd are crying foul over Bougainville's new mining law and say they want billions of dollars in compensation.