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Tuesday  7 July  -  11:02 pm  NZT

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Cyclone Raquel brings damage and death to Solomons

Severe weather in Solomon Islands has left one person dead, eight missing, hundreds of buildings damaged and food gardens destroyed.

Bougainville's Carteret Islanders struggle for food

There are hopes a Carterets Atolls community being relocated to the Bougainville mainland will be able to supply food to those islanders who have not moved.

Hopes jailing of former PNG police chief will spur change

The head of Transparency Papua New Guinea says the case surrounding former police commissioner Geoffrey Vaki has highlighted several areas where action is needed to combat corruption.

Heavy defeats a brutal learning experience for FSM football

Despite conceding 114 goals in three matches, Micronesia football coach Stan Foster believes their time at the Pacific Games has been an invaluable learning experience.

Fiji's PM insists flag change proposal is popular

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama says feedback shows the people of Fiji definitely agree on the need to change the flag.

Reported rape on the rise in Fiji

The number of reported rape cases in Fiji has been steadily increasing but as much as 90 percent go unreported.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 7 July 2015

Scientists warn act now or lose the ocean; The Tongan public will vote on whether the country signs a UN convention for women's rights; Locals are throwing their support behind the Pacific Games in Port Moresby; There's increasing local resistance to the planned Pacific Marine Industrial Zone in PNGs Madang province; Pacific exporters have been told the stories behind their food are a valuable selling point.

Scientists warn act now or lose the ocean

Scientists around the world are calling on global leaders to take immediate action on climate change or lose their greatest carbon dioxide absorbing ally, the ocean.

Tonga to vote on polarising UN convention for women's rights

The Prime Minister of Tonga says the issue of signing a United Nations Convention which recently led to protests in the country, will be put to the public to be voted on, after the coronation celebrations end.

Locals embrace Pacific Games in Port Moresby

Spectators and volunteers are throwing their support behind the Pacific Games in the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 6 July 2015

Increasing local resistance to the planned Pacific Marine Industrial Zone in Papua New Guinea's Madang province; Pacific exporters have been told the stories behind their food are a valuable selling point in the New Zealand market; Papua New Guinea's anti corruption unit vindicated by the arrest of the country's former police commissioner; The Tongan prime minister defends splashing out on a recent article in Forbes magazine; And Transparency Vanuatu welcomes the new government's clarification of its position on West Papua.

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