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Monday  20 April  -  5:33 am  NZT

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Infrastructure key for Cook Islands opposition leader

The newly-appointed leader of the opposition Cook Islands Democratic Party, William George, outlines his priorities as leader.

Refugees on Nauru protest Cambodia resettlement

Dozens of refugees have gathered at the main refugee camp on Nauru to protest the Australian government's plans to resettle some refugees in Cambodia.

Developers look to allay fears about Cook Islands pipeline

Developers of a controversial plan to construct an over-the-reef pipeline on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands are working to address public concerns about the environmental impact of the proposal.

Samoa by-election votes counted

In Samoa, the preliminary results for the Sagaga Le Usoga constituency by-election shows the only candidate from the village of Malie, Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli, topping the polls with 735 votes.

Cook Islands soldiers remembered

A ceremony commemorating the contributions of Cook Islands soldiers to New Zealand's war effort between 1914 and 1918 was held in parliament buildings yesterday.

American Samoa marks becoming U.S. territory

American Samoa is today marking the 115th anniversary since it became a U.S. territory in 1900, with a parade, and traditional Samoan dance and songs.

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.