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Wednesday  1 October  -  4:59 pm  NZT

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Drug misuse helps spread TB in PNG

Angau Hospital, Lae, Papua New Guinea

The head of Papua New Guinea's tuberculosis programme says the disease may be spreading because people stop taking their medicines too early.


Tong explains Kiribati land deal in Fiji

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The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has paid tribute to Fiji for being the only country to offer his people a haven from rising sea levels.


Niue farmers affected by dry spell

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Farmers in Niue are being careful with water usage, as a dry spell in the country enters its second month.


Volunteers to fill teacher shortage in A.Samoa

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American Samoa's Governor has asked volunteers to fill teacher vacancies at public schools as a short-term fix for the territory's teacher shortage.


Tongan officials resign over communication issues

Parliament buildings in Nuku'alofa, Tonga

One of the four commissioners who resigned from the Public Service Commission in Tonga, says they did so because of a communication breakdown with the Prime Minister's office.


Allegations of rape in Nauru camp

Nauru is trying to overturn a decision that froze the country's bank accounts.

Asylum seekers have made allegations of sexual abuse of women and children and threats of rape by guards working in the Australia detention centre on Nauru.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 1 October 2014 ( 21′ 19″ )

    Fiji civil society leader says the elections are only the start of democracy in Fiji; Australian mining operation restarts in the Solomons after a victorius court battle; Samoa's introduced Trochus fishery declared a huge success; Kavo conviction in PNG seen as tip of iceberg; Tonga government in breach of contract with Real Tonga airlines; American Samoa grants over 4,000 immigration amnesty.


  • Election only the beginning says Fiji's CCF chief ( 3′ 26″ )

    The CEO of Fiji's Citizens Constitutional Forum says the group has a lot of work ahead of it to empower people after the recent election.


  • Axiom Mining restarts Solomons operation ( 3′ 24″ )

    Australian mining operation restarts in the Solomons after a victorious court battle.


  • Rapid growth for Samoa Trochus ( 3′ 18″ )

    Samoan Trochus fishery successfully introduced.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 October 2014 ( 21′ 19″ )

    Kavo conviction in PNG seen as tip of iceberg; Tonga government in breach of contract with Real Tonga airlines; American Samoa grants over 4,000 immigration amnesty; Landowners in PNG's Bougainville confused by supposed opposition to mine; An independent candidate in Fiji's polls looks to create a political party next time round; Noumea Accord talks suffer blow with boycott by New Caledonia's biggest pro-indepedence group.


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