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Tongans seek royal intervention to stop CEDAW

A 15,000-signature petition has been handed to the palace requesting that the Tongan king stop the government from ratifying a UN convention on women's rights.

Suspects detained after attack on Fiji Police Commissioner

Several suspects are being questioned after Fiji's Police Commissioner was attacked at a Suva restaurant on Thursday night.

Fiji opposition boycotts Parliament

Fiji's opposition MPs have boycotted today's sitting of Parliament.

Campaign to eliminate domestic violence in Cook Islands

The Cook Islands National Council of Women has launched a campaign in an effort to eliminate violence against women in the country.

Kiribati paper editor forced to take leave

Reports from Kiribati say the editor of the publicly-owned Te Uekera newspaper has been forced to take leave.

Call for French/Pacific summit in Paris

A leading New Caledonian politician has called on France to host another summit with the leaders of Pacific Island countries to highlight the challenges created by climate change.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 22 May 2015

NZ relief organisations condemn Vanuatu's bid to reroute aid; Aid has still not reached some in Vanuatu; NZ foreign aid increase good but more needed; Destructive tides force some Kiribati communities to move inland permanently; The EU says it's up to the Pacific to decide how to push forward stalled economic negotiations; And Bougainville's caretaker president says Bougainvilleans will suffer if the spat between Australia and PNG isn't resolved soon.

NZ relief organisations condemn Vanuatu's bid to reroute aid

NZ relief agencies say Vanuatu government call on aid post cyclone a bad idea.

Aid has still not reached some in Vanuatu

A New Zealand resident ni-Vanuatu woman returns to Vanuatu for the first time since it was hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam more than two months ago.

NZ foreign aid increase good but more needed

The umbrella group for New Zealand's NGOs welcomes Budget foreign aid increase but says this country still needs to up its game.

Growing wealth allows PNG to take tough line

Academic says PNG's Bougainville ban on Australia a product of the confidence that comes with a fast growing economy.