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Australia and Fiji restore full diplomatic ties

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and Julie Bishop

Australia and Fiji have jointly announced they will exchange High Commissioners.


Former Tonga police inspector loses appeal

The National Shield of Tonga

Tonga's Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from a former police inspector against his conviction over the killing of New Zealand policeman Kali Fungavaka.


Solomon Islands measles outbreak slowly being brought under control

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Health authorities in Solomon Islands say the country's measles outbreak is slowly coming under control.


PNG secures loans for Goroka Hospital redevelopment

Goroka town, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea.

Austria and the Czech Republic are to provide loans for the redevelopment of Goroka Provincial Hospital in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands.


French Polynesia rules out tax hike

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The French Polynesian president has ruled out tax increases in the next budget as his administration is trying to revive the economy hit by a long decline.


UN hears Fiji police brutality not new

Christopher Pryde, Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions

Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions says assault in police custody is not a new problem in Fiji.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 31 October 2014 ( 21′ 21″ )

    Anger in PNG at Government plans for major new road;Tonga plans to be 100 percent renewable by 2020;Tuvalu farmers get EU help to boost crops;Niue's hotel is to be managed by a New Zealand company;Norfolk's Pitcairners fear loss of self governance;a local Chief is on a mission to preserve Solomon Island culture.


  • Anger in PNG at Government plans for major new road ( 3′ 15″ )

    A rally is planned in Port Moresby this weekend to fight the PNG Government's plans to build a major new road.


  • Tonga plans to be 100 percent renewable by 2020 ( 3′ 34″ )

    Tonga has set an ambitious goal of 100 percent renewable energy by the end of the decade.


  • Tuvalu farmers get EU help to boost crops ( 3′ 29″ )

    Tuvalu Director of Agriculture says US$600,000 of funding from the European Union for climate resilent crop initiatives is important to the country's survival.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 31 October 2014 ( 21′ 12″ )

    Fiji's human rights record under scrutiny at the UN; Niue hotel to be managed by New Zealand company; Norfolk's Pitcairners fear loss of self governance; Fiji academic says Pacific Islands Forum needs New Zealand and Australia; Local Chief on a mission to preserve Solomon Island culture.


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