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With pomp and ceremony, a new Tongan King is crowned

Festivities are continuing in Tonga as the country celebrates the official crowning of King Tupou VI, which took place in Nuku'alofa this morning.

Detained Nauru MPs want Supreme Court to hear their case

Two opposition MPs on Nauru want the Supreme Court to rule on their right to a lawyer of their choice, after their Australian lawyer was refused a visa to enter the country.

Typhoon alert lifted, but Majuro still battered

A typhoon formation alert has been lifted for the Marshall Islands, but the country's main atoll of Majuro is still counting the cost of damage done by rough seas and high winds.

Bad weather delays Solomons independence celebrations

The current bad weather in Solomon Islands has forced the government to delay the celebrations of the 37th independence anniversary.

Canberra seeks assurance about rule of law on Nauru

Australia's foreign minister, Julie Bishop, says she has sought assurances from Nauru's government that due process and the rule of law is being upheld on the island.

Sport: Big scores on first day of Pacific Games

Tahiti's footballers grabbed the headlines on the first day of competition at the Pacific Games.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 3 July 2015

The leader of Fiji's labour party decides to stand down after 23 years; Members of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement are urged to prepare for a decline in Tuna revenue; Kiribati's education minister says more needs to be done to teach people about sex; and Festivities in Tonga continue ahead of the King's coronation.

Fiji Labour Party leader to stand down after 23 years

The leader of Fiji's Labour Party and former prime minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, has decided to stand down from the leadership, a role which he has held for 23 years.

PNA members urged to prepare for risks

The chief executive of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement Transform Aqorau says member states can't be complacent about the current surge in fisheries revenue and is urging them to prepare for risks.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 July 2015

Kiribati commits to more sex education; just one day to go in the countdown to the Tonga King's coronation; Calls for a more tailored approach to managing disasters after confusion dealing with Cyclone Pam; it's ready set go for the Pacific Games in Port Moresby.

More sex education planned for Kiribati

The Kiribati minister of education says the school curriculum will be improved to ensure young people know more about sex, but more information also needs to come from the home.