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Friday  25 April  -  9:18 am  NZT

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Marshalls takes legal action against nuclear powers

The Marshall Islands, scene of massive U.S. nuclear tests in the 1950s, is suing the United States and eight other nuclear-armed countries, accusing them of failing in their obligation to...


Classes resume in some schools in Solomons capital

About half of the schools used as flood evacuation centres in Honiara in Solomon Islands are ready to resume their roles as schools. The National Disaster Management Office says it...


Allegations of child abuse at Nauru detention centre

Security guards at Australia's asylum seeker detention centre on Nauru have been accused of verbally and physically abusing asylum seeker children in a letter sent by staff at the centre.


Standard & Poor upgrades Fiji's rating to positive

The credit rating agency Standard and Poors says it has revised Fiji's rating outlook from stable to positive. The agency also says it has affirmed foreign and local currency issuer...


Leader on Solomons' Isabel says no to mining

Solomon Islands Minister of Culture and Tourism says the people of Isabel Province are now opting for tourism development over mining. Samuel Manetoali was speaking at a recent tour organised...


Samoa's speaker calls for investigation into media

Samoa's speaker has called for the media to be investigated by Parliament's powerful Privileges and Ethics Committee. Lau'auli Leuatea Polata'ivao says the media illegally published a report by the Chief...


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 25 April 2014 ( 20′ )

    Fiji's representative to the UN is confident elections will be free and fair; New Zealand's Foreign Minister says a newly created role will be a boost to the Pacific; Resignation of Samoa's Finance Minister expected to help heal a political rift; We travel to Apia where NZ is funding the biggest solar field in the Pacific; A PNG research institute says freedom of speech is critical; Samoan-born boxer Alex Leapai prepares for a shot at a world title.


  • Confidence that Fiji elections will go ahead ( 3′ 2″ )

    Fiji's representative to the United Nations says he is confident Fiji's upcoming general elections will be free and fair.


  • New diplomatic role a boost for the Pacific - McCully ( 3′ 23″ )

    The New Zealand politician Shane Jones says he would bring wide experience and passion to a new ambassador level role focusing on Pacific fisheries.


  • Resignation of Samoa's Finance Minister expected to mend rift ( 3′ 39″ )

    Resignation of Samoa's Finance Minister expected to mend rift within ruling HRPP party.


  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 24 April 2014 ( 20′ 59″ )

    We travel to Apia where NZ is funding the biggest solar field in the Pacific; Land issues are set to dominate the election agenda in Fiji; A PNG research institute says freedom of speech is critical; A book focusing on the 'secret history' of the Pacific is launched; Samoan-born boxer Alex Leapai prepares for a shot at a world title.


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