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Friday  31 July  -  4:06 am  NZT

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Aust govt accused of lying over Manus case

The Papua New Guinea police says it was not told by the Australian Government that staff accused of sexual assault were flown home from the Manus Island detention centre.

Forum chief dismisses intervention in Nauru

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out and she has dismissed immediate action by the regional grouping.

Cooks PM keen to pursue talks with NZ on UN membership

The Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna will again pursue membership of the United Nations when he meets the New Zealand prime minister John Key next week.

Pacific civil society wants seabed mining to stop

Civil society organisations in the Pacific are joining a growing international call for a moratorium on mining exploration of the sea floor.

Water an urgent need in Papua province

The Indonesian Red Cross Society says water is an urgent need for communities in Papua still suffering from a cold snap.

Meteorologists monitor rare early season cyclone in Pacific

A tropical depression over the Solomon Islands is being watched closely by meteorologists and climate experts alike in case the deep low pressure system forms into a second rare early season cyclone for the region.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 30 July 2015

Pacific Islands Forum Head Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out itself; Confusion in PNG parliament over MP suspension; NZ charity throws Solomons hospital a lifeline; A police commander in Papua New Guinea wants a tribal fighting zone to be declared in Enga province; Students and teachers in Auckland want World Health Organisation help for anti-obesity measures; PNG's electoral commission faces criticism for the West Sepik by-election.

Forum chief says issues on Nauru for country to solve

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out and she has dismissed immediate intervention by the regional grouping.

Confusion in PNG parliament over MP suspension

Papua New Guinea's speaker of parliament has sparked confusion over the status of MPs who have been refererd to leadership tribunals.

NZ charity throws Solomons hospital a lifeline

Solomon Islands national hospital is being thrown a much needed lifeline of donated medical supplies sourced by New Zealand non-pofit organisation Take My Hands.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 30 July 2015

A police commander in Papua New Guinea wants a tribal fighting zone to be declared in Enga province; Students and teachers in Auckland want World Health Organisation help for anti-obesity measures; PNG's electoral commission faces criticism for the West Sepik by-election; Concerns about a leak of radioactive waste from a US storage facility in Marshall Islands; Suspended MPs in Nauru hope the Pacific Islands Forum will intervene; And, an NGO wants the APEC spotlight shone on illegal logging in PNG.

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