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Relief underway in FSM after Maysak

A patrol boat carrying water supplies to devastated islands in the Federated States of Micronesia will leave Pohnpei tonight as relief efforts get underway in the wake of super-typhoon Maysak.

Vanuatu presents case to international donors

The Vanuatu minister of climate change has opened the first meeting of donor countries and international agencies to discuss the country's rehabilitation three weeks after Cyclone Pam hit.

PNG schools sweating on tuition fee allocations

Some school administrators in Papua New Guinea fear there will be no second term this year with many schools yet to receive their full tuition fee allocation.

Marshalls file appeal in case against nuclear powers

The Marshall Islands has filed an appeal in its case against the United States aimed at honouring its nuclear disarmament obligations.

Ruling Cooks party wins by-election

The ruling Cook Islands Party has won the by-election in Vaipae Tautu to retain the seat.

Nine line up to contest Bougainville presidency

The Bougainville electoral commissioner says nine people will contest the presidency for the autonomous Papua New Guinea province at next month's election.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • New Caledonia elects Philippe Germain as president ( 3′ 35″ )

    New Caledonia again has a president after the position had been left vacant for more than 100 days.

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 2 April 2015 ( 19′ 35″ )

    Efforts are being made to get aid to typhoon wrecked islands in the Federated States of Micronesia; Vanuatu's quest for foreign donor help in its rebuild following the cyclone; the United Nations raises concerns about the economic impact of Pam on Vanuatu: Philippe Germain is elected the new president in New Caledonia; PNG seeks to capitalise on LNG stage.

  • Efforts underway to get relief to FSM islands in wake of Maysak ( 3′ 24″ )

    Efforts are underway in Federated States of Micronesia to get relief to devastated islands hit by typhoon Maysak.

  • Vanuatu to seek international assistance for rebuild ( 3′ 07″ )

    The Vanuatu minister of climate change has opened a meeting of donor countries and international agencies to discuss the country's rehabilitation program following Cyclone Pam.

  • UN warns of second disaster in Vanuatu ( 5′ 21″ )

    The United Nations is warning the government and aid agencies supporting the recovery in Vanuatu not to let their guard down as they say the threat of a second disaster is very real.