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Cyclone intensifying as it nears the Solomons

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology says flash floods and landslides are likely as Cyclone Raquel nears Solomon Islands.

Education Day continues Coronation festivities in Tonga

Over three and a half thousand Tongan school children marched in uniform and performed traditional dances for the King as part of coronation celebrations.

Fiji flag consultation extension 'waste of taxpayer funds'

One of Fiji's opposition parties, the National Federation Party, says the extension of the flag consultation period is a waste and abuse of taxpayer funds.

NGOs call for tailored disaster response

A new NGO report is calling for a more tailored approach to disaster management in the Pacific, citing the confusion in the wake of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu as proof.

Solomons Provident Funds payments down

The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund is this year paying out less interest on its members' shares than it did last year.

Norfolk Island push for self determination

A Norfolk Island group has launched a campaign today to seek United Nations support for its push for self determination for the island.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 1 July 2015

Norfolk group to seek UN help for self determination; Global climate action possibly too late for Kiribati; There have been calls for both pre and post disaster funding at a pacific regional meeting; Vasectomy is being promoted in PNG as a solution to its high maternal death rate; New Zealand increases its aid to Vanuatu by 18 million US dollars in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

Norfolk group to seek UN help for self determination

A Norfolk Island group launches a process to win United Nations backing for its push for self determination.

Global Climate Action too late for Kiribati

The President of Kiribati Anote Tong says whatever action the world decides to take at climate change talks in Paris, it comes too late for low-lying island nations like his own.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 July 2015

Resounding call for pre and post disaster funding at pacific regional meeting; Vasectomy is being promoted in Papua New Guinea as a solution to its high maternal death rate; A Kiribati youth representative says religious beliefs stand in the way of important sex education; New Zealand has increased its aid to Vanuatu by 18 million US dollars in the wake of Cyclone Pam; East Timor is welcomed into the Pacific family; And a solar-powered plane crossing the Pacific Ocean has passed the point of no return.

Financial challenges discussed at humanitarian meeting

There was a resounding call for access to finances both before and after disasters from Pacific leaders at a regional meeting looking at humanitarian challenges.

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