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Tuesday  21 October  -  6:52 am  NZT

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About 300 squatters evicted from near Vanuatu's main airport

Port Vila international airport

Police in Vanuatu have begun enforcing an eviction order against about 300 people living illegally near Port Vila's airport.

Australia calls for end of Norfolk self-governance

Norfolk Island Flag

An Australian parliamentary report has recommended that self-governance of Norfolk Island be terminated.

Former NZ MP becomes High Commissioner to Nauru

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New Zealand's High Commissioner-designate to Nauru has today presented his credentials to the President, Baron Waqa.

Fiji police complete Bilitaki beating probe

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Fiji's Police Commissioner says investigations have been completed into the alleged beating of a retired teacher by four members of the military and police earlier this month.

Tonga PSA wants govt judicial review

The National Shield of Tonga

The Tonga Public Service Association says it will call for a judicial review of the government for its handling of a proposed workers' strike.

Fiji media rules apply to all - MIDA

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Fiji's media authority has defended its silence over a breach of the electoral decree by the public broadcaster.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 21 October 2014 ( 19′ 55″ )

    Fiji's Media Development Authority comes under criticism for inaction; Tonga's government denies threatening the Public Service Association; end-of-term payouts to Solomon Island MPs increase by 300 percent; Fiji seeks advice to revive its local rice industry; and American Samoa looks to restore a once iconic cable car.

  • Fiji's MIDA under pressure to comment on decree breach ( 3′ 14″ )

    Fiji's media industry development authority has come under criticism for not condemning a breach of the Electoral Decree by the public broadcaster.

  • Fiji to boost its local rice production - FAO ( 3′ 26″ )

    Fiji is to get expert advice from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in order to rev up its local rice production and avoid relying on imports.

  • Plans to restore American Samoa's cable car ( 3′ 39″ )

    American Samoa is looking to revamp its tourism industry by getting an iconic attraction up and running again.

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 20 October 2014 ( 20′ 6″ )

    Tonga's government denies threatening the Public Service Association; we hear about a controversial payout to Solomon Islands MPs; there are calls for a tuna deal between the US and Pacific to be overhauled; and a researcher says PNG's WWII stories must be recorded before it's too late.