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Monday  3 August  -  4:35 pm  NZT

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Fiji Labour concerned over military resignation

The Fiji Labour Party says an explanation is needed for the sudden resignation of the country's military commander.

PNG govt indicates move to outlaw guns

Guns could be banned in Papua New Guinea under legislation that the government says it is preparing for parliament.

PNG PM looks to combat human trafficking

Papua New Guinea's prime minister says his government will look to establish a more formal network to track and detain vessels with slaves on board.

Safety lacking at Fiji sugar mills, says union

A workers' union says the Fiji Sugar Corporation is putting profits before safety after one worker died and another fell into a tank of boiling liquid.

New Lease on life for French Polynesian dove

A critically endangered French Polynesian ground-dove known locally as Tutururu has been given a new lease on life in its endemic home, the Tuamotu & Gambier Archipelagos.

New chocolate making trade begins in Solomon Islands

It's hoped a training programme for Solomon Islands cacao farmers will open a new market for locally made chocolate products.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 3 August 2015

Severe damage in Saipan after a typhoon passed through last night; authorities in Papua New Guinea rescue slave labourers from a Thai cargo ship; Pacific leaders call for immediate action on climate change at the UN Security Council; unwell asylum seekers on Nauru will be sent to Papua New Guinea for medical treatment, not Australia.

CNMI's Saipan gets brunt of typhoon

Homes and infrastructure on Saipan in the Northern Marianas have suffered severe damage after the island took the brunt of Typhoon Soudelor on Sunday night.

PNG authorities rescue slave labourers from Thai cargo ship

Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued at least eight fishermen kept in slave-like conditions on a Thai-owned refrigerator ship and are hunting for other ships.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 August 2015

Pacific leaders call for immediate action on climate change at the UN Security Council; unwell asylum seekers on Nauru will be sent to Papua New Guinea for medical treatment, not Australia; we look at the technical issues around French Polynesia's bid to become a Pacific Islands Forum member; and Vanuatu's former lands minister says the current minister is going against the public interest.

Pacific leaders plea for climate action from UN

Pacific leaders are calling for immediate action from the United Nations saying changing weather patterns are threatening their future existence.

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