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Fiji parties present fraud claim evidence

Voters line up at Korovuto school in Nadi

Five political parties in Fiji have presented evidence which they say back up their claims of irregularities in the country's landmark election.


Cooks Democrats withdraw another petition

Cook Islands Democratic Party Logo

The Cook Islands Democratic Party has today withdrawn a petition against a tied seat in Mitiaro, which means the constituency will go to a by-election.


Action on broken down school buses in American Samoa

American Samoa's capital Pago Pago.

American Samoa's Governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, wants to ensure broken down school buses are repaired as soon as possible.


Marshalls president warns of climate emergency

A tropical beach in the Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands President, Christopher Loeak, has released a video to demonstrate the need for world leaders to take action for what he describes as a full-blown climate emergency.


36 ballot boxes in question in Fiji polls

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Fiji elections authorities say 36 ballot boxes have been quarantined because of objections to Wednesday's polling process. Five parties say they won't accept the outcome of the elections.


Tahiti ombudsman to run for French Senate

Teiva Manutahi

French Polynesia's ombudsman has fended off a legal challenge by the French High Commission and can now stand for a seat in the French Senate.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 19 September 2014 ( 19′ 11″ )

    Fiji Electoral Commissioner rules out stopping count; Australian lawyer to file over Vanuatu deportation; A lack of resources hinders PNG police trying to investigate violence cases; A teacher in American Samoa says it is not on for lawmakers to pay themselves more when other sectors are struggling; The ongoing plight of tsunami victims in remote Temotu province in Solomon Islands.


  • Fiji Electoral Commissioner rules out stopping count ( 4′ 50″ )

    Fiji's Electoral Commissioner says it would be unfair to stop the election process without evidence presented.


  • Australian lawyer to file over Vanuatu deportation ( 3′ 8″ )

    An Australian lawyer is preparing to file a case against the Vanuatu Government after being deported without notice earlier this month.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 19 September 2014 ( 20′ 45″ )

    Anger in Fiji amid claims of widespread election fraud; A lack of resources hinders PNG police trying to investigate violence cases; A teacher in American Samoa says it is not on for lawmakers to pay themselves more when other sectors are struggling; The ongoing plight of tsunami victims in remote Temotu province in Solomon Islands; World Bank sets out development plan for Pacific; Niue's first food festival kicks off this week.


  • Fiji political parties refuse to accept poll results ( 3′ 6″ )

    Five opposition parties in Fiji want the vote count to stop because they claim there has been systematic fraud.


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