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Thursday  30 June  -  8:02 am  NZT

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ADB urges further expenditure reform for PNG

Papua New Guinea's medium term economic outlook is fairly strong despite current challenges, according to the Asian Development Bank.

PNG dropped from anti-money-laundering blacklist

The international anti-money-laundering standards agency, the Financial Action Task Force, has removed Papua New Guinea from its blacklist.

French Polynesia goes to UN over nuclear compensation

A legislator from French Polynesia has appeared at the United Nations pressing the territory's case for compensation over nuclear testing.

PNG MP says students should stop protests

An MP in PNG says students should end their protest before they lose public support.

Delivery may change but aid to Pacific remains: UK

The UK's planned exit from the EU will not affect its services to the Pacific, according to the British High Commissioner to Fiji.

Vanuatu PM appoints new minister

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has appointed the MP for Efate rural Jack Norris as the new Minister for Youth and Sports Development.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 30 June 2016

Public support for PNG students waining; Pacific shielded from Brexit impacts; Former Norfolk Chief Minister says community fearful; The US forges a new tuna deal with Pacific island countries.

Public support for PNG students waining

A Church leader and a Member of Parliament in Papua New Guinea say student protesters risk losing public support if they don't resume their studies.

Pacific shielded from Brexit

A backlash against isolationism following Britain's vote to leave the European Union could bode well for trade deals in the Pacific but needy Pacific island countries may miss out on sorely needed capital.

Former Norfolk Chief Minister says community fearful

Norfolk's most recent former chief minister is taking the administrator to task for his claims people are embracing Canberra's changes on the island.

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 29 June 2016

The US forges a new tuna deal with Pacific island countries; French Polynesian nuclear victims promise to keep fighting; There are calls for churches in the region to stand up against domestic violence; An economist says a British exit from the European Union will have little impact on the Pacific; And there are hopes in Vanuatu that market associations will give women more of a voice in decision making.