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Tuesday  16 September  -  4:52 pm  NZT

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Vanuatu police chief suspended

050514. Photo supplied. Pacific flags. Vanuatu

Vanuatu's police commissioner, Arthur Caulton, has confirmed his suspension from the role by the Police Service Commission.


Fiji's FBC defies campaign ban

FBC homepage

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation has defied the regime's ban on political advertising in the lead-up to tomorrow's general election.


Fiji workers prepare polls

Villager in the Lautoka area

Fiji election workers have started preparing polling stations before tomorrow's vote.


Fiji turns to China over West's democracy stance - report

Government buildings, Suva

A new report says pressure on Fiji from Western countries to return to democracy after the 2006 coup opened the door to increasing aid flows from China.


Tongan authorities meet amid Ha'apai water crisis

The National Shield of Tonga

The National Emergency Management Committee is meeting in Tonga to arrange a response to the water crisis in Ha'apai.


Solomons measles spreads despite mass vaccinations

Savo Island

Health authorities in Solomon Islands say the rate of measles infections in the capital Honiara has not decreased despite records showing that more than the original target population of 55,500 residents have been vaccinated.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 16 September 2014 ( 22′ 2″ )

    Fiji prepares to vote; Fiji's election blackout has been called unprecedented; PNG warned of danger in tiny parliamentary opposition; Samoa works to save its forests; Work's being done to tackle violence against women in PNG; In Sport: First Tongan women's crew to compete at Alo Paopao Festival.


  • Fiji prepares to vote ( 3′ 34″ )

    Election workers have started preparing polling stations in Fiji for election day tomorrow.


  • PNG warned of danger in tiny parliamentary opposition ( 3′ 58″ )

    Transparency International's PNG chapter speaks out about tiny opposition in parliament.


  • Samoa works to save its forests ( 3′ 21″ )

    The Samoan government is working with villages to protect their forests from increasing threat of climate change, unsustainable land use and invasive species.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 16 September 2014 ( 21′ 14″ )

    Fiji's election blackout has been called unprecedented; Election observers on the ground in Fiji; Shedding light the key to tackling violence against women in PNG; Hopes for law changes on longline fishing; More concerted plan to root out Pacific corruption; In Sport: First Tongan women's crew to compete at Alo Paopao Festival.


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