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Tahiti's Flosse charged with misuse of power

Gaston Flosse

French Polynesia's president, Gaston Flosse, has been charged with misuse of power in the way he awarded a US$55 million contract a decade ago to build Tahiti's new hospital.

Suspect faked death in PNG's Barati case

An asylum-seeker holds a picture of Reza Barati who died at the detention centre.

Papua New Guinea police say one of the men charged over the death of an Iranian asylum seeker on Manus Island tried to fake his own death to evade capture.

Party says consultation needed over 'Fijian'

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The leader of One Fiji Party, Filimoni Vosarogo, says it's unfair to use the term Fijian to refer to every citizen in the country.

China medical ship treats more than 4,000 Tongans

The National Shield of Tonga

The Peace Ark Naval Hospital ship from China has spent a week in Tonga, providing free medical services to more than 4,000 patients and performing 39 surgeries.

New Caledonia ponders reforms

A major conference has been underway in New Caledonia on efforts to introduce reforms to revive the economy and reduce inequality.

CNMI retirees still await pension payments

Retirees in the Northern Marianas will have to wait a few more days before payment of their deferred pension

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 August 2014 ( 20′ 17″ )

    Compensation is sought over Bougainville mining law; US Pacific leaders say Obama's marine proposal will hurt their economy; A leading Pacific fishing agency wants scheme to control long-liners; We hear about the art of traditional canoe building in Fiji; Sport: Fiji wins the Pacific's first Youth Olympic medal.

  • Compensation sought over Bougainville mining law ( 5′ 26″ )

    A group of minority shareholders in Bougainville Copper Ltd are crying foul over Bougainville's new mining law and say they want billions of dollars in compensation.

  • Fiji's Hibiscus Festival underway ( 4′ 4″ )

    Fiji's week long Hibiscus Festival is on at the moment and thousands are pouring to Suva to enjoy the funfair, talent quests, beauty pagent and stage shows.

  • Sport: Fiji coach proud of first ever Youth Olympic medal ( 2′ 54″ )

    Fiji coach proud after sevens team wins the bronze medal at the Youth Olympics in China, the country's first medal at that level.

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 21 August 2014 ( 20′ 44″ )

    US Pacific leaders say Obama's marine proposal will hurt their economy; A leading Pacific fishing agency wants scheme to control long-liners; Calls for the release of children in Australia's asylum seeker camps; Tuvalu's PM wants firm commitments on climate change; New Zealand support for Vanuatu police in rape case; There is concern that Pacific languages might die out in New Zealand.