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Tuesday  23 December  -  12:20 am  NZT

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Fiji TV says letter supporting govt stance legit

Fiji TV Executive Director Nouzab Fareed says the station did in fact write a letter to World Rugby supporting the government's call to share their broadcasting rights.


Call for new supplementary budget in PNG

Papua New Guinea's opposition leader says the government should review its 2015 budget to account for impacts from the downturn in world commodity prices.


PNG PM opens road link in Middle Ramu

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister has officially opened a new road linking the Middle Ramu district of Madang Province through to Madang town.


Bishop possible new Cooks PM

The leader of the One Cook Islands Movement, Teina Bishop, stands to become prime minister if the opposition coalition removes the ruling Cook Islands Party.


Nauru court ruling 'worrying' for democracy

The opposition MPs who remain suspended from Nauru's parliament say the Supreme Court's decision upholding their suspension sets a worrying precedent for democracy.


Opposition calls for Fiji minister to shed portfolios

A Fiji opposition MP Bill Gavoka is calling for a senior government minister to be relieved of some of his duties because of a perceived conflict of interest.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • 8pm Pacific Regional News for 22 December 2014 ( 8′ 17″ )

    The latest Pacific regional news.


  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 22 December 2014 ( 20′ 59″ )

    Sacked Fiji TV exec given no explanation; Future uncertain for refugees in PNG; A Port Moresby liquor ban appears to be working; A New Zealand student has completed research in Tonga which he hopes the government will use to cut the risk of mosquito-borne disease; Samoa's Prime Minister tells women thinking of running for parliament they should not neglect their families.


  • Sacked Fiji TV exec given no explanation ( 7′ 02″ )

    One of the two senior executives fired from Fiji TV last week, says she was given no explanation for her sacking and is not ruling out legal action against the broadcaster.


  • Future uncertain for refugees in PNG ( 3′ 26″ )

    The future remains uncertain for refugees held on Manus Island and slated for resettlement in Papua New Guinea amid concerns about whether the process can proceed, if the refugees can fit in to local society and how committed the government is to honouring its side of the asylum seeker deal it struck with Canberra.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 December 2014 ( 18′ 51″ )

    In PNG a veteran Papuan campaigner continues her push for independence from the northern New Guinea provinces; Vanuatu airports boosted by NZ aid; A New Zealand student has completed research in Tonga which he hopes the government will use to cut the risk of mosquito-borne disease; Samoa's Prime Minister tells women thinking of running for parliament they should not neglect their families.


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