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Friday  24 October  -  6:09 am  NZT

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Miner says Solomons Govt must help

Gold Ridge mine, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands gold miner, Melbourne based St Barbara, says the Solomons Government is critical to ensuring a tailings dam does not burst.


Nauru regains access to bank accounts

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Nauru will be given back access of its bank accounts after Australian courts dismissed an appeal by an American investment fund.


New hospital hopes in Marshalls

The Marshall Islands coast

The Marshall Islands Health Ministry says it has plans for the construction of a new hospital costing US$77 million in Majuro.


Fewer candidates in Solomons poll

The Solomon Islands flag

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says fewer candidates have registered for next month's national elections than the previous poll in 2010.


Fijian Elections Office records criticised

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Fiji's Auditor General says the Elections Office failed to keep proper records around the employment of voter registration clerks which increased the risk of fraud.


Solomons' miner told tailings threat its responsibility

Gold Ridge mine, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands says the onus is on Australian mine operator, St Barbara, to sort out any threat should the Gold Ridge tailings dam bursts.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 24 October 2014 ( 19′ 55″ )

    NZ union backed charity educates Fiji workers; the Marshall Islands is hoping a new hospital will be built; broadband internet access should be in place in Solomon Islands by 2016; the Tongan government denies claims by an international public servants union; there's been a dramatic increase in the number of female teachers in Papua New Guinea.


  • Marshall Islands hopes for new hospital ( 3′ 11″ )

    A new hospital in Marshall Islands is a step closer to being built.


  • Tonga govt denies Public Services International claims ( 3′ 30″ )

    The Tonga government says claims by Public Services International it is threatening and repressing public servants are completely unfounded.


  • PNG report indicates dramatic increase in gender equity ( 5′ 36″ )

    A survey has found the proportion of female teachers, principals and health workers in Papua New Guinea has increased significantly in the past decade.


  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 23 October 2014 ( 20′ 11″ )

    The Tongan government denies claims by an international public servants union; Tonga moves into line with international airline standards, as a controversial aircraft still operates in the country; there's been a dramatic increase in the number of female teachers in Papua New Guinea; a union group says poor wages could be limiting the potential of Fiji's garment sector; a warning of the threat facing Niue's arts and cultural heritage.


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