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Friday  25 April  -  7:42 pm  NZT

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Ban on gold company workers entering Solomons

The Solomon Islands Government says it is stopping 44 foreign workers for the Australian owned mining company Gold Ridge Mining Ltd from entering the country. The company's parent, St Barbara,...


Further rain in Solomons puts repatriation on hold

Solomon Islanders in flood-risk areas have been advised to take precautions and observe disaster safety measures as more rain starts to fall. The Met Service has issued a Heavy Rain...


Wallis trial opens into massive fraud

The trial has opened in Wallis and Futuna of 20 people alleged to have defrauded the French government of millions of US dollars. They are accused of presenting inflated bills...


China challenges Vanuatu over dual citizenship

The Chinese embassy in Vanuatu has asked the government in Port Vila to provide the names and passport numbers of Chinese citizens once they have been granted citizenship. The request...


Big changes in Niue Cabinet

Niue's Premier Toke Talagi has announced a four member cabinet, demoting two MPs from his previous administration. The line-up, which includes Mr Talagi, is comprised of Pokotoa Lalotoa Sipeli, who...


McCully still positive about Fiji election

The New Zealand foreign minister, Murray McCully, has again expressed his confidence that Fiji's election promised for September will be free and fair, dismissing concerns by the parties ousted in...


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 25 April 2014 ( 21′ 17″ )

    Heavy rain threat worries Solomon Islanders; Jury still out on PNG government's commitment on tackling corruption; More services needed to combat teen pregnancy in the Pacific; Fiji's representative to the UN is confident elections will be free and fair; New Zealand's Foreign Minister says a newly created role will be a boost to the Pacific; Resignation of Samoa's Finance Minister expected to help heal a political rift.


  • Heavy rain threat worries Solomon Islanders ( 3′ 5″ )

    The Red Cross says the threat of further wet weather in the flood damaged Solomon Islands is likely to hamper recovery efforts and is making people very nervous.


  • Is PNG's government committed to tackling corruption ( 3′ 24″ )

    A Papua New Guinea MP has been jailed for corruption and the Government is to set up a corruption commission but just how committed is it to ending the prevasive practice.


  • More services needed to combat teen pregnancy in the Pacific ( 3′ 40″ )

    UNPF says Pacific governments need to ensure more access to youth-friendly services to curb high teen pregnancy rates.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 25 April 2014 ( 20′ )

    Fiji's representative to the UN is confident elections will be free and fair; New Zealand's Foreign Minister says a newly created role will be a boost to the Pacific; Resignation of Samoa's Finance Minister expected to help heal a political rift; We travel to Apia where NZ is funding the biggest solar field in the Pacific; A PNG research institute says freedom of speech is critical; Samoan-born boxer Alex Leapai prepares for a shot at a world title.


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