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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.
The swearing in of the new Solomon Islands finance minister has reportedly been deferred until tomorrow amid claims on social media that the prime minister has already made his choice.
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.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister has officially opened a new road linking the Middle Ramu district of Madang Province through to Madang town.
The president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has warned the newspaper, Kiribati Independent, to check its facts before it publishes any stories about the government, or face being shut down.
Papua New Guinea's opposition leader has warned the government to adjust its 2015 budget revenue forecast in light of the downturn in world commodity prices.
Latest from Dateline Pacific
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.
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.
Concern over south to north PNG road ( 5′ 18″ )
In PNG a veteran Papuan campaigner continues her push for independence from the northern New Guinea provinces; A week after the sale of liquor was heavily restricted in Port Moresby, the city's governor says it is already having a positive effect.
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