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Johnny Blades goes to PNG to explore whether the elections will help the nation recover from a year of poltical conflict.
Papua New Guinea’s just completed general election marks a major political juncture for the resource-rich, but impoverished Pacific nation.
Coming after political conflict which has dominated PNG's government for the past year, the country appears on the cusp of prosperity and mayhem alike.
Johnny Blades looks at whether the nation’s political leadership can keep PNG from tipping into chaos.
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8:12 am Sunday 15 December: Insight: What's NZ done for human rights in Sri Lanka?
The recent Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka was dominated by debate about human rights abuses including alleged war crimes, intimidation, and in some cases even abduction.
Despite Sri Lanka's assurances it is making progress towards a peaceful and stable society since the end of its three decades-long civil war in 2009, the nation is second only to Iraq for political disappearances.
Leaders from India and Canada boycotted the meeting.
John Key says the history of New Zealand diplomacy shows engagment is more sucessful than boycotting.
Was attending the right decision?
Radio New Zealand's chief parliamentary reporter, Jane Patterson, travelled to Sri Lanka and followed not only the diplomatic exchanges, but also spoke to families who have had sons, daughters and husbands abducted.