Dateline Pacific evening edition for 4 September 2015
Papua New Guinea's Highlands feel the impact of several months of drought; Pacific Islands Forum leaders meet next week, but have they already been beaten to the punch?; Nauru says New Zealand's decision to suspend aid to its justice sector is...
PNG's Chimbu Governor says drought effects becoming severe
The Governor of Chimbu Province in Papua New Guinea says in some areas in his province the impact of the drought is becoming severe, but he says reports of deaths are yet to be confirmed.
PIDF looks to set tone for Forum meeting in Port Moresby.
Leaders from the Pacific Islands Forum countries meet in Port Moresby next week to address regional concerns and issues but they may have been beaten to the punch.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 4 September 2015
New Zealand has suspended aid to Nauru's justice sector; Nauru says New Zealand's decision is misguided; Guam looks at chemical castration to curb high sexual violence rates in the territory; authorities are searching for answers to a widespread...
Nauru claims New Zealand move misguided and interfering
Nauru hits back at New Zealand after the suspension of aid to its justice sector, accusing it of interfering in its domestic affairs.
Chemical castration a necessity: Guam Senator
A Guam Senator says a planned new law which could see sex offenders chemically castrated is a necessity given the high rates of sexual violence in the US Territory.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 3 September 2015
New Zealand suspends aid to Nauru's justice sector; authorities searching for answers to widespread asbestos risk in the Pacific; 24 unconfirmed deaths blamed on PNG drought; Commonwealth Games Federation defends Samoa's ebola fears; and Tongan...
Nauru loses NZ justice aid for now
New Zealand has suspended the country's aid to Nauru's justice sector because of ongoing concerns about civil rights abuses.
Survey reveals a region awash with asbestos
For the first time, authorities in the Pacific now have an idea of just how much asbestos there is in the region, and are trying to work out how to get rid of it before it becomes a health risk.
Samoa defended for denying athletes entry over ebola fears
The Commonwealth Games Federation says it's Samoa's sovereign right to decline Sierra Leone athletes entry to the country because of fears over the Ebola virus.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 September 2015
24 unconfirmed deaths blamed on PNG drought; Tongan language week celebrated; Kiribati moves to create a youth justice system to keep children out of adult prisons; Six months after Cylcone Pam, Vanuatu's tourism sector struggles to recover.
24 unconfirmed deaths blamed on PNG drought
There are unconfirmed reports from Chimbu Province in Papua New Guinea that 24 people have died as a result of the severe drought hitting the Highlands.
Tongan language week celebrated
The Tongan language is being celebrated all over New Zealand this week, by a diverse range of groups from pre-schoolers and churches to those in prison.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 2 September 2015
Kiribati moves to create a youth justice system to keep children out of adult prisons; Six months after Cylcone Pam, Vanuatu's tourism sector struggles to recover ;Papua New Guinea's major petrol supplier warns of upcoming fuel shortages; And, a...
Kiribati passes bill to set up youth justice system
Kiribati has moved to pass a bill to create a youth justice system and keep children out of adult prisons.
Vanuatu to launch major tourism campaign
Six months have passed since Cyclone Pam brought widespread destruction to Vanuatu and businesses in the country are still struggling to recover.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 2 September 2015
Papua New Guinea's major petrol supplier warns of upcoming fuel shortages; A veteran New Zealand commentator releases a book on his life and involvement with the Pacific; The Australian government dismisses a Senate inquiry into the country's Nauru...
PNG petrol supply at threat over Puma issues
Papua New Guinea's major petrol supplier Puma energy is negotiating with the government after it warned that the country is set to run out of petrol in the coming weeks as the company winds down its supply.
New book details long Pacific involvement
A book detailing a long life of involvement in the Pacific and Pacific issues is released this week by a veteran New Zealand commentator.
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