Dateline Pacific morning edition for 4 August 2015
Disaster officials in Papua New Guinea concerned about respiratory problems after Manam Volcano eruption; A Fiji union says the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) is putting profits before safety; Unions in New Zealand say they oppose any expansion to the...
Manam residents suffer respiratory problems after eruption
Disaster officials in Madang Province in Papua New Guinea say there are concerns locals may suffer respiratory problems after the eruption of Manam Volcano on Friday.
Sugar mill criticised after a worker is burnt
A workers' union says the Fiji Sugar Corporation is putting profits before safety after one worker died and another fell into a tank of boiling liquid.
NZ Unions oppose RSE expansion
Unions in New Zealand say they oppose any expansion of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 3 August 2015
Severe damage in Saipan after a typhoon passed through last night; authorities in Papua New Guinea rescue slave labourers from a Thai cargo ship; Pacific leaders call for immediate action on climate change at the UN Security Council; unwell asylum...
CNMI's Saipan gets brunt of typhoon
Homes and infrastructure on Saipan in the Northern Marianas have suffered severe damage after the island took the brunt of Typhoon Soudelor on Sunday night.
PNG authorities rescue slave labourers from Thai cargo ship
Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued at least eight fishermen kept in slave-like conditions on a Thai-owned refrigerator ship and are hunting for other ships.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 August 2015
Pacific leaders call for immediate action on climate change at the UN Security Council; unwell asylum seekers on Nauru will be sent to Papua New Guinea for medical treatment, not Australia; we look at the technical issues around French Polynesia's bid...
Pacific leaders plea for climate action from UN
Pacific leaders are calling for immediate action from the United Nations saying changing weather patterns are threatening their future existence.
Doctors for refugees calls for detention closures
Unwell asylum seekers on Nauru will be sent to Papua New Guinea for medical treatment, not Australia, to the ire of a medical refugee advocate.
Forum to ponder technicalities of Tahiti membership
French Polynesia's bid to be a member of the Pacific Islands Forum faces a number of technical issues that would need to be addressed, according to a pacific academic.
Vanuatu land reforms "at risk"
Former Lands Minister claims the incumbent minister is going against the public interest by looking to change land reforms introduced over the past two years.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 31 July 2015
Small island states present climate change concerns to UN Security council as attention turns to Paris; UN Women are hoping a new toolkit will help end gender based violence in the Pacific; researchers in American Samoa are hoping to grow salt...
Emissions reductions not enough, says UN climate chief
After small Island states today pressed their concerns about climate change to the UN Security Council, attention now turns to COP 21 in Paris at the end of the year.
UN Women toolkit to end violence
UN Women is hoping its new toolkit for ending violence against women in the Pacific will help local governments, community groups and anyone wanting to do something about the issue to turn interest into action.
American Samoa to develop salt resistant Taro strains
In American Samoa researchers are hoping to breed taro that can grow in salty environments, after finding an increase in salinity is causing crops to fail in traditionally grown areas.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 31 July 2015
PNG police accuse Aus govt of a 'pack of lies' over Manus case; Self government has benefited Cook Islands - academic; Pacific Islands Forum Head Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out itself; Confusion in PNG parliament...
PNG police accuse Aus govt of a 'pack of lies' over Manus...
PNG police say the Australian Government never told it staff accused of rape were being flown out of the Manus Island Detention Centre.
Self government has benefited Cook Islands - academic
A legal expert says, on the 50th anniversary of the Cook Islands self government, that the limited autonomy granted in 1965 has worked for the small Pacific country.
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