Dateline Pacific morning edition for 30 July 2015
A police commander in Papua New Guinea wants a tribal fighting zone to be declared in Enga province; Students and teachers in Auckland want World Health Organisation help for anti-obesity measures; PNG's electoral commission faces criticism for the...
Tribal fights prompt calls for action in PNG's Enga
The police commander in Papua New Guinea's Enga province has asked the government to declare a tribal fighting zone after a spate of killings.
Pacific students, teachers call on WHO to help prevent...
Students and teachers from around the region are calling on the WHO to help change local policies that would prevent obesity.
Showdown looms after PNG's West Sepik by-election
Papua New Guinea's Electoral Commission has faced criticism over the West Sepik provincial by-election while the position at stake appears to be the subject of a looming showdown.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 29 July 2015
Concerns about a leak of radioactive waste from a US storage facility in Marshall Islands; suspended MPs in Nauru are hopeful of intervention by the Pacific Islands Forum; three government ministers in Solomon Islands are under fire over big hotel...
Marshallese fear radioactive waste impact following storm
There are concerns that radioactive waste has been washed over an atoll in the Marshall Islands, after it was hit by Typhoon Nangka earlier this month.
Forum chief says issues on Nauru for country to solve
The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor says issues in Nauru are for the country to work out and she has dismissed immediate intervention by the regional grouping.
Suspended Nauru MP hopeful Forum will step in
The suspended Nauru opposition MP Roland Kun says he's hopeful of help from the Pacific Islands Forum after a meeting with its Secretary General yesterday.
Confusion in PNG parliament over MP suspension
Papua New Guinea's speaker of parliament has sparked confusion over the status of MPs who have been refererd to leadership tribunals.
NZ charity throws Solomons hospital a lifeline
Solomon Islands national hospital is being thrown a much needed lifeline of donated medical supplies sourced by New Zealand non-pofit Take My Hands.
Call for spotlight on PNG land grab at APEC Forest meeting
Papua New Guinea NGO wants spotlight on SABLs at a meeting of APEC Forest Ministers in Port Moresby in October.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 29 July 2015
Three ministers in Solomon Islands want the government the government to pick up their hotel tab; NZ's prime minister isn't sure whether a UN Security Council debate will lead to definitve action on climate change; Fears compulsory retirement in the...
Solomon MPs run up 100K hotel tab
Three MPs in Solomon Islands are reported to have asked the Government to pick up their US$100,000 tab at the country's premier hotel.
Forced retirement worries Cooks union
A Cook Islands workers' association says compulsory retirement could eliminate a wealth of knowledge from the public service sector.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 28 July 2015
A leading political figure in Vanuatu Edward Natapei has died; mass lay-offs at Papua New Guinea's Ok Tedi mine signal a bleak outlook for the future of the operation; the International Organisation for Migration works to stop people smuggling in...
Former Vanuatu prime minister Edward Natapei dies
Edward Natapei, a leading political figure in Vanuatu for the past 20 years, has died suddenly.
Sharks swarm in Solomons' volcano
Marine scientists are dumbfounded by the discovery of sharks swimming inside an active underwater volcano in Solomon Islands.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 28 July 2015
Mass lay-offs at Papua New Guinea's Ok Tedi mine signal a bleak outlook for the future of the operation; The International Organisation for Migration to help PNG improve its border management; Pacific islands take action to try and stem the number of...
PNG Ok Tedi facing precarious future
The long term future of the Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea's Western Province is in doubt with drastic cutbacks on staff and a production shut down.
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