Tonga gets 12 new MPs11/27/14
Tonga has 12 new MPs among the 26 elected representatives in the Legislative Assembly.
Vanuatu parliament engulfed by money claims
A bribery scandal engulfing Vanuatu's parliament has brought the country's problems with political instability to a head.
Chair of Unification Committee confident of united bid
The chair of Vanuatu's West Papua Unification Committee is confident next week's summit will produce a united West Papuan bid to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 28 November 2014
Tonga has 12 new MPs; Vanuatu's parliament is engulfed by money claims; We speak to Vanuatu's West Papua Unification Committee about its upcoming summit; Chikungunya spreads in the Pacific; PNG landowners want better compensation from mine damage.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 28 November 2014
Tonga election results in - Democrats do well, but expected more; Battle to form government intensifies in Solomon Islands; Chikungunya rife in the Pacific; PNG landowners want better compo from mine damage; Trade show gives exposure to Melanesian...
No dramatic signal from Tongans in poll
Tonga election has Democrats again coming up just shy of a majority of the seats.
Chikungunya rife in the Pacific
Two people have died from chikungunya in French Polynesia in an outbreak that began six weeks ago, has affected several thousand people and hospitalised over 200.
PNG landowners want better compo from mine damage
Landowners in the South Fly region of Papua New Guinea's Western Province want more comprehensive compensation over environmental ruin caused by the Ok Tedi mine.
Fiji businesses hope to grow exports at show
The Melanesian Spearhead Group is hosting a trade and investment road show in Papua New Guinea to promote business cooperation in the region.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 27 November 2014
Battle to form government intensifies in Solomon Islands; Pacific health experts plan for the threat of Ebola and other infectious diseases; Vanuatu MP defends vigilante killings; UNICEF Pacific announces its new Pacific Ambassador; And in sport: Manu...
The battle to form new Solomons' govt intensifies
Political plates shifting in Solomon Islands as parties negotiate over possible governing coalition.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 27 November 2014
Pacific health experts plan for the threat of Ebola and other infectious diseases; Vanuatu MP defends vigilante killings; Poverty and violence take a toll on the children of Kiribati; The suspension of the Vanuatu opposition could ensure stability;...
Pacific plans for disease threats
Public health officials from around the Pacific region have been gathering in Fiji this week to discuss how best to respond to the threat of emerging infectious diseases.
Vanuatu MP defends vigilante killings
A Vanuatu opposition MP who believes in 'black magic' is defending the vigilante killings of two people accused of using black magic.
UNICEF Pacific announces new Pacific Ambassador
UNICEF Pacific has announced their newest Pacific Ambassador, Krishneer Sen, who will advocate for children.
Sport: Dispute lingers between Samoa rugby union and players
A dispute between the Manu Samoa players and Samoa Rugby Union remains unresolved despite claims from the country's Prime Minister the matter has been dealt with.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 26 November 2014
Suspension of Vanuatu opposition could ensure stability; Tongan's off to the polls tomorrow; Poverty, violence take toll on Kiribati children; French Polynesian compensation appeal met with cynicism; An academic analyses the emphatic election win of...
Suspension of Vanuatu opposition could ensure stability
A Vanuatu-based academic sees a successful motion to suspend 16 opposition MPs by the Prime Minister as a move to ensure stability.
Tonga campaign finishes ahead of Thursday poll
Tongans off to the polls Thursday for the second election under reforms brought in, in 2010.
Poverty, violence take toll on Kiribati children
A new report has found poverty and hardship is taking its toll on the children of Kiribati who make up nearly half the country's population.
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