Dateline Pacific evening edition for 11 July 2014
Cooks preliminary election results are close; New Zealand MPs call for Pacific nations to urgently invest in family planning; A Solomon Islands market goes 'healthy' by banning a number of vices; We hear about the challenges ahead for democracy in...
Cooks preliminary election results close
Final results from the Cook Islands elections are still a week away but the caretaker Cook Islands Party is confident, with special votes, that it can retain power.
Cross-party call for investment in reproductive health
A group of New Zealand MPs are calling for Pacific governments to urgently invest in sexual and reproductive health, particularly family planning.
Tobacco, betel nut and booze banned from Solomon Islands market
The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health says it is declaring the Honiara Central Market healthy as it moves to ban the sale and use of tobacco, betel nut and alcohol.
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 11 July 2014
We hear about the challenges ahead for democracy in Fiji; Fiji's late Catholic bishop Petero Mataca will be laid to rest today; Fears over the future of PNG's Motu language; French Polynesia court drops murder charges against men linked to...
Plenty of challenges ahead for democracy in Fiji
This year's election in Fiji will be challenging, but the real test is yet to come, according to a group of academics.
Fiji's Catholic bishop to be laid to rest today
Fiji's late Catholic bishop Petero Mataca will be laid to rest today in a funeral that has already drawn many admirers to the capital to pay their respects.
Fears over future of PNG's Motu language
There are fears that the Motu language, one of the official languages of Papua New Guinea, could be lost soon.
JPK murder charges dropped against GIP pair
Murder charges relating to disappearance of French Polynesian journalist have been dropped against two members of the President's former militia group.
More aid to the Pacific under NZ election spotlight
Calls for New Zealand to boost its development aid to the Pacific under the election spotlight in Auckland.
Tonga women encouraged to get into local agriculture
An agricultural project aims to encourage Tongan women into farming and out of debt.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 10 July 2014
French Polynesia court drops murder charges against men linked to journalist's disappearance; calls for NZ to boost its aid to the Pacific comes under the spotlight; agricultural project underway in Tonga to help locals avoid loan sharks; WHO warns of...
Dateline Pacific morning edition for 10 July 2014
WHO warns of dietry double burden in Pacific; search for missing sisters in CNMI suspended; Speaker says Integrity Bill way forward for Solomons; Papua New Guinea's Attorney General warned by the man he replaced that he risks contempt; and we look at...
WHO warns of dietry double burden in Pacific
The World Health Organisation says the Pacific region is facing a double burden of both malnutrition and obesity in children that is likely to have severe consequences in the future.
Search for missing sisters in CNMI suspended
The search for two Japanese visitors to the Northern marianas has been suspended.
Speaker says Integrity Bill way forward for Solomons
The Solomon Islands parliament speaker says the country's democratic institutions are gradually strengthening and should be well served by legislation to help forge political stability.
PNG Attorney General risks contempt, warns Kua
PNG's Attorney General has been warned that his determination on the legality of controversial state payments to a law firm, Paraka Lawyers, risks being in contempt of the Supreme Court
Academic says Joko likely to be better match for West Papua
An academic specialising in West Papua says Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo is likely to be more Papua friendly than his opponent Prabowo Subianto.
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 9 July 2014
PNG Attorney General risks contempt of court; We hear about the presidential candidates on offer for West Papua; We then focus on a key issue facing the Pacific: a shortage of doctors.
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