Pacific Beat AM Podcast 2nd April 201504/01/15
A win for the Puna government in the Cook Islands by-election strengthens its hold on power and former PNG Hunters chief executive Brad Tassell talks for the first time about why he decided to walk away and why he won't be pursuing the individuals who...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 1st April 2015
We get word from the remote island of Tikopia in Solomon Islands for the first time since it felt the impact of Cyclone Pam and warnings about the environmental impact of an infrastrucutre explosion in developing countries.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 1st April 2015
70 years after they died in battle on the island of Pelileu in Palau, several bodies are recovered from one of the sealed World War 2 caves. And, Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop's whistle-stop tour of the Pacific started yesterday with a...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 31st March 2015
The Vanuatu government responds to the opposition leader's criticism of aid and relief on Tanna following Cyclone Pam. West Papuan activist leader Benny Wenda tells Pacific Beat... it's great that the Papua New Guinean prime minister is trying...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 31st March 2015
Just two weeks after category five Cyclone Pam slammed through the southern pacific, the northern pacific faces a similar-strength storm as typhoon Maysak heads for Guam and super-typhoon status. And, Debbie Masaufakalo, president of Vanuatu's highly...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 30th January 2015
Vanuatu's Opposition leader accuses the Natuman government of selfishness and a failure of leadership as it races to send relief following Cyclone Pam. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill distances himself from a proposal to stop foreigners...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 30th March 2015
The Vanuatu government under fire over its handling of the Cyclone Pam relief effort and
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 27th March 2015
Doctors at Port Vila's main hospital call for more blood donations as the recovery from Cyclone Pam continues and The World Rugby Sevens series resumes at its spiritual home in Hong Kong with Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa locked in a three way...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 27th March 2015
We hear how the medical staff at Port Vila's central hospital are helping people recover from their distress at the devastation of Cyclone Pam. And, Palau journalist Bernadette Carreon details the discovery after authorities opens the first caves...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 26th March 2015
We'll hear more about the aid and relief efforts across Vanuatu shortly, including how an animal welfare group says many animals in Vanuatu are being looked after well in the wake of Cyclone Pam. And, The Palau government successfully opens the first...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 26th March 2015
Papua New Guinea's prime minister intervenes in the planned deportation of West Papuan activist Benny Wenda and with 600,000 tickets on sale from today for the Pacific Games in Port Moresby in July people can still see some events for free.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 25th March 2015
Claims of a shooting in Indonesia's West Papua, as the Melanesian community there were collecting donations for victims of Cyclone Pam. How Vanautu's seasonal workers in Australia are dealing with the crisis back home, and how they feel about...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 25th March 2015
Vanuatu hopes to raise almost 30 million dollars US from international donations as it launches a Flash Appeal to provide funds for the next three months as it recovers from Cyclone Pam. And, Vanuatu's local radio working again.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 24th March 2015
World Food Program to take a leading role in supplying food aid to Vanuatu in the months ahead following Cyclone Pam. How the Australian and Nauru governments are dealing with the fallout from the Moss Review into allegations of sexual assault in...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 23rd March 2015
Nine days after Category Five Cyclone Pam tore through the Vanuatu archipeligo, the scale of the relief effort is daunting. The country is grappling with 65 thousand homeless and 166 thousand who'll need food aid for the next three months.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 20th March 2015
We continue our coverage detailing the assessment and relief effort across Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam. Today we focus heavily on the need to get Vanuatu's agriculture, it's food and cash crops up and running as soon as possible.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 24th March 2015
Prime Minister Joe Natuman tours Vanuautu's cyclone ravaged Shepherd Islands as more supplies head for the country and a focus on raising international funds as donors meet today for what's called a FLASH APPEAL.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 23rd March 2015
We continue our coverage detailing the assessment and relief effort across Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam. The country is grappling with 65-thousand homeless and 166-thousand who'll need food aid for the next three months.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 20th March 2015
Almost a week after Cyclone Pam devasted Vanuatu's many island communities, the Government hopes to start delivering the massive amount of aid that has poured into the country from international donor governments and aid agencies. One of the Pacific's...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 19th March 2015
We continue our coverage detailing the assessment and relief effort across Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam. Fiji-born academic Dr Brij Lal banned from returning there indefinitely.
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