Pacific Beat AM Podcast 19th December 2014
A final day of judging before the winner of Miss Pacific Islands 2014 is crowned in Apia tonight. And, a master traditional navigators tells how he is sailing from Cook Islands to Australia and back using just the stars and ocean landscapes.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 18th December 2014
Australia's foreign minister tours Bougainville, and spends time with women there encouraging them to get engaged in politics. Papua New Guinea is to get African animals in a new zoo.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 18th December 2014
A warning that lives could be lost in the hills behind Honiara this rainy season if there's not any action to drain a goldmine tailings dam. And, the discovery of a forgotten civilisation in Guam, we talk to the archaeologist who made the find.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 17th December 2014
The chair of Indonesia's Human Rights Commission says he's confident Joko Widodo is committed to addressing Papuan rights abuses. How a public plea on Facebook has helped to save the life of a young pregnant woman in a remote part of PNG.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 17th December 2014
The crowds continue to visit to the makeshift memorial in Sydney's Martin Place to remember victims of Tuesday's hostage siege in a local cafe and as Auckland City sets the soccer world alight with its progress to the Club World Cup semi-finals, we...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 16th December 2014
The government of New Caledonia falls, as infighting between anti-independence factions causes a split which may lead to a radically new government. Australia's foreign minister points the finger at the opposition as the motivation for dramatic cuts...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 16th December 2014
Gunfire rings out in Sydney's CBD as the Martin Place siege comes to a violent end after 16 hours. Just after two o'clock, the peace was shattered by a hail of gunfire and the Lindt Cafe was lit with the flash of stun grenades as police stormed in.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 15th December 2014
The heart of Australia's largest city has been brought to a virtual standstill as a result of what appears to be a hostage siege underway in Sydney's Martin Place. Australia's Treasurer, Joe Hockey, released the latest budget snapshot, its mid-year...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 15th December 2014
We speak to the outgoing Miss South Pacific as eight women compete for the title in Samoa this week and we find out whether Fiji rugby fans can be confident of viewing World Rugby Sevens coverage as the tournament heats up.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 12th December 2014
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 12th of December 2014
A vote in Port Moresby on alcohol bans and restrictions today after concerns about recent violent incidents. And, success at last for Auckland City, winning a penalty shootout to advance to the quarter finals of the Club World Cup in Morocco.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 11th December 2014
We look at speculation that Solomon Island's new prime minister could turn his back on Taiwan to turn to China. The Fiji broadcaster at the centre of the rugby 7s blackout says there's still hope in getting the signal back on for the Port Elizabeth...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 11th December 2014
A David and Golaith battle over logging in a remote part of Papua New Guinea as a group of landowners take a global company to court. And, The chances of the World Rugby Sevens being available to Fijian viewers this weekend doesn't look good - we...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 10th December 2014
Police investigate the attack on a boat set to carry Solomon Islands MPs to the capital to select their prime minister. Fiji's governing party says the opposition have let democracy down by walking out of parliament over the budget.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 10th December 2014
We discuss what Solomon Islands can expect from new prime minister Manesseh Sogavare - his third stint in the top job. And, Port Moresby's business community calls for new leadership in the country's defence force after looting followed the weekend...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 9th December 2014
We look at the Devil's Night in Solomon Islands overnight ahead of today's Prime Ministerial election. And, we discuss efforts in Papua New Guinea to break the chain of corruption as that country retains its dubious distinction as the bottom of...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 8th December 2014
An official inquiry to be launched following a gun battle between Papua New Guinean police and army in the capital in which four soldiers were wounded. More fallout from the loss of television coverage in Fiji for the weekend's Dubai Rugby 7s...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 8th December 2014
A high-level investigation is underway after a shootout between members of the police and army in Port Moresby left four soldiers with gunshot wounds. And, disappointment as the Western & Central Pacific fishing countries fail to agree to reduce...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 5th December 2014
Nominations have just closed for Solomon Islands prime ministerial candidates. The governor of Port Moresby says he's willing to disregard laws that prosecute sex workers if it means they can lead a better life.
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