Pacific Beat AM Podcast 28th January 201501/27/15
Plans to boost economic growth and to tackle corruption in Solomon Islands as new prime minister Manesseh Sogavare lays out his government's agenda. And, the OFC under 17 championship final uncovering the Pacific's next generation of footballers.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 27th January 2015
Angry Hanuabadans in Papua New Guinea's capital continue to maintain roadblocks around the village, one of which cuts the highway to the west of the capital. We hear from one of the first asylum seekers to be granted refugee status in Papua New Guinea.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 27th January 2015
A backlash in France's pacific territories after suggestions terrorists from the mainland should be deported overseas. And, great anticipation as the Socceroos draw in huge crowds ahead of their game against UAE in second Asian Cup semi-final tonight.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 26th January 2015
A gruesome robbery in downtown Honiara as machete-wielding robbers cut off the hand of a security guard. A domestic violence campaigner with a tragic story becomes Australian of the Year.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 26th January 2015
With the new school year beginning today, we talk to PNG's education minister about the teachers pay dispute. And, a domestic violence campaigner with a tragic story becomes Australian of the Year.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 23rd January 2015
Widespread flooding in Marshall Islands after a king tide battered the capital Majuro. Thousands of dollars promised for PNG's gold medal winning athletes.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 23rd January 2015
A sign of things to come? King tides in Marshall Islands cause widespread flooding. And, cash for gold - thousands of dollars promised for PNG's gold medal winning athletes.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 22nd January 2015
Town hall meetings in Fiji linking members of parliament to their constituents hailed a great success by the organisers. Residents across Vanuatu's outer islands are worried they'll miss out on news and emergency warnings because they no longer...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 22nd January 2015
Pharmaceutical giants called on to slash their vaccine prices or risk more children's deaths in countries like PNG. And, people hopping on their bikes in Cook Islands in the name of health, climate change and 50 years of self governance.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 21st January 2015
Asylum seekers at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea vow to continue their hunger strike. Vanuatu's ombudsman identifies hundreds of violations of parliament's Leadership Code.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 21st January 2015
Renewable energy being touted as a viable - and cyclone proof - solution for Tonga's Ha'apai and Papua New Guineans being warned against putting their hard-earned savings into investment schemes that seem too good to be true.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 20th January 2015
Four women in Papua New Guinea accused of witchcraft have been saved by police and missionaries. The blockade in one part of Papua New Guinea's Manus Island detention centre has ended, but questions about the facility remain.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 20th January 2015
PNG's government signs a new deal with ExxonMobil to boost access to electricity and Kiribati defends its human rights record -- and says climate change remains its biggest human rights challenge.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 19th January 2015
The head of Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority is arrested and charged with annoyance. We speak with Fiji's Police Commissioner about the charge, and a complaint filed against arresting police. PNG mourns the death of one of it's most loved...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 19th January 2015
Accusations in Samoa that a proposed citizenship bill is "selling the country" and New technology helping to track illegal fishing in waters off Kiribati.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 16th January 2015
More on the row between Fiji and Solomon Islands over flights between them. A call for transparency over parliamentary funding for political parties in Fiji
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 16th January 2015
Warnings the protest at the Manus Island detention centre are similar to those that led up to the deadly riots last year and Victory for a handful of veterans of France's atomic weapons testing in French Polynesia.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 15th January 2015
Fiji's ruling political party has rejected claims by the opposition that changes to parliamentary funding for parties are an attack on them. A senior police officer will accompany church and community leaders to a remote area of the PNG Highlands...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 15 January 2015
The government-brokered deal to re-introduce flights between Solomon Islands and Fiji criticised by one of the national carriers involved and reports from the Manus Island detention centre suggest one asylum seeker has taken his protest a step further.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 14th January 2015
Hopes rise for four PNG Highlands women accused of witchcraft. A warning over dirty water in Fiji and Cook islands.
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