Pacific Beat AM Podcast 3rd July 201507/02/15
We speak to Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove after his visit reviewing aid efforts on the Vanuatu island of Tanna which took the full force of Cyclone Pam in March. And, Tonga's royals gather in Pangai for Nobles Day as part of the...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 2nd July 2015
Australia's Law Council weighs in on concerns over the rule of law in Nauru. A former Papua New Guinea Attorney General warns the lack of jobs and education will lead to more violence.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 2nd July 2015
Australia on notice over the the condition of the Great Barrier Reef, but the UN steps back from placing the natural wonder on the endangered list. And, we get the latest from Vanuatu where the new government of Sato Kilman may well be facing a motion...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 1ST July 2015
A road building project on the back burner in Vanuatu, amid ongoing land disputes.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 30th June 2015
Vanuatu's opposition accuses the government of plotting to stop West Papua from gaining full membership with the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The UN praises the Pacific for leading the way in creating innovative solutions to responding to humanitarian...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 30th June 2015
A survey of Fijians finds an overwhelming majority (87%) want a referendum on plans to change the country's flag. And, St John Ambulance staff in Australia heading to Port Moresby with vital equipment for athletes at the Pacific Games.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 29th June 2015
The Hunters sweep aside the competition with 13 tries in their Queensland Cup match in Kokopo to make it nine wins in a row. And, in Tonga, there's also a jubilant mood as 11 days of coronation ceremonies get underway.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 26th June 2015
We take a comprehensive look at the outcomes of the Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders meeting that wrapped up yesterday in controversial circumstances. Australia closes a legal loophole that could have thrown its Manus Island and Nauru offshore...
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 26th June 2015
Concerns in PNG about a new people smuggling route for asylum seekers direct to Australia. And, the Tongan community heads for home for the coronation of King Tupou the 6th.
Pacific Beat 23rd June 2015
In Nauru, bail has been refused for two suspended opposition MPs Sprent Dabwido and Squire Jeremiah. The Nauru Government has told Pacific Beat both men will be in custody for at least nine more days until the second of July.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 25th June 2015
The secretary-general of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, says she does not consider Fiji's Pacific Islands Development Forum "a rival". Tonga prepares for the coronation of King Tupou the sixth with celebrations and food aplenty.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 25th June 2015
The Australian Government moves to head off a legal challenge to the detention of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. And, Tonga prepares for the coronation of King Tupou VI this weekend, the second in seven years.
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 24th June 2015
Australian diplomat Cavan Hogue questions whether Australian aid should even be used to support democratic values overseas. The Solomon Islands prime minister opens one of the most important Melanesian Spearhead Group meetings in its history.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 23rd June 2015
With two suspended MPs facing court in Nauru today, there's a call for the Pacific Islands Forum to intervene before the political crisis leads to social problems. Tonga becomes the 111th country treated to a touring production of Hamlet to celebrate...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 22nd June 2015
Laws involving Fiji's proposed new flag described as probably unconstitutional. An update on Vanuatu's recovery.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 22nd June 2015
It's 100 days since Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, we hear how the country is recovering. And, hundreds turn out for a music festival in Honiara to promote the West Papuan cause ahead of the Melanesian Spearhead Group's summit in Solomon Islands this...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 19th June 2015
More political turmoil in Nauru, with reports of the arrests of some Opposition MPs. Australian scientists discover the kangaroo is left-handed.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 19th June 2015
Claims the Nauru government has sacked dozens of people for taking part in a protest at parliament house. And, a fabulous victory for the Barramundis to win their first-ever four day match against the Dutch in Amsterdam, although Coach Dipak Patel...
Pacific Beat PM Podcast 18th June 2015
The Nauru government sacks dozens of people for taking part in a protest at parliament house. We speak to one man who's happy to risk breaking the law in his campaign against a new flag for Fiji.
Pacific Beat AM Podcast 18th June 2015
PNG's education minister Nick Kuman condemns the corruption in schools that cost the country 50 million kina in just one year. And, authorities in Nauru escort an Opposition MP off a plane heading for Australia before canceling his passport.
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