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RNZ New Zealand

A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
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Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

Twitter:

@rnz_news

Language:

English

Contact:

P O Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand + 644 474 1437


Episodes

6/22/2018
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A bulletin of Pacific News and a sports report. Updated daily Sun-Fri. (dur:10 minutes)

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 22 June 2018

6/21/2018
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Political and tribal violence in Papua New Guinea's Highlands is compounding the struggles of a region devastated by a major earthquake nearly four months ago; Cook Island parties busy negotiating to form coalitions with final results still a week away; Otara Music Arts Centre celebrates decades of nurturing Pacific talent in South Auckland; A health researcher says evidence from Pacific countries that have introduced taxes on sugar sweetened beverages is starting to show that they're...

Duration:00:20:49

Political and tribal violence in PNG compounding struggles

6/21/2018
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Political and tribal violence in Papua New Guinea's Highlands is compounding the struggles of a region devastated by a major earthquake nearly four months ago.

Duration:00:03:36

Coalition negotiations continue in the Cooks

6/21/2018
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Cook Island parties busy negotiating to form coalitions with final results still a week away.

Duration:00:04:38

Otara centre celebrates decades of nurturing Pacific talent

6/21/2018
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Otara Music Arts Centre celebrates decades of nurturing Pacific talent in South Auckland.

Duration:00:05:01

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 June 2018

6/21/2018
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A health researcher says evidence from Pacific countries that have introduced taxes on sugar sweetened beverages is starting to show that they're working; Four Pacific food and beverage companies are being hosted by Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand to show their products at an industry trade fair in Auckland next week; Pacific Islands Forum countries have been meeting in Fiji to discuss a possible new regional framework for crisis response; The United Nations Development Programme is to lead...

Duration:00:20:52

Pacific sugar taxes show early signs of success

6/21/2018
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A health researcher says evidence from Pacific countries that have introduced taxes on sugar sweetened beverages is starting to show that they're working.

Duration:00:02:52

Trade show offers platform for Pacific businesses

6/21/2018
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Four Pacific food and beverage companies are being hosted by Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand to show their products at an industry trade fair in Auckland next week.

Duration:00:03:37

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 21 June 2018

6/20/2018
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Pacific Islands Forum countries have been meeting in Fiji to discuss a possible new regional framework for crisis response; The United Nations Development Programme is to lead a two-year project to strengthen the capacity of the Nauru Electoral Commission; A US based Samoan lawyer contemplates legal defamation action against Samoa Prime Minister and local media outlet; Descendants of Aboriginal Australian orphans brought home by blackbirded Pacific islanders try to trace their heritage, and;...

Duration:00:22:19

Pacfic countries discuss new crisis response mechanism

6/20/2018
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Pacific Islands Forum countries have been meeting in Fiji to discuss a possible new regional framework for crisis response.

Duration:00:04:57

UNDP to help strengthen Nauru electoral process

6/20/2018
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The United Nations Development Programme is to lead a two-year project to strengthen the capacity of the Nauru Electoral Commission.

Duration:00:03:34

Defamation action possible against Samoa PM and media outlet

6/20/2018
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A US based Samoan lawyer contemplates legal defamation action against Samoa Prime Minister and local media outlet.

Duration:00:04:42

Blackbirding: Vanuatu's Aboriginal Australian descendants

6/20/2018
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Historian gives credence to claims that blackbirded Ni-Vanuatu adopted Aboriginal Australian orphans.

Duration:00:04:28

Niue launches new phone app

6/20/2018
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Niue's Chamber of Commerce says a new mobile phone app offers visitors to the island a great tool to find out up to date information about what's going on on the island.

Duration:00:03:32

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 20 June 2018

6/19/2018
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We hear the latest on major political unrest in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands; Students evacuated from a volcanic island in Vanuatu are struggling to learn in their new schools; Tonga's budget expected to be passed on Thursday; And an academic says Nauru is lurching towards authoritarianism.

Duration:00:21:12

PNG security forces deploy to Mendi amid unrest

6/19/2018
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Papua New Guinea police and military forces have deployed extra personnel to Southern Highlands to quell unrest in the province. The unrest has been described as politically driven. Combined with unrest in neighbouring Hela province, there are fears it could escalate violent conflict.

Duration:00:04:26

Students struggle to learn after Vanuatu relocation

6/19/2018
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A teacher working on Maewo in Vanuatu with students relocated from Ambae following volcanic activity says they are struggling to learn anything due to a lack of resources and facilities.

Duration:00:04:07

Tonga's budget expected to be passed on Thursday

6/19/2018
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Tonga's finance minister is confident that the drawn-out process of passing his Budget will be completed within the next 24 hours.

Duration:00:03:07

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 20 June 2018

6/19/2018
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Is Nauru lurching towards authoritarianism?; Head of PNG Highlands emergency operations to work with community; Norfolk wage surge threatens business and jobs; Solomon Islands women encouraged to take up politics, and; An i-Kiribati man wants every local family to use hydroponics to grow food.

Duration:00:22:00

Is Nauru lurching towards authoritarianism?

6/19/2018
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A New Zealand academic says the Nauru government appears to be lurching towards authoritarianism and the New Zealand government should speak out about what is going on there.

Duration:00:05:11