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RNZ: Dateline Pacific

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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.

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

6/7/2020
A bulletin of Pacific News and a sports report. Updated daily Sun-Fri. (dur:10 minutes)

Dateline Pacific for 5 June 2020

6/4/2020
A dire warning from Tuvalu's prime minister, who says that without more international help,some Pacific economies may collapse; A court finds the Indonesian government acted illegally in cutting internet to West Papuans who protested against their treatment last year; And, we check in with one Cook Islands family of three doctors, who happen to be olympic reps, and can now lay claim to a sportsperson of the year.

Duration:00:16:06

Forum chair warns of potential for economic collapse

6/4/2020
Tuvalu's prime minister is warning that some of the region's fragile economies are at risk of collapse, unless international support is provided.

Duration:00:03:43

Landmark ruling over govt internet blackout in West Papua

6/4/2020
An Indonesian court has ruled the government violated the law by cutting the internet in West Papua last year during widspread protests.

Duration:00:03:48

Hoping for a breakthrough in Cook Islands mental health

6/4/2020
A quarter-of-a-million dollar research grant is hoped to offer a breakthrough in mental health care on the Cook Islands.

Duration:00:04:58

Cook Islands sportsperson of the year

6/4/2020
She's the third sibling to represent the Cook Islands in canoe slalom, but Jane Nicholas is claiming a family first after being named the Cook Islands Sportswoman of the Year.

Duration:00:03:47

Dateline Pacific for 4 June 2020

6/3/2020
New Zealand's Pacific community is galvanised by the Black Lives Matter protests in the US; A bad week for opposition figures in Papua New Guinea; the opposition leader finds out he's still suspended, legal challenges are dropped, and Peter O'Neill finds himself cast aside; And, an anti corruption watchdog alleges a rubber plantation in Papua New Guinea is a front for illegal logging.

Duration:00:15:34

Black Lives Matter protests galvanise Pasifika voices

6/3/2020
The Black Lives Matter protests across the US have galvanised New Zealand's Pacific community. Police brutality and harassment is an everyday fear for them too, they say.

Duration:00:04:18

Setbacks for PM's opponents as PNG parliament resumes

6/3/2020
Papua New Guinea's parliament resumed this week with political opponents of prime minister James Marape suffering setbacks.

Duration:00:04:46

A rubber plantation, or a front for illegal logging?

6/3/2020
A promised rubber plantation on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is a front for illegal logging, a new report says, with none of the promises having come to fruition.

Duration:00:05:09

Dateline Pacific for 3 June 2020

6/2/2020
We hear about the ordeal faced by two Marshall Islands fisherman who spent 42 days adrift at sea; The suspension of Sodelpa leaves a big challenge for Fiji's 3 remaining opposition MPs; And, Tongan pop art is - finally- revealed.

Duration:00:16:31

The story of two men who spent 42 days adrift at sea

6/2/2020
Two men who spent 42 days drifting across the northern Pacific in a small boat with no motor, have finally returned home to the Marshall Islands.

Duration:00:07:52

Suspension leaves challenge for Fiji's remaining opposition MPs

6/2/2020
The leader of what is now the only opposition party in Fiji's parliament says his three-member team is doing all it can to hold the government to account.

Duration:00:05:59

TongPop fetish finally gets a chance to shine

6/2/2020
Wellington-based Tongan artist Telly Tuita's exhibition came to a halt due to the lockdown, but the arrival of alert level two, has allowed the show to be extended.

Duration:00:02:57

Dateline Pacific for 2 June 2020

6/1/2020
Niue votes in for big change in parliament. The sitting premier has been ousted; Bougainville's two-term president John Momis loses his bid for a third. And paying tribute to Pasifika in New Zealand's Queen's Birthday honours.

Duration:00:16:24

Analysis: Niue votes for big change in parliament

6/1/2020
Niue has voted for change in its parliament, with several long-time members - including premier Sir Toke Talagi - losing their seats.

Duration:00:05:26

Momis loses bid for third term as Bougainville president

6/1/2020
Bougainville president John Momis's bid for a third term as president has come to an end, and with that, most likely his political career.

Duration:00:06:54

Pacific people honoured over Queen's Birthday

6/1/2020
Members of New Zealand's Pacific community have been recognised at this weekend's Queen's Birthday Honours for services to the community, education and to health. But poetry and the arts, Pacific dance and cycling made the list as well.

Duration:00:03:20

Dateline Pacific for 1 June 2020

5/31/2020
Where to next for Fiji's suspended opposition party, and what Sodelpa's absence mean for democracy?; Unease in New Zealand's Pacific business community about their prospects coming out of lockdown; And, a call to think twice about seabed mining.

Duration:00:13:22

Fiji's suspended opposition party looks to rebuild

5/31/2020
Where to next for Fiji's suspended opposition party, and what Sodelpa's absence mean for democracy?

Duration:00:04:46