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Wellington, New Zealand

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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.

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@rnz_news

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English

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


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9/19/2017
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A bulletin of Pacific News and a sports report. Updated daily Sun-Fri. (dur:10 minutes)

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 20 September 2017

9/19/2017
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PNG govt departments locked out due to unpaid rent; Marshalls women recruited for illegal US adoptions; Solomon Islands' acting prime minister has promised protesters government will bring back its anti-corruption bill; Erromango in Vanuatu to get improved access safer and more secure water supplies; NZ course for Pacific Youth startups.

Duration: 00:21:29


PNG govt departments locked out due to unpaid rent

9/19/2017
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Several government departments in Papua New Guinea have been locked out of their offices because the government has not paid rent - in some cases, for months.

Duration: 00:03:29


Marshalls women recruited for illegal US adoptions

9/19/2017
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There has been an increase in the number of Marshall Islands women who are being recruited to illegally adopt their babies out in the United States.

Duration: 00:06:05


NZ course for Pacific Youth startups

9/19/2017
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Young Pacific people in New Zealand are being encouraged to apply for a new programme aiming to foster entrepreneurs.

Duration: 00:03:10


Dateline Pacific evening edition for 19 Spetembewr 2017

9/18/2017
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Solomon Islands' acting prime minister has promised protesters government will bring back its anti-corruption bill; a child sex abuse scandal is plaguing one Guam with more than 100 lawsuits filed against the church on; the head of Tonga's Civil Society says the call to an early election could provide an opportunity for more women to become politically active; Erromango in Vanuatu to get improved access safer and more secure water supplies and young Pacific people in New Zealand are being...

Duration: 00:21:53


Solomons govt promises to bring back anti-corruption bill

9/18/2017
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Solomon Islands' acting prime minister Manasseh Maelanga has promised protesters government will bring back its anti-corruption bill when parliament resumes next month.

Duration: 00:03:17


Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal continues on Guam

9/18/2017
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A child sex abuse scandal is plaguing one of the most Catholic places in the world, with more than 100 lawsuits filed against the church on Guam.

Duration: 00:05:39


Vanuatu island gets improved water and sanitation services

9/18/2017
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2,500 people in Erromango in Vanuatu will have improved access to safer water after aid agencies pitch in.

Duration: 00:04:48


Dateline Pacific morning edition for 19 September 2017

9/18/2017
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Child sex abuse scandal continues to plague the Catholic Church on Guam; Tonga civil society head says early elections could be an opportunity for women candidates; While in PNG there are hopes for changes to the way elections there are run, and; Sport, it's back to the future for Manu Samoa with the return of head coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua.

Duration: 00:20:08


Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal continues on Guam

9/18/2017
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A child sex abuse scandal is plaguing one of the most Catholic places in the world, with more than 100 lawsuits filed against the church on Guam.

Duration: 00:05:39


Time for more women to stand in Tonga - NGO

9/18/2017
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The head of Tonga's Civil Society says the call to an early election could provide an opportunity for more women to become politically active and get into parliament.

Duration: 00:03:24


Dateline Pacific evening edition for 18 September 2017

9/17/2017
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Hope for change in the way PNG elections are run; Bougainville makes strides towards preparation for the 2019 referendum; The Pacific's environment agency marks the start of a new action plan, and; Back to the future for Manu Samoa.

Duration: 00:20:24


Hope for change in way PNG elections are run

9/17/2017
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Candidates still need a lot of money and resources to win an election in Papua New Guinea, according to a man who stood in the recent polls in Chimbu Province's regional seat who is pushing for PNG to convert to an electronic voting system.

Duration: 00:06:41


Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua returns as Manu Samoa coach

9/17/2017
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The Samoa Rugby Union have reappointed a former Manu Samoa head coach in an attempt to put their Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.

Duration: 00:03:47


NZ coffee roaster aims to tell PNG stories

9/17/2017
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A New Zealand specialty coffee roaster says he's committed to growers in PNG and to telling their stories.

Duration: 00:03:54


Dateline Pacific morning edition for 18 September 2017

9/17/2017
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Bougainville makes strides towards preparation for the 2019 referendum; The Pacific's environment agency marks the start of a new action plan; and the West Papuan liberation movement focussed on United Nations plans.

Duration: 00:20:17


Bougainville makes strides as it prepares for referendum

9/17/2017
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The Bougainville agency charged with preparing the region for a referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea is already looking beyond the vote scheduled for June 2019.

Duration: 00:05:04


SPREP marks start of new environmental action plan

9/17/2017
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The Pacific's environmental agency chief says their 28th meeting of officials in Samoa marks a new strategic direction and the start of an action plan to get there.

Duration: 00:04:03


West Papuan liberation movement focussed on UN plans

9/17/2017
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The West Papua National Coalition for Liberation says proposed dialogue with Jakarta falls outside the roadmap towards independence which it describes as gaining momentum.

Duration: 00:03:19

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