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Focusing on the Pacific region, the program brings you interviews with leaders, newsmakers, and people who make the Pacific beat. Join the team each morning and afternoon on Radio Australia through FM, online stream and shortwave, and through partner stations in the Pacific.




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Pacific Beat AM Podcast 15th July 2015

The latest from Pacific Games where host nation Papua New Guinea just holding off New Caledonia to top the medal table. We talk to PNG's track queen Toea Wisil and her medal-winning brother Kupun about the thrill of running in front of a home crowd.

Duration: 00:53:40

Pacific Beat PM Podcast 14th July 2015

Melanesian leaders working to speed up disaster response.

Duration: 00:53:52

Pacific Beat AM Podcast 14th July 2015

Regional disaster authorities, donors and the Solomon Islands government in talks as the Goldridge tailings dam threatens to spill its toxic contents in the hills behind Honiara. And, a call for the Pacific to set up a regional sports institute to boost international success.

Duration: 00:53:46

Pacific Beat PM Podcast 13th July 2015

Pacific leaders pledge to take the lead in disaster relief across the region.

Duration: 00:53:40

Pacific Beat AM Podcast 13th July 2015

Fiji's soccer team is heading to the Rio Olympics after winning a sudden-death penalty shootout against Vanuatu at the Pacific Games. And, we bring you all the stories from a packed weekend of sports action in Port Moresby.

Duration: 00:53:56

Pacific Beat PM Podcast 10th July 2015

Two opposition MP's in Nauru have again been denied bail on charges stemming from last month's protest at the country's parliament. Fijian Media Association has welcomed the government's removal of fines for journalists who breach the country's controversial Media Decree.

Duration: 00:53:23

Pacific Beat AM Podcast 10th July 2015

With Olympic qualifying spots on offer in the Pacific Games soccer tournament, we get the lowdown from Richard Ewart in Port Moresby. And, Norfolk's latest hero at the Games, Douglas Creek tells the story of how he overcame adversity to win gold.

Duration: 00:53:48

Pacific Beat PM Podcast 9th July 2015

The Pacific on alert as a category four storm develops in the northwest Pacific. All the action from the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. A crew member from the ill-fated Rainbow Warrior ship relives the French bombing that galvanised the anti-nuclear movement.

Duration: 00:53:15

Pacific Beat AM Podcast 9th July 2015

The one-sided Origin decider, we get the view from Brisbane's Lang Park and from the fans in Port Moresby. And, in Manu Samoa show their respect for the visiting and conquering All Blacks with a chiefly title for coach Steve Hansen.

Duration: 00:53:49

Pacific Beat PM Podcast July 8th 2015

The head of the Pacific Islands forum responds to concerns over the rule of law in Nauru,

Duration: 00:53:06

Pacific Beat AM Podcast 8th July 2015

FSM soccer team are coping after three huge losses at the hands of Tahiti, Fiji and Vanuatu!

Duration: 00:54:17

Pacific Beat AM Podcast 7th July 2015

With 11 days of coronation celebrations in Tonga coming to an end with a military tattoo tonight, we speak to the chef responsible for the scrumptious coronation feast. And, with international pressure on the Nauru government mounting over human rights and the rule of law, calls for Australia to intervene.

Duration: 00:53:20

Pacific Beat PM Podcast 6th July 2015

Vanuatu's Prime Minister warns Transparency International against instigating political instability in the country. Tongans celebrate the coronation of their new King. The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in a historic match in Apia.

Duration: 00:53:18

Pacific Beat PM Podcast 2nd July 2015

A New Zealand MP calls on Australia to follow Wellington's lead in moving a motion to express concern over the political situation in Nauru. Exiled Fijian academic Brij Lal accuses Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of preventing him from returning home.

Duration: 00:54:26

Pacific Beat AM Podcast 3rd July 2015

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 celebrations ahead of the coronation of King Tupou VI.

Duration: 00:54:55

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 of no confidence in Parliament later today.

Duration: 00:53:30

Pacific Beat PM Podcast 1ST July 2015

A road building project on the back burner in Vanuatu, amid ongoing land disputes.

Duration: 01:44:20

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 disasters.

Duration: 00:51:04

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.

Duration: 00:53:08

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.

Duration: 00:53:10

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