Published: Fri, 21 Oct 16 09:13:36 +1100Copyright: ABC
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:13:36 +1100Papua New Guinea government's reveals plans to build a brand new conference centre on Port Moresby's Ella Beach to house the APEC Summit in 2018 and it's bling time at the Central Coast 7s, with Olympic gold medallists from Fiji and Australia set to strut their stuff over the weekend.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:18:54 +1100A Vanuatu chief returns to court after being jailed for contempt for appearing in traditional dress. A landmark study hoping to reduce the rates of rheumatic heart disease in East Timor.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:25:39 +1100A new method of video storytelling - virtual reality - documents the experience of the people of Bougainville rebuilding their lives after conflict and a landmark study into the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease amongst the young people of East Timor gives doctors hope they can catch and treat the disease early.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:23:45 +1100Calls for the current Chief Justice in Tuvalu to step down after a controversial decision. Fears of further deaths after flooding in PNG's Morobe Province. High hopes that the incoming UN secretary general could help resolve the West Papua issue.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:11:36 +1100PNG chief secretary Isaac Lupari tells public servants to adjust their attitude and be more efficient for the sake of the country and Cook Islands has big plans for its rugby team.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:12:33 +1100Fiji investigates claims of police brutality and tensions brew in the Tongan Parliament over the election of key officials.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:33:21 +1100Fiji lifts its remaining bans on foreign journalists. A pilot programme for workers from Pacific microstates gets underway.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:06:49 +1100Fiji hails its relationship with Australia as it looks to trade to broaden its economy putting it's promise on display at a Trade and Investment symposium in Sydney. And, a huge step for Fiji rugby with plans to include a local team in the Australia's National Rugby Championship from next season.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:20:07 +1100Calls for the Nauru government to allow the former president to seek medical help. Indigenous turtle hunting being questioned in Northern Australia. A Miss Solomon Islands contestant says she's been vilified for having mixed heritage.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:25:54 +1100Research on Vanuatu's recovery from Cyclone Pam finds that the communities that fared best were those where women had been included in disaster training and PNG Boxing reveals its strategy as it sets out to build a stronger future and maintain its Pacific dominance, inspired by18 year-old Thaddius Katua became a national hero as the youngest boxer to step into the Olympic ring in Rio.