Pacific Beat

Pacific Beat

Pacifc Beat (Geraldine Coutts & Bruce Hill)

Pacific Beat

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.

Stories

NZ sees France as 'positive partner' in the region

31 March 2005, 15:01 AEST

The 1985 bombing of the Greenpeace ship "Rainbow Warrior" in Auckland harbour set off a chain of events which saw relations between France and New Zealand plummet.

NZ sees France as 'positive partner' in the region

31 March 2005, 14:17 AEST

The 1985 bombing of the Greenpeace ship "Rainbow Warrior" in Auckland harbour set off a chain of events which saw relations between France and New Zealand plummet.

Protestors angered by Australian airport incident

31 March 2005, 12:00 AEST

In Papua New Guinea, several hundred people took to the streets of the capital Port Moresby today, to protest against the treatment their prime minister received at an Australian airport.

An Australian takes over as new fire chief

31 March 2005, 11:42 AEST

Fiji has a new fire chief, and he's an Australian.

President about to announce next ombudsman

31 March 2005, 11:42 AEST

After long delays and two rounds of applications, Vanuatu's President Kalkot Mataskelekele says he's now ready to appoint the country's next ombudsman.

First greenfields stock exchange listing

31 March 2005, 11:42 AEST

The South Pacific Stock Exchange has its first so-called Greenfields listing.

US Police Chief seeks cooperation on gangs

31 March 2005, 11:42 AEST

Police from Tonga could be invited to go to the United States to help combat the phenomenon of young Tongan men joining gangs.

Bougainville governor to arm police for election

30 March 2005, 15:35 AEST

In Papua New Guinea, the governor of the province of Bougainville says he may arm police and ex combatants to counter possible unrest during the forthcoming elections.

Nickel high boost to economy

30 March 2005, 15:35 AEST

New Caledonia's economy is booming today, thanks largely to world-high nickel prices.

Concerns over decline in US fishing presence

30 March 2005, 12:23 AEST

The regional body which manages fishing rights has expressed concern over a decline in the number of American fishing vessels in Pacific waters.

Journalists reject calls to boycott conference

30 March 2005, 12:23 AEST

Tongan journalists say they're are not impressed by calls for a boycott of a regional journalists' conference to take place in the Kingdom.

Calls for small states to consult on Pacific Plan

30 March 2005, 12:23 AEST

Tuvalu is calling for a meeting of smaller island-states to discuss the Pacific Plan, before the document goes to Pacific Island Forum leaders at their meeting in Papua New Guinea, later this year.

Japanese tsunami warning system in place

30 March 2005, 12:23 AEST

Papua New Guinea is now the only Pacific island country to receive tsunami warnings from Japan.

New Zealand foreign minister tours French Pacific

29 March 2005, 14:15 AEST

New Zealand's foreign minister has used talks with authorities in New Caledonia to reaffirm his country's appreciation of the role played by France in the Pacific.

Bougainville rebel leads protest march on Buka

29 March 2005, 14:15 AEST

In Papua New Guinea, Bougainville rebel leader Francis Ona took to the streets earlier today, to lead a protest march through Buka, the province's current seat of government.

Top diplomat calls for infrastructure spending

29 March 2005, 10:58 AEST

PNG's newly appointed high commissioner to Australia says his country is still too reliant on foreign aid.

Solar Power revolutionises remote atoll

29 March 2005, 10:58 AEST

One of the Marshall Islands' most remote atolls is leading the way in alternative energy production, after the recent upgrade of solar power.

Praise for Pacific community work in Sydney

29 March 2005, 10:58 AEST

The Chair of the New South Wales Community Relations Commission has lavished praise on young people, working for the benefit of Pacific communities.

Journalist calls for Tonga conference boycott

29 March 2005, 10:58 AEST

Samoa's most prominent independent journalist has today announced he will boycott a regional conference to be held in Tonga, over concerns about media freedom in the Kingdom.

Crown Prince urged to give up business interests

29 March 2005, 10:58 AEST

Tonga's pro-democracy movement will demand that the heir to the throne give up his business interests.

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