Pacific Beat

Pacific Beat

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

Ice use widespread

23 April 2007, 11:50 AEST

Guam's Drug Enforcement Agency faces an uphill battle in the illegal trafficking of the highly addictive drug crystal methamphetamine better known as "ice".

Tahiti boosting Aussie tourist effort

23 April 2007, 11:29 AEST

French Polynesia is putting a major effort into attracting more Australian tourists.

Trial opens 10 murdered Malaitans

23 April 2007, 11:27 AEST

A high profile murder case has opened at the High Court in Solomon Islands, centred on the killing of eight men from Malaita Province during the ethnic violence a few years ago.

Familes flee as huge waves flood homes

20 April 2007, 16:06 AEST

Six families from the settlement of Tekavatoetoe on Funafuti in Tuvalu faced a terrifying evacuation earlier this week, as big waves from severe flooding swept through their homes.

The case of 10 murdered Malaitans starts

20 April 2007, 16:06 AEST

A high profile murder case has opened at the High Court in Solomon Islands, centred on the killing of eight men from Malaita Province during the ethnic violence a few years ago.

Ice use widespread

20 April 2007, 16:06 AEST

Guam's Drug Enforcement Agency faces an uphill battle in the illegal trafficking of the highly addictive drug crystal methamphetamine better known as "ice".

Mock tug-of-war to illustrate Pacific trade talk disadvantage

20 April 2007, 16:06 AEST

What are labelled unequal trade deals imposed on the Pacific by wealthier European Union countries have been protested in the New Zealand capital, Wellington.

Nuke compo award may never be collected

20 April 2007, 16:06 AEST

The Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal has told former residents of three atolls affected by nuclear bomb tests they are entitled to a billion US dollars in compensation.

Four men convicted of murder

20 April 2007, 9:49 AEST

Four men have been found guilty in one of the biggest murder trials in Solomon Islands arising from the ethnic tension.

Interim gov working on new look GCC

19 April 2007, 17:56 AEST

In Fiji, an extraordinary gazette has been released officially citing the suspension of the Great Council of Chiefs.

Economic summit forges private/public partnership

19 April 2007, 16:18 AEST

Tonga's first ever national economic summit has ended, with agreement on seven key projects needed if the country's economy is to be turned around in the next two years.

state funeral for Bougainville administrator

19 April 2007, 16:18 AEST

A state funeral will be held in Port Moresby tomorrow to honour the administrator of Papua New Guinea's Autonomous province of Bougainville.

1st anniversary of Honiara riots

19 April 2007, 15:57 AEST

Today marks the first anniversary of the riots and looting which destroyed the business district of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands.

second day of protest at Freeport mine

19 April 2007, 15:32 AEST

It's day two of protest action for thousands of Papuan workers, who have walked off the job at Indonesia's Freeport copper and gold mine.

growth threatened by oil and instablity

19 April 2007, 15:32 AEST

A United Nations report says South Pacific economic growth is being challenged by rising oil prices and political instability.

US embassy security barriers to stay

19 April 2007, 15:32 AEST

In a surprise move Fiji's interim prime minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama has changed his mind and will allow the security barriers at the US embassy in Suva to remain.

Pacific labour scheme about to begin

19 April 2007, 10:22 AEST

New Zealand and Pacific officials will meet tomorrow to discuss how a scheme will work to allow Pacific islanders into New Zealand to work on a temporary basis.

Young Pacific Islanders work on reputation

18 April 2007, 15:58 AEST

Young people of Pacific Island background say too many of them have a bad reputation in Australia.

Women hopeful under new ministry.

18 April 2007, 15:58 AEST

The Solomon Islands National Council of Women is confident the status of women will get more attention with the creation of a new ministry for women.

Natural disasters cause rise in typhoid cases

18 April 2007, 14:33 AEST

Health officials in Fiji are blaming cyclone Cliff and continuing bad weather for the latest typhoid outbreak in Vanua Levu in the country's northern division.

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