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First Parliament sitting set for October 6
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10:39 pm GMT+12, 29/09/2014, Fiji

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New Zealand Red Cross responds to drought in Tonga
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Guam moves ahead with medical marijuana ballot
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Blow to Francois Hollande's Socialists as France's National Front grabs first ever Senate seats
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McCully states case for NZ representation on UN Security Council
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New Zealand, in UN address, voices support for small island developing nations
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45 Fijian peacekeepers staying on: Tikoitoga
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Prime Minister of Samoa’s contribution to sustainable development of SIDS recognized
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Pacific islands facing ‘existential threats’ need special attention, Vanuatu’s leader tells UN
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Austtralia restore Defence ties with Fiji
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President of New Caledonia congratulates Fiji’s Prime Minister
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Sexual abuse, rape threats alleged by Nauru asylum seekers
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Fiji Labour Party Assistant General Secretary passes away
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Dry spell, not a drought in Fiji
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New Caledonia party to boycott Paris talks
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More aid to PNG Police
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Human resistance to malaria varies depending on location, study finds
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Nauru government runs out of money, may shut services
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American Samoa grants amnesty to more than 4,000
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ACP welcomes new Assistant Secretary General
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Girl evacuated from Nauru after self-harm attemp
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Lord Tu’ivakano leads attempt to right civil aviation issues
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Fiji PM Bainimarama delivers his promise to world
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U.S government commends Fiji election process
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Fiji set to keep close China links
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Fiji and Russia review bilateral relations
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Cooks government majority imperiled
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Wallis and Futuna retains senator
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25/09/2014 - Timor-Leste leader calls for more active UN during General Assembly debate
25/09/2014 - NZ army conducts exercise on Niue
25/09/2014 - U.S Military concludes massive drill in Western Pacific
25/09/2014 - Nauru officers in final phase of training in Solomon Islands
25/09/2014 - Leaders of small island developing states call for bigger voice in UN decision-making
25/09/2014 - Fiji’s PM congratulated by Solomon Islands caretaker PM
25/09/2014 - Fiji's Political prisoner George Speight was never tortured: OC Rokodiva
25/09/2014 - US announces world's largest marine sanctuary
25/09/2014 - At UN Assembly, Australian Prime Minister highlights importance of nations united
25/09/2014 - Felix Anthony steps down as People's Democratic Party leader, Induction for new MPs next week
25/09/2014 - NGOs look to re-engage with new Fijian govt
25/09/2014 - Transparency International commends Fiji for successful election
25/09/2014 - Papua conference in Vanuatu delayed
25/09/2014 - World leaders cheer small island speaker
25/09/2014 - PNG MPs: We are with PNC
25/09/2014 - Former PNG envoy takes legal action against state
25/09/2014 - Fiji and Guam to learn Russian
24/09/2014 - Obama to create world’s largest protected marine reserve in Pacific Ocean
24/09/2014 - Two elected Member of Bainimarama pre- election Cabinet without ministerial appointments
24/09/2014 - Salaries to be known soon for Ministers and MPS: Fiji Finance Minister
24/09/2014 - Advanced and improved Fiji Parliament
24/09/2014 - Lapita gardens were necessary for survival
24/09/2014 - Theologian, media and PM Advisor farewelled
24/09/2014 - Ban Ki Moon still haunted by the experience in Kiribati
24/09/2014 - Accept election outcome, One Fiji party urges
24/09/2014 - Fiji military "relieved" after election
24/09/2014 - Mitiaro by-election in Cook Islands now in November
24/09/2014 - Solomon Islands Electoral staff urged to maintain professional ethics
24/09/2014 - Calls for Tonga to update UN report on rights
24/09/2014 - Dr Jiko Luveni is Fiji’s first female Speaker of Parliament
24/09/2014 - New cabinet line-up ready to fulfill FijiFirst manifesto
24/09/2014 - Pacific island nations lead by example at UN climate summit
24/09/2014 - Chinese Premier congratulates Fiji's new PM
24/09/2014 - Same group of liars in Parliament: Fiji PM Bainimarama
24/09/2014 - Rotavirus infects 500 and claims two lives in Kiribati
24/09/2014 - Fiji Cabinet Ministers sworn into office
23/09/2014 - FijiFirst President Dr Jiko Luveni vacates seat for Tuitubou
23/09/2014 - Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat congratulates the Government and people of Fiji
23/09/2014 - Jamaica among nominations for ACP top post
23/09/2014 - SODELPA lacks vision: Fiji PM Bainimarama
23/09/2014 - Fiji Military Commander Tikoitoga reinforces support for elected government
23/09/2014 - Wages payment for Fiji polling day and count clerks
23/09/2014 - Climate Summit: ‘All hands on deck’ declares Ban, calling for leadership, concrete action
23/09/2014 - In Pacific island nations, there's nowhere left to run from climate change
23/09/2014 - Vanuatu PM advises VBTC not to issue any license until law review
22/09/2014 - Fiji's President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau to swear-in the new Cabinet Wednesday
22/09/2014 - I-taukei voting trend has changed: Ratuva
22/09/2014 - Women make up 16 percent of Fiji Parliament
22/09/2014 - New MP elected in Tuvalu
22/09/2014 - As seas rise, Pacific island president favors buying land abroad
22/09/2014 - Fijian officer seconded to MSG
22/09/2014 - Fiji Police Commissioner happy with elections security
22/09/2014 - More congratulatory messages for Fiji’s new Members of Parliament
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22/09/2014 - 'Australia is a Pacific island - it has a responsibility'
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22/09/2014 - MP Jenny Lātū Salesa makes it to New Zealand parliament
22/09/2014 - Results disappointing,We will investigate elections process: SODELPA Leader Ro Teimumu
22/09/2014 - PM O’Neill hails Fiji, NZ Scotland elections
22/09/2014 - Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission
22/09/2014 - Highest number of Pasifika MPs in NZ election
22/09/2014 - PNG chancery in Solomon Islands work on schedule
22/09/2014 - Sweet victory
22/09/2014 - Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama sworn into office
22/09/2014 - Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama sworn into office
22/09/2014 - NFP & PDP accepts election outcome
22/09/2014 - Father Baldwin Lonsdale is new Vanuatu President
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