Radio New Zealand - Friday, 5th October 2007

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News stories:

Fiji military approves lifting of emergency regulations
Fiji's military council has given its approval to the interim administration for the removal of the Public Emergency Regulations. The military spokesman, Lt Col Mosese Tikoitoga, has told the Fijilive... [more]

Fiji interim PM not to give evidence in Qarase case
Fiji's interim prime minister, Commodore Bainimarama, does not have to appear in court to be questioned in the case brought against him challenging the military takeover last December. The Fiji... [more]

French Socialist Party deplores rush to reform French Polynesia political system
France's Socialist Party says there is no urgency in reforming the political system in French Polynesia as today the institutions are working well. The party's national secretary says there should... [more]

Samoa police minister says country is not endangered by Scientologists
Samoa's Minister of Police, Tole'afoa Apulu Fa'afisi, says a goodwill visit by Scientology volunteer ministers is crucial for the country as their mission is to provide disaster seminars and training... [more]

Forged Fiji passport found in Finland
A forged Fiji passport has been found in Finland, sparking fears that there could be a racket in the sale of such documents. Fiji TV reports that Finnish authorities came... [more]

Lawyers for deposed Fiji PM may seek to have interim PM give evidence in court case
A lawyer representing the deposed Fiji prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, has told the Suva High Court that he may push for the interim prime minister, Commodore Bainimarama, to appear in... [more]

American Samoa Treasury tightens payroll regulations
The Treasury Department in American Samoa has issued new regulations setting new policies dealing with payrolls. From October 1st only original time cards or time sheets will be accepted to... [more]

American Samoa government warns against illegal bank accounts
American Samoa Government departments with their own bank accounts have been given until November 4 to close them and turn in the funds to the General Fund. Governor Togiola Tulafono... [more]

Fiji are playing for fans back home
Fiji are on a mission at the Rugby World Cup but it has nothing to do with winning the tournament, despite making their first quarter final in twenty years. They... [more]

Temaru off to Paris as French Polynesia opposes reform
The French Polynesian president, Oscar Temaru, says he will fly to Paris tomorrow to meet President Nicolas Sarkozy over the planned reforms for Tahiti. The French Polynesian assembly is overwhelmingly... [more]

Tonga launches campaign against breast cancer
Tonga's Breast Cancer Society has been officially launched in the presence of Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita. The Matangitonga news site reports the princess as saying that the organisation will... [more]

Samoa weightlifters gift medals to head of state
Samoa's top weightlifters who won nine gold medals during the recent 13th South Pacific Games in Apia have gifted two gold medals to the Head of State, Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese... [more]

Lawyers in Fiji coup case discuss witness list
Lawyers representing the deposed Fiji prime minister and the interim administration met behind closed doors today to try to agree on the list of witnesses to be called in Laisenia... [more]

Solomons PM critical of Taiwan being shunned at UN
The Solomon Islands Prime Minister has condemned what he described as the international community's suppression of Taiwan's bid for re-admission to the United Nations. Speaking at a function to mark... [more]

NZ businesses look to tap into Guam development projects
The head of a New Zealand trade mission to Guam for next week's regional business conference says there is a huge scope of development her country can tap into. The... [more]

Marshalls dive business suffers after airline woes
Diving businesses in the Marshall Islands say problems with the domestic air service have led to huge losses. Jack Niedenthal of Bikini Atoll Dive says the grounding of all Air... [more]

Fiji to lift emergency regulations
The Public Emergency Regulation in Fiji is to lifted tomorrow. Fiji media report this was confirmed by the interim Prime Minister and military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, following a meeting... [more]

Samoa police positive about scientology assistance
Samoa's acting police commissioner says he welcomes the goodwill visit by scientology volunteers who will train police officers in disaster management. Scientology volunteers have put up tents in front of... [more]

Tokelau leader claims there is resistance to fresh referendum
A Tokelau community leader in New Zealand says many expatriate Tokelauans are opposed to the second vote on self determination to be held later this month. Ioane Teao says political... [more]

Fiji NGO says Ombudsmans office and Human Rights Commission damaged by coup links
A Fiji NGO says the Fiji Human Rights Commission and the office of the Ombudsman have been irreparably damaged and have lost all credibility and respect locally and internationally. The... [more]