Radio New Zealand - Friday, 12th October 2007

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News stories:

All Whites not underestimating Fiji
The All Whites coach Ricki Herbert says they can't afford to underestimate Fiji in what's shaping as a feisty world cup qualifying match in Auckland tomorrow. With this week's visa... [more]

Fiji NGO calls for investigation and disciplinary action against police commissioner
A Fiji NGO, the Citizens Constitutional Forum, has called for the police commissioner, Commodore Esala Teleni, to be investigated and disciplined. The call follows revelations in court that Commodore Teleni... [more]

Qarase lawyer says the military council is running the country not the interim administration
It's been claimed in the Suva High Court that President Iloilo's appointment of the interim government was a sham because the military council is running the country. The Fiji Times... [more]

Cook Islands NGO supports scrapping of vaka councils
The Group for Political Change in the Cook Islands is supporting the government's decision to scrap Rarotonga's three vaka councils. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Ngamau Munokoa, says they decided... [more]

Two Solomons MPs found not guilty of charges arising from Honiara riots
The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports that the High Court of Solomon Islands has acquitted both East and Central Honiara MPs Charles Dausabea and Nelson Ne'e on charges related to... [more]

EU says Fiji must continue progress to democracy to protect funding
The European Union has warned that unless Fiji's interim administration shows signs of a return to democracy, the country could lose future funding for its sugar industry. Following the military... [more]

Strike in New Caledonia closes ports and domestic airport
A one-day strike by New Caledonia's USTKE union has hit the ports and forced the cancellation of all domestic flights. The strike is in protest at the high cost of... [more]

Cook Island mayors support axing of Vaka councils
In the Cook Islands, Raratonga's three mayors have reacted angrily to the news that the Vaka councils - the island's only form of local government - are to be abolished. [more]

Long waits to see doctors as flu-like virus hits American Samoa
Patients in American Samoa are having to wait up to five hours or longer at the LBJ Emergency room to see a doctor. Residents with a flu like virus have... [more]

Fiji Law Society offers support for two senior judges
The Fiji Law Society has expressed its full support for two judges whom the police commissioner had wanted disqualified from hearing any cases involving the military. The two judges are... [more]

FIFA cancels Fiji/NZ World Cup qualifier over visa impasse
World soccer's governing body FIFA has cancelled Saturday's World Cup qualifying match between Fiji and New Zealand in Auckland. FIFA is disappointed at the New Zealand government's decision to deny... [more]

Relief for Solomons MP acquitted on riot-related charges
One of the two Solomon Islands MPs acquitted of charges related to the April 2006 riots in Honiara says he can now concentrate on serving his constituency again. The High... [more]