Pacific News Summary 11.01.13

Radio Australia

Fiji solar project gathering energy

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:57:45 +1100

A village on the Fiji island of Kadavu has become the first in the country to benefit from a Japanese aid program to provide solar power to rural households.

Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:28:25 +1100

Japan will launch a survey of its Pacific seabed in the hope of finding rare earth deposits large enough to supply its high-tech industries and reduce its dependence on China.

PNG man fights to overturn son’s murder conviction

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:55:34 +1100

A man has asked Papua New Guinea’s prime minister to intervene to ensure he is not deported from Australia while he fights his son’s murder conviction.