This Weekend on Pacific Pulse

Pacific Pulse

one ocean – many stories

Pacific Pulse ventures beyond the headlines with feature stories from Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia that reflect contemporary life across the Pacific and recognise the strengths, hopes, achievements and aspirations of the region.

Episode 13

In this episode of Pacific Pulse, Clement Paligaru is in rural Samoa where bamboo is being grown in trials that could see it become a valuable new crop used for construction.  Tania Nugent meets an acclaimed Vanuatu-based photojournalist who’s spent 15 years exploring the links between custom and conflict across Melanesia.  And we hear the kaneka sounds of Mexem from New Caledonia, on stage at Fest’napuan in Port Vila.

Pacific Pulse will be broadcast across the Pacific in the following time zones:

Samoa 22:20 on Sat 7th Feb / 23:50 on Sun 8th Feb

Cook Islands 23:20 on Sat 7th Feb / 00:50 on Mon 9th Feb

PNG 19:20 on Sun 8th Feb / 23:50 on Mon 9th Feb

Solomon Islands 20:20 on Sun 8th Feb / 21:50 on Mon 9th Feb

Vanuatu 20:20 on Sun 8th Feb / 21:50 on Mon 9th Feb

Fiji 21:20 on Sun 8th Feb / 22:50 on Mon 9th Feb

You can also see Pacific Pulse online with extra footage, story transcripts and Tania and Clement’s blog at:


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