The Pacific on ABC Australia
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The Pacific on ABC Australia returns for a second season 

The Pacific on ABC Australia – ABC Australia audiences can look forward to a new season of The Pacific from Thursday 4 April as it returns with Pacific-focused stories in news, sports and events.​

HOW TO WATCH:  

  • The Pacific will premiere on ABC Australia on Thursday 4 April at 5:30pm Papua New Guinea (PNG) time, 6:30pm in Solomon Islands, 7:30pm in Fiji, 8:30pm in Tonga and 8:30pm in Samoa and 6:30pm AEDT. 
  • New episodes will air weekly on Thursday at 6:30pm PNG and AEST time. 
  • Stream or catch up on demand via ABC Pacific or ABC Pacific Facebook. 

​Weekly news program The Pacific is returning to ABC Australia, with hosts Johnson Raela and Alice Lolohea connecting audiences with the latest in news, politics, sports, culture and entertainment in the Pacific.  

The Pacific delivers extensive on-the-ground coverage from a trusted network of reporters: Marian Kupu in Tonga, Lice Movono in Fiji, Chrisnrita Aumanu-Leong in Solomon Islands, Belinda Kora in Papua New Guinea, Adel Fruean in Samoa, Vonia Vieira in Timor-Leste and stories from Vanuatu filed from the newsroom of our trusted partners Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC). 

In anticipation of the new season, Raela said:

“In the short time the show has been on air it’s heartening seeing the positive responses from audiences across the Pacific. This reassures us that we are on the right track, but also motivates us to keep pushing boundaries in our content making and storytelling for our audience and you will see that this year.” 

Lolohea said:

“Our talented team of regional correspondents add the extra spark to our show. We visited some of them recently in Solomon Islands, Samoa and Tonga to gather content for this year and we look forward to telling more diverse stories from all parts of our great Blue Pacific continent.” 

ABC Head International Claire M. Gorman added:

“We’re thrilled to have The Pacific returning for 2024. The team has continued to produce a high-calibre program that is committed to delivering trusted reporting of Pacific-focused stories from the region to audiences across the Pacific and Australia.” 

The Pacific is an ABC flagship program under the expansion of the ABC’s international services in the Asia-Pacific region following funding from the Australian Federal Government. 

PROGRAM DETAILS:    

The new season of The Pacific will premiere on ABC Australia, Thursday 4 April at 5:30pm in Papua New Guinea, 6:30pm in Solomon Islands, 7:30pm in Fiji, 8:30pm in Tonga and 8:30pm in Samoa and 6:30pm AEDT, with new episodes airing weekly from 6:30pm PNG and AEST time. 

See the full program schedule for ABC Australia here

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