8 Sep 2015

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 8 September 2015

From , 3:08 pm on 8 September 2015

The regional spotlight is on Port Moresby this week as Pacific leaders gather for the 46th Forum meeting; new genetic research looks at Pacific peoples responses to disease and gaps in modern medicine; a public review reveals most Australiams support the country's aid spending in the Pacific; the speaker of PNG's parliament is being criticised for trying to replace cultural artefacts in the house with christian symbolism; and the first batch of Bougainville cocoa beans head to New Zealand on the way to becoming the world's first Bougainville chocolate bar.