1 Nov 2016

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 November 2016

From , 6:05 am on 1 November 2016

A Fijian man picked up by the police in Suva last week says he was beaten unconscious during his night in custody; Indonesia has asked Australia to pass on a message to Solomon Islands and other Pacific states that they should not interfere in Indonesian domestic affairs regarding West Papua or invite West Papuans to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group. A Melanesian specialist says the request is misguided; Pacific people are often praised for their artistic ability but feel the pressure to pursue other career paths say arts award recipients in New Zealand; brothers-in-law vye for Palau presidency; full extent of NCDs in the region yet to be acknowledged.