9 Feb 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 9 February 2017

From , 4:05 pm on 9 February 2017

French Polynesia's Nuclear Workers Association says moves to make it easier for victims of nuclear weapons testing to claim compensation is no cause for celebration yet; an inconspicuous red shed nestled in the hills near a small New Zealand town is the unlikely base for an effort to revive the maritime culture of the Marianas Islands, some 6000 kilometres away; a workshop to look at adaption of kava culture by non-Pasifika communities in New Zealand; communities in the north west of Fiji's main island are getting a soaking again as rain continues to lash the country and rivers rise; Tonga's Ministry of Internal Affairs says Tongan fruit pickers were ordered to return home from New Zealand last week because they were not meet their work conditions.