24 Mar 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 24 March 2017

From , 4:06 pm on 24 March 2017

Environmental NGOs from around the Pacific say Fiji's presidency of a major environmental conference this year provides one of the greatest opportunities to advance their ambitions; On the back of providing access to discounted fresh fish, Tonga's government is shipping thousands of baby ducks and chickens to villages to promote the consumption of locally sourced foods; Delight at a Cook Islands decision to expand marine zones; Nearly 100 New Zealand companies are denied involvement in the seasonal employer scheme; Fiji's Human Rights Commission is decried as the government's 'snapping dogs'; Auckland's Pasifika festival turns 25.