19 Jun 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 19 June 2017

From , 3:05 pm on 19 June 2017

Vanuatu prepares to farewell head of state following sudden death; proponents of Tonga's participation in New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employment scheme say it has room for improvement; A refugee advocate says the Manus Island settlement may not help the men avoid deportation; Divisions widen between two main parties as PNG election nears; A women's empowerment project in Tonga backs entrepeneurs, and; Samoa and Tonga search for the positives after heavy losses to the All Blacks and Wales