3 Oct 2017

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 October 2017

From , 6:05 am on 3 October 2017

Indonesia disputes veracity of West Papuan petition; Amnesty critical of Australia immigration minister's comments; High hopes for Tongan women as candidates stand; The number of evacuees leaving the Vanuatu island of Ambae where the Manaro Voui volcano continues to belch ash and smoke is higher than expected and continues to climb; Papua New Guinea police are struggling to contain ongoing election violence in Southern Highlands province where two police officers were killed in the weekend, and; Tuvalu language week is celebrated for the fifth time in New Zealand, with the focus on staying true to the culture.