4 Oct 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 4 October 2017

From , 4:05 pm on 4 October 2017

The evacuation phase of the exodus from the volcano island of Ambae in Vanuatu is drawing to a close three days ahead of schedule; The Minister in charge of Vanuatu's disaster management Ham Lini says the state of emergency remains in place for the volcano on Ambae despite the latest report from the Vanuatu geohazard department that Manaro Voui has stabilised; the family of a deceased Manus Island detainee wants Australia to repatriate his remains; Cook Islands to be first Pacific country with 'developed' status; women candidates in the running for coming Tongan elections.