6 Oct 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 6 October 2017

From , 4:05 pm on 6 October 2017

Anger in Fiji's expat community in California that prime minister Frank Bainimarama is the chief guest at Fiji Day celebrations this weekend; Vanuatu disaster authorities grappling with how they will look after the thousands of people made homeless by the eruption on Ambae if the volcano's activity doesn't die down; The lack of psychiatric treatment on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has raised fear of more deaths when Australia's refugee detention centre is closed at the end of the month; An academic says labour schemes that allow Pacific islanders to come to New Zealand for work, could be run better, and; Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita headline a star-studden Tonga Rugby League World Cup squad.