17 Nov 2017

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 November 2017

From , 6:06 am on 17 November 2017

One of the Pacific leaders at the COP23 climate change conference in Bonn in Germany says the meeting is struggling to make progress on key issues; the new Solomon Islands prime minister Rick Hou says he is committed to passing the anti-corruption bill recently tabled in parliament; the polls have closed in Tonga in an election dubbed one of the most significant in the country's history; Vanuatu's Special Envoy on Climate Change has resigned in protest at what he says is the government politicising his island's volcano disaster since eruptions escalated in late September; two sports from Tahiti are expected to compete at the Pacific Mini Games depsite a government boycott.