2 Feb 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 2 February 2018

From , 6:06 am on 2 February 2018

The Catholic Church in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea says the sale of several large parcels of land to a Malaysian logging company at Putput in East New Britain is fraudulent; the New Zealand minister of Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio this week made the first visit by a New Zealand government minister to Nauru; people in Kiribati are holding out hope that more passengers lost at sea after their ferry sank a fortnight ago will be found; the FIFA World Cup Trophy is in Solomon Islands for the first time but football fans are struggling to see it as it is not allowed out of the airport terminal because of security concerns; Tonga has declared a dengue outbreak following the death of a 12-year-old New Zealand girl in the country last week; Fiji sevens players have been mulling over new contracts while trying to prepare for World Series tournaments in Australia and New Zealand.