17 Apr 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 April 2018

From , 5:06 am on 17 April 2018

The President of the autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville has elaborated on why his government is saying no to mining at Panguna indefinitely; The Cook Islands is balancing the evolution of its "premiere" relationship with New Zealand against its long-standing one with China; Pacific states instrumental in 'historic' decision in shipping industry; Purpose-built evacuation centres planned for Fiji; budget cuts cause of HIV drugs shortage in PNG; The National AIDS Council of Papua New Guinea says budget cuts are behind a critical shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in the country and there is no immediate solution to the problem, and; Samoa believes a strong performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games can be a launching pad for sport in the country.