12 Jul 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 12 July 2018

From , 5:05 am on 12 July 2018

The Cook Islands has followed Samoa and suspended all MMR vaccinations, which covers measles, mumps and rubella; A NZ intensive care specialist is concerned the death of two babies in Samoa will be a setback to vaccination programmes in the country; Cook Islands Party challenges result of Ngatangiia constituency; A security analyst says the recent discovery of significant hauls of cocaine in Fiji and Tonga will have barely dented the supply being smuggled across the Pacific, and; Niue is the latest Pacific country to ban single-use plastic bags and has given itself a year to implement the change.