3 Aug 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 August 2018

From , 5:06 am on 3 August 2018

A book written in detention by a refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is a work of art before being an act of resistance, the author says; Indonesia's government has dismissed a claim by the West Papuan independence movement that it is interferring in politics of Pacific Island countries. This comes amid ongoing calls for human rights abuses in Indonesia's Papua region, and West Papuan self-determination aspirations, to be addressed by the international community; A New Zealand government MP Louisa Wall says the issue of West Papuan self-determination should be heard at the United Nations; There is a fresh push in French Polynesia to make Te Reo Maohi an official language to help it survive; Cook Islands language celebrated through music and taonga, and; Sport: Waiting game for Samoa sevens international Gordon Langkilde.

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