20 Aug 2018

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 20 August 2018

From , 3:06 pm on 20 August 2018

The conversation surrounding the possible independence of Chuuk from the Federated States of Micronesia has heated up, with the local US Ambassador and a former president warning of dire consequences if it happens; The governor of Papua New Guinea's capital has defended his promotion of healthy living programmes and city clean-ups, and says he will keep pushing boundaries; A refugee child suffering from resignation syndrome has been transfered from Nauru to Australia; Pacific islands are being urged to consider following Hawaii and ban certain sunscreens to protect their coral reefs, and; In New Zealand's south, the Pacific population is small but they say they're being left out, and their needs are just as high as elsewhere.