21 Aug 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 21 August 2018

From , 5:06 am on 21 August 2018

World Vision says life for the almost 120 children detained on Nauru is becoming increasingly desperate; A former Cook Islands Health Minister says it's time for the country to increase its health spending, particularly for the outer islands; An art exhibition in Auckland is tackling the big issues facing Pacific communities, including colonisation, stigmatisation and the modern identity; 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, and; 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.