24 Aug 2018

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 24 August 2018

From , 3:05 pm on 24 August 2018

New Zealand's first Pacific Pharmacists' Association has launched with support from PHARMAC, the New Zealand government's drug-funding agency. Its president says it aims to be an interface helping Pacific people to better access and use medicine; A South Auckland teacher is using the stories of Pacific heroes to help lift learning and achievement rates for Pacific kids in New Zealand; An economist says Pacific Island states can improve the quality of life and achieve greater independence if their trust funds make higher risk investments, and; The leader of Fiji's Unity Party says fears around ethnicity and religion in Fiji should not be swept under the carpet in the run up to elections.