20 Sep 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 20 September 2018

From , 5:05 am on 20 September 2018

New Caledonia poised to launch consumption tax as part of major overhaul; Tonga's Ministry of Health has set up a new Quitline telephone support service to help smokers give up tobacco use as part of a hard-hitting campaign launched on Wednesday; Papuan governor seeks to open up relationship with PNG; Awareness is promoted around rheumatic heart disease in Fiji; Vanuatu women benefit from food stalls scheme near kava clubs; China on the charm offensive in the Pacific, courting nations to sign up to its Maritime Silk Road plan, and; A dramatic maritime rescue off Bougainville highlights the need for increased safety awareness.