9 Nov 2018

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 9 November 2018

From , 4:06 pm on 9 November 2018

People in Fiji counting down unti next Wednesday's general election, as political parties head into a final weekend of campaigning; an analyst of Pacific issues says New Zealand and Australia are turning deaf ears on calls for more independent media in the region; the Marshall Islands President, Hilda Heine, says an impending vote of no confidence against her is part of a Chinese-backed effort to take over one of the country's atolls; A Samoan woman behind a innovative internship programme linking Pasifika to the public sector has been recognised in New Zealand's inaugural Public Service Medals; Bougainville NGO Tulele Peisa is leading a campaign to stop the destruction of mangroves in the region: Tonga has become the first Pacific Island country to get the benefit of a new mapping application that aims to allow the government to more efficiently deliver services to those who need them.