30 Nov 2018

Dateline Pacific morning editrion for 30 November 2018

From , 5:05 am on 30 November 2018

Fiji's signing of two major international rights covenants is seen as a step in the right direction by local groups but they say more progression is needed; Journalist Len Garae, one of the best known journalists in the Pacific, is retiring from the Vanuatu Daily Post after many years; Maritime representatives from seven Pacific Island countries are in New Zealand this week to learn more about new regulations to improve safety at sea; The co-founder of a new political party in the Cook Islands says people are disillusioned with the current government, and; Pacific Islanders with Polynesian heritage have more than three times the likelihood of suffering from gout than Europeans in New Zealand.