6 Dec 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 6 December 2018

From , 6:05 am on 6 December 2018

New Zealand is creating 14 diplomatic posts to deal with Pacific related issues around the world; the environmental group, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, hopes to see changes when the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, meets next week in Honolulu; the West Papua Liberation Army is claiming responsibility for the killings of as many as 31 Indonesian construction workers in Papua; A refugee detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island says there have been more than 27 suicide attempts by refugees in the last two weeks; the Pacific region's being urged to prepare for a new wave of young, adventurous, tech-savvy tourists from China. Chinese tourism experts say independent millenials will drive China's outbound tourism boom in years to come and operators need to find out what makes them tick.