29 Jan 2019

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 29 January 2019

From , 5:06 am on 29 January 2019

The Tonga government says the country is coping as well as it possibly can with a cut to its internet and phone links with the outside; Japan's plans to discharge over one million tonnes of highly contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean must be stopped, says environmentalists; A Papua New Guinea social commmentator says the country has got to take a new approach to the way it deals with drink and drug issues; Aid workers based in Vanuatu fear a disaster if a cyclone struck people already displaced by Ambae's volcanic eruptions, and; The speaker of the Bougainville parliament, Simon Pentanu, has spoken of the need for Bougainvilleans to think about the sort of place they would want to leave for future generations.