6 Feb 2019

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 6 February 2019

From , 5:05 am on 6 February 2019

Pressure is mounting on the owners of Papua New Guinea's Porgera gold mine over lack of action into alleged human rights abuses. PNG's prime minister is not giving any assurances over the lease renewal of the mine as yet another lobby group threatens legal action; A strike at New Caledonia's biggest nickel company SLN is now in its second month and an end to the conflict is not in sight; Nauru has broken ground on its ambitious new port project which is due to open at the end of next year; PNG Police Minister wants protections against cultural appropriation; The French president addresses the high costs of living in the territories; Samoa govt criticised over mayor's sacking; Strategies sought for improving lives of Pasifika in New Zealand, and; A new fund looks to lure more Pacific people to work in New Zealand's regions.