8 Mar 2019

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 8 March 2019

From , 5:05 am on 8 March 2019

A new political party in Samoa wants to ban new Chinese migrants from the island nation; parties begin lining up for New Caledonia's provincial elections in May; a Tuvaluan academic says separating his country from Kiribati in 1975 was the right move; Vanuatu is calling on France to explain its latest naval visit to the disputed Matthew and Hunter Islands; Landowners and a mining company meet with the Autonomous Bougainville Government to discuss re-opening the Panguna mine.