15 Mar 2019

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 15 March 2019

From , 5:05 am on 15 March 2019

Indonesia has accused Papuan independence campaigners of faking a humanitarian crisis in troubled Nduga regency; New Zealand and the US say they are committed to the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership despite the PNG government's awarding of major energy contracts to Chinese companies without open and competitive tendering; Learning the traditional Fijian dances of meke and seasea are helping students at an Auckland secondary school get a deeper understanding of Fijian culture; PNG's worsening battle against tuberculosis; Call for PNG deep sea mining licenses to be cancelled.