18 Mar 2019

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 18 March 2019

From , 4:05 pm on 18 March 2019

Vigils remembering the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks are being held across the Pacific; New Zealand's Fijian community is reeling after three of its members were killed in Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch. The terrorist attacks, which killed at least 50 people, have also been deeply felt in Fiji itself; local authorities in Indonesia's Papua Province have confirmed that the death toll from the weekend's flooding near Jaypura has risen to 68; a Vanuatu-based business adviser is warning Pacific nations placed on a new EU tax blacklist they could get locked out of trade with Europe; the PNG's Trades Union Congress hopes Bougainville chooses to stay part of PNG, and; a Manus Island refugee wants to inspire people with his return to the boxing ring.