20 Mar 2019

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 20 March 2019

From , 4:05 pm on 20 March 2019

Indonesian officials say the death toll from flooding and landslides in Papua has risen to 89, while dozens of people remain missing. Indonesian disaster and environmental agencies have blamed deforestation for the flash flooding; as the Tonga government of 'Akilisi Pohiva continues to stumble along a political scientist is recommending advisors be brught in to help put it back on the right track; the European Union's candidate to head the UN's food and agriculture programme says she would bring a much greater focus to the Pacific if elected;