24 May 2019

Dateline Pacific for 24 May 2019

From , 3:05 pm on 24 May 2019

A raft of controversial bills that the Tonga government had wanted to push through under urgency are now set to return to parliament for further consideration from next week; around three hundred people on Papua New Guinea's Duke of York group are without homes after their houses were destroyed in last week's magnitude 7.5 earthquake; celebrity Kiwi scientist visits Fiji to help inspire girls from squatter settlements to stay at school and pursue STEM subjects; Pacific feminists can overcome distance and use their combined strength in fighting for gender equality, human rights and justice in the region; Pacific music royalty mixed with the real thing at the Pacific Music Awards in Auckland, with a posthumous award given to a former Tongan Queen.