10 Jun 2019

Dateline Pacific for 10 June 2019

From , 3:05 pm on 10 June 2019

The head of the United Nations Population Fund is calling for sexual and reproductive health to be given more priority and funding in the Pacific and around the world; the threat of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle has intensified in Solomon Islands with the potential to destroy up to half of the country's crops; there is a growing push in the Cook Islands to ensure the country doesn't experience drug problems to the extent of neighbouring Pacific states; staff from New Zealand's Otago Museum will take their message on the climate crisis to the Pacific - starting with a visit to Tonga next week, Fiji next month and Samoa in September, and; New Zealand's headline event on the Pacific cultural calendar got underway in Auckland this week.