12 Jun 2019

Dateline Pacific for 12 June 2019

From , 3:04 pm on 12 June 2019

A coral bleaching around the French Polynesian islands of Tahiti and Mo'orea is being described as the most devastating seen in years; a marine ecologist from New Zealand says lessons learnt from the 2011 Rena oil spill in New Zealand can be applied to help deal with the Solomon Islands' environmental disaster in Rennell; the announcment by Papua New Guinea's new prime minister that he wants to review the laws governing the country's resources has caused some concern among investors in the sector. But the move is popular at the grassroots level in PNG; young males in the Cook Islands are twice as likely to be sexually abused as those in New Zealand according to a study conducted by the University of the South Pacific's campus director on the Rarotonga, Debi Futter Puati