8 Jul 2019

Dateline Pacific for 8 July 2019

From , 5:05 am on 8 July 2019

A Vanuatu theatre and arts company, which has spread its reach to include youth and development work, has marked its 30th anniversary in Port Vila; New Zealand companies fail in securing contract for French Polynesia's largest tourism project; Guam's Governor Lou Leon Guerrero is under pressure to pause activities related to the United States military build-up on the island; the Cook Islands government says it is still some way from making a decision on how to disinfect the water supply on the main island, Rarotonga; last week, a group of Pacific scholars gathered for the Va Moana Talanoa session in Auckland. They wanted Oceania renamed Moana. But Papua New Guinea artist Julia Mage'au Gray says a name change does not resonate with her.