29 Aug 2019

Dateline Pacific for 29 August 2019

From , 3:05 pm on 29 August 2019
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Indonesian police say one soldier and two protestors have been killed in West Papua after shooting broke out at a rally on Wednesday; a refugee advocate says the rapidly declining state health of people held by Australia in offshore detention is due to six years of grave neglect by authorities; New Zealand has recognised young Pacific leaders this week with the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards at a cerremony at parliament in Wellington; Rotuman academic Mere Taito says Pasifika parents need to encourage and promote literacy at home to prepare their children for tertiary study: a heavy metal band from the Solomon Islands is bucking the trend of island reggae dominance in the Melanesian country