27 Nov 2019

Dateline Pacific for 27 November 2019

From , 5:05 am on 27 November 2019

Samoa's measles epidemic has killed 32 people. It's the second day in a row the death toll has increased - all but four of the deaths are children under the age of four; as preparations for consultations to follow an historic referendum begin, Papua New Guinea's Minister for Bougainville Affairs says PNG will seek to ensure a likely majority vote for independence in its autonomous region doesn't trigger a break-up of the state; the Cook Islands can boast many people committed to protecting the environment, but one NGO has a different approach to most.