3 Dec 2019

Dateline Pacific for Tuesday 3 December 2019

From , 6:05 am on 3 December 2019

There's been another 5 deaths in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 53, while experts are blaming an ill-informed anti-vaccination movement for the crisis; about 50 activists flew the Morning Star flag at New Zealand's parliament on Monday to mark the 58th anniversary of the declaration of West Papuan independence; the director of the Cook Islands climate change office says Pacific countries will be trying to apply as much pressure as possible in the latest round of UN climate talks; a reconciliation leader says it's vital that Bougainvilleans be united as they enter the post-referendum period, and; United Nations agencies in Papua New Guinea were working last week in Komo in Hela Province to find solutions to tribal violence.