11 Dec 2019

Dateline Pacific for 11 December 2019

From , 6:05 am on 11 December 2019

Two private criminal proceedings have been filed in the Cook Islands against the Prime Minister and his deputy; the director of the Solomon Islands environment ministry has defended logging in his country while it calls for dramatic changes at this year's UN climate summit; a doctor leading New Zealand's medical response to the measles epidemic in Samoa says he's hopeful the mass vaccination programme is beginning to help; a UN expert is calling on the Fiji government to address violence, discrimination and inequality that he says threaten the right to health; a group supporting the unsuccessful candidate in last month's by-election in Tonga has filed a formal complaint about the election process.