7 Feb 2020

Dateline Pacific for 7 February 2020

From , 5:05 am on 7 February 2020

More than 7000 people from the Papua New Guinea province of Madang are suing a mining company for US$5.3 billion in damages; two weeks on from Cyclone Tino, Tuvalu is still reeling from the devastation wrought; public health preparations must improve in the Pacific as the threat of the coronavirus grows in the region, the Red Cross says; a theatre director is hoping to spark conversations about taboo subjects like mental health and suicide in New Zealand's Pacific community; former Fiji cricket captain Josefa Rika is being remembered after the 32-year-old died from an asthma attack.