12 Mar 2020

Dateline Pacific for Thursday 12 March 2020

From , 5:05 am on 12 March 2020

The West Papua National Liberation Army has been launching attacks against the operations of a major gold and copper mine, run by US company Freeport McMoran, in its war against the Indonesian state; Papua New Guinea's new law governing political parties will require them to foster the participation of women in politics; Coronavirus warnings in French Polynesia cause confusion; at the Polyfest event next week in Auckland people will be confronted, educated and entertained by the Laboratory In A Box; Canterbury Polyfest will be taking extra security measures this weekend following last year's Christchurch shootings.