17 Mar 2020

Dateline Pacific for Tuesday 17 March 2020

From , 5:04 am on 17 March 2020

The risk of Covid-19 spreading around the Pacific has caused the cancellation of New Zealand's premiere Pacific high-school competition, Polyfest; police in Papua New Guinea's Enga province say a massacre in which at least nine people were killed last week was payback; an academic says Rio Tinto should take responsibility for its failings at Bougainville's Panguna mine; a student from Auckland's Pacific community says more women should get into the building and construction sector.