5 Aug 2017

Tagata o te Moana for 5 August 2017

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 5 August 2017

The true success of the Pacific region's first ever peacekeeping intervention is now being tested in Solomon Islands as the country tries to chart a course for its future while trying to forget the ghosts of the past; Despite the emergence of a government in Papua New Guinea, questions remain over the legitimacy of the general election; A relative of villagers in Indonesia's Papua region caught up in a fatal police shooting says they're calling for the police to take responsibility for the incident; A former Nauru cabinet minister, who is one of 16 people facing charges over a protest, says the government's decision to have the case heard by an Australian judge vindicates their stand over interference in the judiciary; An Auditor-General's report in Fiji has raised eyebrows, not just because of the details of financial mismanagement, but for the reaction to subsequent media coverage; Honolulu moves to legislate against crossing the street while looking at a mobile electronic device; The European Union is undertaking discusssions in the Pacific on the replacement for the Cotonou Agreement with the African Caribbean and Pacific group of countries. The past week has been Cook Islands language week in New Zealand.