16 Dec 2017

Tagata o te Moana for 15 December 2017

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 16 December 2017

Anti-nuclear advocacy from Pacific Islanders helped lay the groundwork for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons that is gaining momentum globally; Just over four weeks after the election of the new Tonga parliament, MPs will gather on Monday to choose a new prime minister; peak medical bodies and development workers raise concern over Australia's treatment of Manus Island refugees; Pacific Island MPs have been learning about how to deal with the challenges of government spending and parliamentary process in New Zealand, this week; an academic says the unjustified sacking of two Tokealauan public servants puts the spot light on the performance of the atolls' leaders; Tokelau makes its mark at the Pacific Mini Games; New Zealand is pressing the message that Timor Leste is safe a decade after violent civil unrest saw peacekeepers sent to restore order; New Zealand's Auckland War Memorial Museum has established their first Pacific senior management role.