16 Jun 2018

Tagata o te Moana for 16 June 2018

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 16 June 2018

Papua New Guinea's government has declared a state of emergency in Southern Highlands province after supporters of losing candidates in the regional election went on a rampage in the provincial capital; A look at the impact of 40 years of Fijian participation in the UN's peacekeeping forces and militarism on Fijian society; There are calls for a formal system to help the descendants of blackbirded Pacific Islanders find their relatives; The largest church in Samoa has locked horns with the Prime Minister over a new law that requires church ministers to pay tax; Pacific community reaction subdued to the government's budget at a post budget breakfast in Auckland; One of the most prolific writers in New Zealand has produced an account of the crafty schemers in the early days of European settlement in the region.