30 Jun 2018

Tagata o te Moana for 29 June 2018

From Tagata o te Moana, 7:15 am on 30 June 2018

A Niuean woman from South Auckland says the New Zealand health system disadvantages Pacific people; a phone helpline for women experiencing violence in Papua New Guinea says thousands have used the service but the problem continues to affect nearly every woman in the country at some point during her lifetime; an economist in Fiji says one off grants in the Fiji budget are look good policies which won't address people's concerns about the high cost of living; Samoa will become the latest country to ban all single-use plastics from January; a Samoan artist is creating Polynesian designs and tattoos using just four computer keyboard characters; Pacific Dance Festival in Auckland grows to include new works.