7 Jul 2018

Tagata o te Moana for 7 July 2018

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 7 July 2018

A documentary aimed at creating awareness about the effects of climate change on nations has triggered a political debate in Kiribati; Pacific Media Alliance says a ban imposed by Nauru on ABC journalists attending the Forum summit is a worrying development; Three new MPs sworn in, and Cook Islands Party forms a government by the narrowest margin; The world's largest maritime military exercise, RIMPAC, gets underway in the Pacific but without China; Papua New Guinea has seen a dramatic surge in cases of Malaria but a new drug under review could be an ally in the fight against the disease; Refugees exiled to Manus Island and Nauru by Australia have a new champion in the form of a boxer fighting on their behalf; An environmental campaigner in Vanuatu has set her sights on a new target now the once ubiquitous plastic bag is a thing of the past in the country, and; Hundreds of South Auckland youth are uniting in a movement to change negative perceptions about their community.

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