4 Aug 2018

Tagata o te Moana for 4 August 2018

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 4 August 2018

A book written in detention by a refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is a work of art before being an act of resistance, the author says; An Australian human rights lawyer has grave concerns that continued interference by immigration officials in the medical care of Nauru and Manus detainees could result in the death of a child; Indonesia's government has dismissed a claim by the West Papuan independence movement that it is interfering in politics of Pacific Island countries. This comes amid ongoing calls for human rights abuses in Indonesia's Papua region, and West Papuan self-determination aspirations, to be addressed by the international community; The Maohi Protestant Church wants Te Reo Maohi recognised as an official language of French Polynesia; The struggle for a tourist village high on the slopes of an erupting Hawaiian volcano; The Solomon Islands parliament has passed the country's first anti-corruption legislation but there are fears it may be too weak; Pacific people encourage more collaboration with other ethnic communities on issues facing South Auckland, and; Sport - Samoa sevens player Gordon Langkilde faces extended wait in San Francisco following World Cup altercation.

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