18 Aug 2018

Tagata o te Moana for 18 August 2018

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 18 August 2018

Many rural communities in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region remain traumatised and in need of help nearly six months on from a major earthquake; There is ongoing mystery surrounding a church in Fiji , labelled a cult and accused of slavery; Facebook, in a protracted battle to keep its users safe from abuse, is investigating the case of a Samoan woman who claims she received death threats; Pacific islands are being urged to consider following Hawaii and ban certain sunscreens to protect their coral reefs; The watchdog group, Transparency Solomon Islands has publicised a list of the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been given to MPs through the Constituency Development Fund; A new initiative plans to use rugby to help prevent violence against women and promote gender equality in the Pacific.