22 Dec 2018

Tagata o te Moana for 22 December 2018

From Tagata o te Moana, 8:10 am on 22 December 2018

Fiji's opposition parties issue a statement explaining why they withdrew an election petition; villages in Samoa are fighting abuse on Facebook with hefty fines against people posting it; people in Papua New Guinea's drought-stricken South Fly district need to be vigilant to get through the next couple of months with little water, the local MP says; disaster authorities in Vanuatu say Malekula Island would be the first option for an evacuation of people from Ambrym if volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, which have been rocking that island this week, get worse; Pacific Islands fisheries leaders are satisfied with the outcomes of last week's meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, or Tuna Commission, in Hawaii; anti-violence campaigners in the Pacific say a programme which uses men as role models is best practice and should be shared with the rest of the world. an internet expert has poured cold water over Niue's claim a Swedish company took over its domain name without consent; tensions are mounting again on the Kokoda Track where landowners say they are not receiving their share of funds from trekking companies which access their land; an exhibition at the new South Pacific WWII Museum in Vanuatu is to feature the contribution to the war effort of legendary aviator, Charles Lindbergh.