6 Apr 2019

Tagata o te Moana for 6 April 2019

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 6 April 2019

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama has apologised to three New Zealand journalists from Newsroom detained overnight in the capital Suva and released without charge after the government intervened; There are calls for the New Zealand government to uphold Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities and end racism within the health system that is contributing to shorter lives for Maori and Pacific people; 52 clans from Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have renewed a pact to protect the island's last remaining tract of indigenous rainforest; Forty companies from 10 Pacific island countries will display and sell their wares at a one-day trade show at The Cloud on Auckland's waterfront on Saturday; The ocean's ill health and ways to address it has brought people together from around the Pacific recently to share their ideas; An attempt by Fiji's opposition to have local government elections this year has failed. The issue has been the subject of debate in parliament this week, and; When young Pacific islanders take to the stage at the International Hip-Hop Dance Competition in Auckland this month, they will be carrying the hopes of the region.