15 Jun 2019

Tagata o te Moana for 15 June 2019

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:28 pm on 15 June 2019

New Zealand authorities are investigating a Samoan church with links to a cryptocurrency labelled a scam; the announcment by Papua New Guinea's new prime minister that he wants to review the laws governing the country's resources has caused some concern among investors in the sector; the 11 ministers chosen by Congress as New Caledonia's government fail to agree on who should be president; Manus Island refugees could escape Papua New Guinea once they're awarded compensation by its courts, their lawyer says; a coral bleaching around the French Polynesian islands of Tahiti and Mo'orea is being described as the most devastating seen in years; there are signs that a serious drug use problem in Tonga is getting worse; the Pacific Conference of Churches has welcomed a study by New Zealand academics urging churches to do more to help stop violence against women in Samoa; a marine ecologist from New Zealand says lessons learnt from the 2011 Rena oil spill in New Zealand can be applied to help deal with the Solomon Islands' environmental disaster in Rennell

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