20 Jul 2019

Tagata o te Moana for 20 July 2019

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 20 July 2019

Indonesia's Foreign Minister says her country is ushering in "a new era" of Pacific engagement; About 5,000 tonnes of the bauxite ore has spilled into a bay in Solomon Islands where a bulk carrier ran aground earlier this year, spilling thousands of litres of oil; Tuvalu will be able to reclaim more land in its fight against the effects of climate change after receiving approval from the Green Climate Fund; Vanuatu's opposition is calling for a halt to the government's passport scheme, blaming it for the recent and controversial deportations of Chinese nationals; The Cook Islands Government has been told it needs to properly consult with the people more over how, or whether, to purify the water on Rarotonga; Beauty pageant blow up illustrates how Tonga is caught out by the online age says women's advocate, and; a wrap-up of week one at the Pacific Games in Samoa as well as a look at the week ahead.