14 Dec 2019

Tagata o te Moana for 14 December 2019

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 14 December 2019

Samoa's Government has updated the death toll from the measles epidemic as of Friday was 72; Papua New Guinea's government is appealing to the public for patience to allow time to process Bougainville's overwhelming vote for independence; this year's climate talks in Spain come amidst the global wave of protests by young people that have swept the world; the last of the group of Nauru anti government protestors, charged over a protest more than four years ago, have been convicted and placed in custody; apprehension in New Caledonia amid Vale's plans to restructure and sell its nickel asset; preparations for Fiji's first semi-professional rugby league team are well underway, with a 45-man squad turning up for pre-season training and a final squad of 30 players to be selected after the Christmas break.

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