18 Aug 2016

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 18 August 2016

From , 3:05 pm on 18 August 2016

Ball in Australia's court for closure of Manus offshore processing centre; As Australian academics call for national summit on asylum seeker issue; Misinterpretation of religion in the Pacific hindering struggle to end violence against women; Questions raised over viability of NZ's multi-million dollar upgrade of Solomons airport; And American Samoa police are leaving in extraordinary numbers.