8 Aug 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 8 August 2017

From , 3:06 pm on 8 August 2017

Fiji's opposition says the government should disclose the full facts surrounding a mass deportation of suspected scammers from Fiji to China; A scholar of Pacific politics says women have been priced out of the election "game" in Papua New Guinea; The incoming chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum says the regional body tries to deal with too many issues and needs to become more focussed; New Zealand's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee is examining the PACER-Plus trade and aid agreement prior to making final ratification recommendations to Parliament; in Vanuatu, women selling handicrafts at the Port Vila market have set up a co-operative society to buy quality items made in the outer islands, and; Samoa's Prime Minister says the outgoing Manu Samoa rugby coach did not achieve the results expected of him.