17 Aug 2017

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 August 2017

From , 5:05 am on 17 August 2017

Tonga eliminates tropical disease after three centuries; Eighty voters called in Cook Islands by-election; Call for improved financial oversight in Tonga government; Ceasefire in place after election-related bloodshed in PNG's Enga; Small Pacific countries seek to improve weather services, and; Tokelau helicopter purchase part of plan NZ were aware of.