6 Aug 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 6 August 2016

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:00 pm on 6 August 2016

Australia's government has been criticised for shirking responsibility for the plight of asylum seekers and refugees caught up in its offshore processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea; The Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva is staring down a motion of no confidence when he returns from his trip to New Zealand, but says he has the support of cabinet; West Papuan refugees in the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby have expressed gratitude at being given land for resettlement; A new report says charges have been laid in less than two percent of more than 20-thousand violent incidents towards Vanuatu women; ADB says high internet costs constraining economic development in the Pacific; A feature length movie about the exploitation of a New Caledonia based Wallisian rugby player and his move to France to forge a professional career has just screened at the New Zealand International Film Festival; A world heritage listing could bring millions of dollars in conservation help for ancient ruins near Pohnpei in Federated States of Micronesia; Pacific medal hopefuls talk about their goals for the Rio Olympics.