19 Aug 2017

Tagata o te Moana for 19 August 2017

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 19 August 2017

More deaths in election related violence in Papua New Guinea; people on Guam rally for peace amid the tension between North Korea and the United Sattes; Pacific foreign ministers discuss building a collective foreign policy for the region; a suspended official from Tokelau speaks out about the atolls' controversial helicopter purchase; it's hoped wiping anti-gay laws from the Cook Islands lawbooks will encourage other Pacific islands to follow suit; the PNG government's called on to rein in illegal logging; Hawaiian experts stress quarantines are in place to stop a devastating tree disease from spreading round the region; tonnes of Second World War explosives removed in Palau.