26 Aug 2017

Tagata o te Moana for 26 August 2017

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:00 pm on 26 August 2017

Tonga's King Tuupou VI has dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections to be held by November 16th this year; As Yazaki winds down its operation in Samoa, a union is working to ensure employees receive all entitlements and new opportunities; Anti-nuclear and climate change activists have paid tribute to a man descirbed as a giant of history and an elegant climate warrior; A New Zealand Catholic lay missionary working in Papua New Guinea says he wants to raise concerns about the country's deportation process; The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on the government to quickly resolve issues delaying the construction of a high speed internet cable for the country; Samoa's prime minister backs village councils in a move to stop direct foreign-owned competition with local small businesses; A virtual climate centre for the Pacific could be operating by the end of the year giving local weather forecasters easy access to regional information; A group of New Zealand-born Pacific artists are challenging stereotypes at an exhibition which opens in Hamilton this week.