25 Aug 2015

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 25 August 2015

From , 3:06 pm on 25 August 2015

The new owner of the Gold Ridge mine in Solomon Islands accuses the previous owner of leaving behind an environmental disaster; two Solomon Islands fishermen are rescued in Bougainville after three weeks adrift at sea; questions arise about the Cook Islands prime minister's claims about depopulation; Australia's highest court will consider the constitutionality of the government's offshore detention of asylum seekers; a ruling to protect the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal; and an historic agreement is signed between the Samoa Rugby Union and Players' Association.