19 Oct 2016

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 19 October 2016

From , 6:05 am on 19 October 2016

Amnesty International says New Zealanders want this country to speak out of Nauru detention camps abuses; an academic specialising in West Papua says Pacific Islands peoples are taking the lead on issues of decolonisation within the region, and that it's beginning to make an impact on the geopolitic; There are concerns the independence and effectiveness of Tonga's first Anti-Corruption commissioner could be affected by government proposals; Whale song and the ukulele are featured in this weekend's ukulele Festival of Niue; A major national broadband transmission network planned for Papua New Guinea, to be built by Chinese company Huawei, is set to significantly increase the country's connectivity, but there are hopes that PNG is being cautious with the level of expenditure and borrowing that is entailed in entering this arrangement.