4 Aug 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 4 August 2017

From , 3:06 pm on 4 August 2017

Over 600-thousand US dollars of World Bank financing that was meant to go towards cyclone recovery in Tonga is unaccounted for, triggering a government investigation: Papua New Guinea's Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates says there are many questions over the conduct of the election which he says was marred by numerous bad practices: The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal is being marked in Solomon Islands over the next five days; The true success of the Pacific region's peacekeeping intervention is now being tested in Solomon Islands as the country charts its own course; A relative of villagers in Indonesia's Papua region caught up in a fatal police shooting says they're calling for the police to take responsibility for the incident; Pacific sides are among the contenders for the AFL International Cup, which gets underway in Melbourne this weekend.