26 Sep 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 26 September 2017

From , 4:06 pm on 26 September 2017

A Lutheran missionary in Papua New Guinea's Highlands says a perfect storm of traditional spiritual beliefs mixed with local interpretations of Christianity has resulted in a marked increase in sorcery-related violence; An official with the Fiji opposition National Federation Party says the government has to bring in a sugar replanting programme that works; New Zealand's first Samoa bilingual primary class celebrates 30 years; The Pacific has presented a united front at the UN General Assembly in New York in calling for global action on climate change; An economist with a long interest in the Papua New Guinea economy has welcomed signs of more openness in the PNG government, and; Tourists spent more than US$100 million in Papua New Guinea in the first half of this year, but the country is hoping to generate much more.