5 Dec 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 5 December 2017

From , 4:05 pm on 5 December 2017

Flames engulfed part of Lautoka Hospital sparking a mass evacuation; The Australian government has not taken up an offer from New Zealand to take 150 of the Manus Island asylum seekers; French PM on New Caledonia visit as independence referendum nears; Tourism authorities in Solomon Islands say they want more local produce to feature on restaurant menus ; More than 5000 people packed out a Vanuatu sports ground celebrated at the opening ceremony of the 10th Pacific Mini Games.