15 Feb 2018

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 15 February 2018

From , 4:04 pm on 15 February 2018

Tonga's disaster authorities say good progress is being made getting emergency shelter provisions out to more remote villages on Tongatapu after damage from cyclone Gita; Gita the worst cyclone in living memory on Fiji's Ono-i-Lau; leaders of Melanesian Spearhead Group countries have referred a West Papuan application for full membership of the group to its secretariat for processing, amid concerns that the group is losing sight of its founding principle; researchers find that Tuvalu is growing not sinking; And it could be a long time before residents of the volcanic island of Kadovar in Papua New Guinea can return home.