9 Mar 2018

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 9 March 2018

From , 4:06 pm on 9 March 2018

Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office struggles to find out the extent of damage in its northern islands from Tropical Cyclone Hola; Another big earthquake struck Papua New Guinea in the early hours today - this time in the country's Islands region. The 6.8 magnitude quake comes as the country is still reeling from last week's devastating 7.5 shake in the country's mountainous interior; PNA member nations sign new commitment; A new group in Norfolk Island is making the case that Australia taking direct control of the island has precipitated an economic and social crisis; A renowned Pacific academic says countries in the region need to rethink their tertiary education strategies.