28 Jan 2014

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 28 January 2014

From , 4:00 pm on 28 January 2014

Acting Premier of Niue says he's not worried about a motion of no confidence and says the opposition is just trying to smear the government; Papua New Guinea says the execution of 13 people currently on death row will happen this year, despite vocal opposition from human rights groups; Tongan health and agriculture officials say the long-term food security and water supply of cyclone-hit Ha'apai could come under threat if there is no more rain before the dry season; West Papua is described as a place marked by fear and violence during a hearing with an EU parliament committee; A women's group in the Marshall Islands says it is doing what it can do combat alarming rates of child malnutrition and diabetes in the country; The Vanuatu National Nurses Association disagrees with plan to bring in doctors from South Korea to train local nurses.