13 Feb 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 13 February 2016

From Tagata o te Moana, 8:10 am on 13 February 2016

Vanuatu elects a new prime minister; Pacific island countries agree to offer the United States a modified deal to resolve the tuna treaty breakdown; The Tongan Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva, appears to be unconcerned about death threats that were revealed in parliament; Three Kiribati parliamentarians will face off in the presidential election set for next month; The Fiji prime minister Frank Bainimarama wants a new flag by July this year and it seems he'll get it. Radio Norfolk volunteer says he was sacked for telling the people something they needed to know; More than 30,000 people in French Polynesia have signed a petition urging a local referendum on French weapon tests carried out in the South Pacific between 1966 and 1996; Bougainville may move to formalise the alluvial mining industry and to boost tax coffers; Tonga's Olympic Committee denies being bankrupt and says it's on course to have full funding resumed from the IOC.

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