9 Jul 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 9 July 2016

From Tagata o te Moana, 12:01 am on 9 July 2016

Organisers of a week of reconciliation ceremonies held in Solomon Islands say the programme was a first step towards national healing; Campaign interference claims dog Nauru election; The Commonwealth Paliarmentary Association says ensuring young democracies follow the rule of law is a challenge; The election of the first woman district officer in Tongan local body politics has excited advocates about the prospects of more women featuring in future parliaments; Women MPs from New Zealand are helping boost women's representation in the Pacific through a new mentoring programme; Nearly half of the island countries and territories in the Pacific island region have brought in taxes to curb the islands' soaring rates of obesity and diabetes; Papua New Guinea and the Marshall Islands have received the worst ranking in a United States government report on human trafficking.