15 Oct 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 15 October 2016

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 15 October 2016

Refugee children engaging in self harm and attempting suicide on Nauru has prompted a psychiatrist to expose the damage caused by Australia's offshore detention; Violence between refugees and locals on Manus Island demonstrates the failure of Australia's offshore detention, according to a human rights lawyer; Samoa's biggest private employer, Yazaki Samoa, has announced it will be shutting down operations in Apia after 25 years; a researcher has encouraged the New Zealand government to take into account Pasifika families when addressing housing deprivation or homelessness; a Tongan publisher says the prime minister's complaint that his government is deadlocked because it's being stymied by senior officials is a poor excuse for his government's failures; the first Catholic bishop of Papua New Guinea to be appointed as a cardinal says he will spread the message of his country's plight with the rest of the world; Sir Gordon Tietjens has been unveiled as the new head coach of the Samoa Sevens team in what's been labelled a 'coup' for Samoan rugby.