5 Nov 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 5 November 2016

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

Refugees detained on Nauru and Manus Island could be resettled in North America, according to the Australian Newspaper; New Caledonia's political leaders are o sit down with the French prime minister in Paris on Monday to review the exit from the 1998 Noumea Accord; Indonesian diplomatic overtures to the Pacific Islands region over West Papua have taken on a new dimension, after Indonesia's Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu urged Australia to pass on a message to Pacific Island governments to not interfere in Indonesian domestic affairs; A human rights lawyer in Fiji says a year after the Lautoka businessman Rajneel Singh was attacked, allegedly by police, no progress has been made in getting justice; The Papua New Guinea Government's 2017 Budget will bring in new taxes and make major cuts in spending; A new business mentoring initiative hopes to bring about a change in Pasifika mindsets when it comes to entrepreneurship; Pacific people are often praised for their artistic ability but feel the pressure to pursue other career paths say arts award recipients in New Zealand; Opetaia and Julie Foa'i from Te Vaka talk about the creative process behind their music for the movie Moana.