17 Jun 2017

Tagata o te Moana for 17 June 2017

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 17 June 2017

A nationwide drug crisis has crippled hospitals and health centres in Papua New Guinea, with some hospitals completely running out of supplies. But replenishments are finally on their way; A New Zealand Catholic missionary deported from Papua New Guinea says it's unclear how he was supposed to have breached the conditions of his visa; Douglas Tennent says his work helping local people affected by multi-national Rimbunan Hijau's palm oil operations fell within the ambit of his work as a religious worker at the Rabaul Archdiocese; The settlement reached by Manus Island detainees and the Australian government may not help the men avoid deportation; After nearly a decade of negotiations, 11 countries from around the Pacific will sign a new free trade agreement in Tonga; Family violence, financial stress and men's health are the focus of Pacific leaders in Wellington who are working to combat Pasifika social issues in the country's capital; There has been muted enthusiasm in the French Pacific for Emmanuel Macron who has swept to power in France; New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has opened new tourism facilities and unveiled plans to improve services for Niue households during a brief stopover; A new book of plays in Pacific languages has just been published in New Zealand.

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