Dateline Pacific morning edition for 8 August 2017

The incoming chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum says the regional body tries to deal with too many issues and needs to become more focussed; New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee is examining the PACER-Plus trade and aid agreement prior to making final ratification recommendations to Parliament; In Vanuatu, women selling handicrafts at the Port Vila market have set up a co-operative society to buy quality items made in the outer islands; 75 years ago today, allied forces began a major offensive against the Japanese in the Pacific; Indigineous Hawaiian’s protest the construction of a telescope on a sacred mountain.

Source: RadioNZ
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