The groundbreaking 30-minute pan-Pacific news program "The Pacific" returns to its weekly slot from Thursday 3 August, available to Pacific audiences on ABC Australia and ABC Pacific Facebook. Audiences in Australia can watch it on ABC iview, ABCTV and the ABC News Channel.
The Pacific Season 2 will deliver the latest in Pacific news, sport, politics and entertainment. ABC reporter Johnson Raela returns as host and is joined by new co-host Alice Lolohea and a team of correspondents with deep regional expertise including Evan Wasuka and Tahlea Aualiitia, Lice Movono in Suva, Fiji, Chrisnrita Aumanu-Leong in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and Marian Kapu in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga.
According to Raela: “Stepping into the main presenting role this season is exciting and signals the ABC’s long-term commitment to having Pacific people at the forefront of Pacific content. Our network of international correspondents on the ground throughout the region is what I call our ‘superpower’ because their insights into local issues ensure we are telling stories from a lived Pacific perspective.”
Claire M. Gorman, ABC Head International Services: “I am delighted to see 'The Pacific' return to ABC Australia for another season. The program provides a unique platform for Pacific audiences to access independent and trusted information which covers the issues of importance for the whole region. We can also bring these stories back to audiences in Australia.”
"The Pacific" is a flagship offering from the ABC which is expanding its international services across the Indo-Pacific region under additional funding provided by the Australian Government.