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European Union to redirect funds for pandemic response in Pacific

EU ambassador to the Pacific, Sujiro Seam, said 15 Pacific states and four territories would be eligible.

Covid-19 Pacific Update: 'Double body blow' for Fiji as it grapples with cyclone and coronavirus

Meanwhile the situation in Guam remains grim with more than 100 people infected with coronavirus.

Popular beach resort in Tonga severely damaged by Cyclone Harold

Vakaloa Beach Resort in Tongatapu was hit hard as king tides coincided with the cyclone.

Florida man trying to breach Hawaiian quarantine labelled 'covidiot' by mayor

Bobby Edwards landed in Hawaii with no proof of accommodation or quarantine plans.

03:23

Covid-19 Pacific Update: Guam continues to bear the brunt of region's outbreak

With 125 people testing positive and four deaths, the nation has over half of the region's cases.

01:26

Reports of casualties in Tonga after Cyclone Harold tears through Pacific

New footage is emerging from the islands in the cyclone’s path.

00:42

Fiji suffers widespread damage as Cyclone Harold surges back to category five status while headed for Tonga

Fijian PM Frank Bainimarama has told everyone to stay indoors unless they are emergency personnel.

00:51

NZDF aircraft sent to help with surveillance of Vanuatu after destruction from Cyclone Harold

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there is also an aircraft ready to deploy with essential supplies if it is needed.

01:32

Tidal waves, loss of power reported in Fiji as category four cyclone hits

1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver says Cyclone Harold still 'packs 'an almighty punch' despite dropping to category four.

00:23

Coronavirus-hit Fiji bracing for second crisis as Cyclone Harold approaches

Strong winds and heavy rain is expected in some areas from the category 5 cyclone.

03:26

Covid-19 Pacific Update: Lautoka lockdown mostly lifted, Vanuatu hit by category five Cyclone Harold

There are now 199 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Pacific, and five deaths.

00:25

Government working on repatriation flights for Kiwis in cyclone-hit Vanuatu

A New Zealander in Port Vila said Cyclone Harold had devastated the country.

00:51

Government approves $17 million Covid-19 support package for NZ's Pacific communities

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa says "our Pacific communities face unique challenges that require a targeted response".

Save the Children ready to help as Cyclone Harold bears down on Vanuatu

MetService says winds near the centre of the storm are blowing up to 200km/h.

Two Fiji rugby players arrested after ignoring coronavirus self-isolation rules

One player was arrested after escaping self-isolation from a local hospital after returning from Singapore.

Category 5 Cyclone Harold makes landfall in Vanuatu

The cyclone is packing winds gusting up to 235km/h.

03:32

Covid-19 Pacific Update: Soaring death toll predicted in Guam unless urgent measures taken

There are 112 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US territory, and have been four deaths.

03:11

Samoa's first Esports team hoping to crack Oceania Top 50 this year

The team trains together for four hours each day, and players in competitive leagues have a chance a netting hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in prize money.

01:50

'Stay at home' - Sweeping arrests as Fiji cracks down on coronavirus curfew

The Prime Minister is threatening to bring in the military if people don't comply.

01:50

Tropical Cyclone Harold rapidly intensifies while on track to hit Vanuatu

The latest tracking map is indicating the tropical system will soon become a monster category five storm.

'You or I could die' - Kiwi radio star's heartfelt plea to Māori and Pacific people after positive Covid-19 test

Sela Alo announced on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

03:53

Covid-19 Pacific Update: Fijian capital Suva in lockdown after hairdressers test positive

1 NEWS’ Barbara Dreaver updates the coronavirus situation across the Pacific.

01:52

Auckland kava drinking groups continue to meet despite lockdown

The groups have been live streaming their meetups during lockdown.

03:19

Covid-19 Pacific Update: 147 new coronavirus cases confirmed across the region

There are now also four deaths amoungst the seven countries with confirmed cases of Covid-19.

03:49

Pacific Update: Coronavirus cases climb in Pacific Islands, nations bring in stringent measures

There are now 131 cases across the Pacific in seven countries or territories.

03:39

Covid-19 Pacific Update: First night of curfew in Fiji passes without incident, as region's infections hit 116

A second person aged 70 who had been in contact with two confirmed cases in the Northern Marianas has also died.

Curfew from tonight across all of French Polynesia

The 8pm to 5am curfew, coming into force across all islands tonight, will last until April 15.

Fiji to be under nationwide coronavirus curfew from Monday

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama made the announcement today.

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