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Jason Taumalolo's defection has had a flow-on effect, with 18 players turning their backs on NZ.

Young rugby league talent picking Tonga over New Zealand

Jason Taumalolo's defection has had a flow-on effect, with 18 players turning their backs on NZ.

NZ Defence Force joins search for missing Kiribati fishermen

The three men have been missing since Thursday.

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Pita Taufa is best known as Tonga’s flagbearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Pita Taufatofua turned heads in 2016 - he's about to do it again in PyeongChang.

'This is a miracle!' Tonga's oiled-up flag-bearer from Rio qualifies for Winter Olympics as cross country skier

'This is a miracle!' Tonga's oiled-up flag-bearer from Rio qualifies for Winter Olympics as cross country skier

Pita Taufatofua turned heads in 2016 - he's about to do it again in PyeongChang.

02:22
Canberra has accused Beijing of funding useless projects in the Pacific.

Australia moving to heal rift with Pacific Island neighbours over China's influence in the region

Canberra has accused Beijing of funding useless projects in the Pacific.

Papua New Guinea flag.

Ninety-seven people in PNG found guilty of multiple sorcery-related murders

Among the seven victims were children aged three and five.

NZ unions protest for 200 Fijian workers locked out at Nadi airport

Union members protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington.

'It means playing for my family' – young Samoan rugby stars turning back on NZ for land of their ancestors

Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.

Timelapse video of Tonga island's creation helping scientists gain better understanding of Mars

The volcanic island exploded out of the Pacific Ocean in 2015 and the video shows how its shape has evolved.

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Mr English had some advice for Jacinda Ardern, saying a constructive relationship with Australia was crucial for Kiwis in the country.

English says Ardern's efforts to bring Manus Island refugees to NZ 'not going to help interests of Kiwis in Australia'

The PM has repeatedly pressed Australia to allow 150 refugees detained in Papua New Guinea to come to NZ.

Tokelau flag.

Tokelau to receive over $35 million in wharf and IT upgrades from New Zealand

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the investment package today.

Papua New Guinea hit by 6.3 earthquake

It was at a depth of 60km and there was no immediate tsunami warning.

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Hundreds of fans turned out dressed in red to welcome home their RLWC team.

Watch: Busload of jubilant schoolkids excited to welcome home their Tongan league heroes

Hundreds of fans turned out dressed in red to welcome home their RLWC team.

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Officially it was a protest, but Tonga fans were certainly celebrating they RLWC team’s effort in Auckland.

Officially it was a protest, but Tonga fans were certainly celebrating they RLWC team’s effort in Auckland.

Watch: Tonga league fans break into beautiful song as they turn Aotea Square steps into sea of red

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Officially it was a protest, but Tonga fans were certainly celebrating they RLWC team’s effort in Auckland.

Watch: Tonga league fans break into beautiful song as they turn Aotea Square steps into sea of red

Protesting over the nature of Tonga's League World Cup loss the fans congregated in Auckland's Aotea Square and sang proudly.

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Watch: Woman accuses police of 'racism' as flag poles confiscated from Tongan RLWC supporters in south Auckland

When police asked the for the fan's daughter's flag pole, she called their tactics "racist over-policing".

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One Tongan fan in Otahuhu last night viewed the police’s actions as racist and later took to Twitter to vent.

Watch: Woman accuses police of 'racism' as flag poles confiscated from Tongan RLWC supporters in south Auckland

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Although Tonga were defeated by England in RLWC semi-final, there were still winners in their people's eyes.

Watch: Loyal Tongan fans celebrate team's RLWC efforts in streets of Otahuhu after heartbreaking exit

Although Tonga were defeated by England in RLWC semi-final, there were still winners in their people's eyes.

Police happy with behaviour of Tonga and England RLWC fans despite 21 arrests

Roads were closed and extra Police were deployed around Otahuhu Town Centre.

Samoan Prime Minister compares Manu Samoa rugby team to 'slaves being fed to the lions' ahead of England Test

The Samoan rugby union is engaged in a funding row with the game's governing body.

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The Fifth Harmony star will sing the anthem public for the first time at tomorrow's RLWC semi-final between Tonga and England.

The Fifth Harmony star will sing the anthem public for the first time at tomorrow's RLWC semi-final between Tonga and England.

Watch: 'He was all in tears' - pop star Dinah Jane on singing Tongan national anthem to proud grandfather

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The Fifth Harmony star will sing the anthem public for the first time at tomorrow's RLWC semi-final between Tonga and England.

The Fifth Harmony star will sing the anthem public for the first time at tomorrow's RLWC semi-final between Tonga and England.

Watch: 'He was all in tears' - pop star Dinah Jane on singing Tongan national anthem to proud grandfather

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Staff at Best Pacific Institute of Education were told today that they are out of a job, and students are also in limbo.

'We are shocked' – funding cut to Pasifika training provider forces it to close down

Staff at Best Pacific Institute of Education are out of a job, with students also in limbo.

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The Fifth Harmony star will sing the anthem public for the first time at tomorrow's RLWC semi-final between Tonga and England.

Watch: 'He was all in tears' - pop star Dinah Jane on singing Tongan national anthem to proud grandfather

The Fifth Harmony star will sing the anthem in public for the first time at tomorrow's RLWC semi-final.

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Republican state senator Craig Tieszen died while trying to save his brother-in-law who fell into the ocean from his kayak.

Republican state senator Craig Tieszen died while trying to save his brother-in-law who fell into the ocean from his kayak.

'This is a terrible tragedy' - Cook Islands police speak of heroic efforts to save state senator and brother-in-law who drowned in kayak accident

South Dakota Senator Craig Tieszen

US state senator drowns in Rarotonga while trying to save brother-in-law

Senator Craig Tieszen raced out to save his brother-in-law after his kayak capsized.

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Two Wellington women are attempting to change the cosmetics world with their new beauty brand.

The mascara which could help cure blindness in the Pacific

Two Wellington women are attempting to change the cosmetics world with their new beauty brand.

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