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Tuvalu condemns Australia's conduct, 'neo-colonial' attitude at Pacific Islands Forum

Tuvalu's prime minister questioned Australia's future in the 18-member body.

07:22
Former Manu Samoa international Seilala Mapusua said things are much more dier for Tier Two nations than World Rugby realises.

'We're getting to boiling point' - Pacific rugby nations fed up with treatment of players and unwinnable financial battles

Former Manu Samoa international Seilala Mapusua said things are much more dire for Tier Two nations than World Rugby realises.

22:04

John Campbell investigates: Odds stacked against Pacific minnows like Manu Samoa at Rugby World Cup

Campbell travelled to Samoa to see how professional rugby has impacted the Pacific nations.

01:57
Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones has copped criticism from PM Scott Morrison over the statement.

'I was wrong' - Alan Jones apologises for tirade against Jacinda Ardern

The Australian broadcaster has written to the New Zealand PM to apologise for his rant against her over climate change.

RNZAF plane drops water, communication equipment to fire-damaged Chinese fishing vessel

It is reported there are 14 people on the vessel and the fire is under control.

01:25
Dreaver’s live cross from the Pacific Leaders Forum in Tuvalu took an unexpected turn on Breakfast today.

Watch as 1 NEWS' Barbara Dreaver brilliantly deals with giant US military plane photobombing her live cross

Dreaver’s interview from the Pacific Leaders Forum in Tuvalu took an unexpected turn on Breakfast today.

01:31
Dan Leo of the Pacific Players Welfare League says European teams are benefiting from Pacific players at the detriment of their home countries.

Rugby's eligibility rules keeping Pacific nations 'poor', says player advocate

Dan Leo says European teams are benefiting from Pacific players at the detriment of their home countries.

00:18
Jacinda Ardern brushes off ‘shove a sock down her throat’ comments from Aussie broadcaster

Ardern says she won't give Alan Jones' 'sock down throat' comments 'the light of day'

The Australian radio host yesterday criticised the Prime Minister after she said "Australia has to answer to the Pacific" on climate change.

00:23
Nations at the Pacific Islands Forum eventually agreed on a statement and communique.

Smaller Pacific nations' hopes of full endorsement of declaration on climate change dashed

Australia's expansion of its coal mines has pitted it against Pacific forum members.

Malele Atofu, aka King Faipopo, sitting in court

Samoa police to charge two suspects over alleged plot to assassinate PM

Police have arrested Malele Atofu Paulo, also known as King Faipopo, and Lema'i Faioso Sione.

This Monday, July 30, 2019 photo shows an update information of Facebook application on a mobile phone displayed at a store in Chicago. The FBI is looking for outside contractors to monitor social media for potential threats, setting up a possible conflict with Facebook and other companies over privacy. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

'We can't control the demons' - Tonga mulls Facebook ban after online abuse of monarchy

Tonga is struggling to contain a torrent of threats on Facebook by pro-government forces.

04:55
1 NEWS’ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver has a round-up of news from the region.

Pacific Update: Fiji's PM investigated for alleged assault, Tongan king meets the Pope, why The Rock made his mum cry

1 NEWS’ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver has a round-up of news from the region.

Samoa police investigating alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister

Two people have been detained by police for questioning in connection to the ongoing investigation.

Jacinda Ardern.

Tackling climate change on the agenda as Jacinda Ardern visits Tuvalu

The PM said she expects leaders would be able to make tangible progress on the issue at the Pacific Islands Forum.

02:30
Hans Dalton was found badly beaten and upside down in a drum of water in his cell and a NZ coroner hasn't been able to determine the cause of death, saying a lack of information has seriously hampered his investigation.

Family of mentally ill NZ man who lost his medication and died in Samoan prison pushing for change

Hans Dalton become aggressive after losing his medication in a cyclone while on holiday in 2012 and was subsequently sent to prison, where he later died.

Brilliant 80m try lights up Flying Fijians' scrappy win over Manu Samoa

Fiji prevailed despite Manu enjoying a huge amount of possession and territory.

Fiji Prime Minister investigated by police over alleged assault against an MP

Pio Tikoduadua alleges the Prime Minister swore and assaulted him - breaking his glasses in the process.

Tonga hang on to down Canada in entertaining Pacific Nations Cup clash

Ikale Tahi's powerful ball running proved too strong in Fiji.

02:07
Pauline collects the bras people don't want because while being supportive and restrictive, having a bra in the Pacific Islands can mean freedom.

NZ women uplifting Pacific sisters, giving many 'the only bra they've ever had in their life'

In some households, five women share a single bra, according to The Uplift Project.

Close-up of pregnant woman relaxing and sitting on the side on the sofa. Holding a hands on the tummy.

Prenatal depression higher in Pacific women living in New Zealand - study

University of Auckland researchers are calling for recognition of depression in pregnancy to provide better heathcare to vulnerable women.

Map showing location of yacht Gwendonline, which sunk off Niue.

Boaties rescued after yacht sinks after hitting object off Niue

The two people on board were forced to abandon the vessel for a life raft.

02:00

Renewed calls for sugar tax to help health outcomes for Māori and Pasifika

New genetic research which shows some ethnicities in NZ have the potential to live longer than they are.

01:57
The atoll’s health system is why many Tokelauans leave their homeland to live in New Zealand.

Jacinda Ardern announces NZ government will partner with Tokelau to ensure better health care

"The people of Tokelau have the buildings for hospitals, but they don't have the supplies,"

USA down Manu Samoa thanks to last-minute penalty

AJ MacGinty stepped up in the 81st minute to win the match in Suva.

New Zealander's drowning in water drum in Samoan Prison still a mystery - coroner

Hans Dalton was found dead, face down in a water drum, on Boxing Day 2012.

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