Samoa's health ministry urges New Zealand to control measles outbreak

It comes as Samoa's government declared a measles outbreak this week.

Samoa declares measles epidemic after baby dies, seven confirmed cases of disease

Five children and two adults have contracted the disease.


Micronesia attorney general fatally shot while returning home from run

American Rachelle Bergeron had planned to soon return home following a challenging stint on the island of Yap.

Tonga’s Fifita wants to let his play do talking at World Nines

The outspoken prop put his name forward to play in the halves for Tonga.

Andrew Fifita hits out at Tonga NRL over 'stupid' power struggle

The team is not allowed to use the Mate Ma'a Tonga name as the board dispute continues.

TNRL boss stands against star studded invitational side, not associating team to Tonga

George Koloamatangi does not want the invitational side to represent Tonga in any form.

Giant avocado weighing 2.5kg earns Hawaii family a spot in the Guinness World Records

The Pokini family received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado which came from their tree.

Investigation ordered into Jetstar cancellations that saw passengers stranded at Rarotonga terminal

The Cook Islands Prime Minister has ordered the investigation after a string of flights were pulled.

Taumalolo, Fifita included as Mate Ma'a Tonga name full-strength Test side

Tonga will face Australia and Great Britain with their star players.


Pacific Update: Tuvaluans living in NZ celebrate independence week, and jihadists threaten holy war in West Papua

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

Flying Fijians entering Rugby World Cup clash with Wales in do-or-die mindset

"They really want to put in a performance that makes the whole nation proud," coach John McKee said.


Samoan-Niuean siblings encourage others in their community to become doctors

The Kilbirnie Medical Centre in Wellington has three General Practitioners, all Dr Mitikulena.

Tonga draw inspiration from 2011 Rugby World Cup upset of France for must-win clash

The 'Ikale Tahi stunned Les Bleus in the pool stages of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.


French Polynesian President calls for 'revival' of language and relationship between Tahiti and NZ

Edouard Fritch has suggested to Jacinda Ardern that a committee be formed to strengthen the language between the two countries.


Pacific Update: Tenth anniversary of devastating tsunami, Tonga's rugby league debacle

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

Ocean at 'breaking point': Pacific angst at latest climate report

The report provides one of the most comprehensive insights into the state of the oceans today.

Government looks to deepen business ties with Fiji

Trade Minister David Parker is visiting Fiji this week, saying his focus is to be on business and trade.


Locals reflect 10 years on from the South Pacific Tsunami, Samoa's most devastating natural disaster

The 2009 tsunami killed at least 143 people in Samoa, 33 in American Samoa and nine in Tonga.

Tonga MPs choose Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa as Prime Minister

He will replace the late 'Akilisi Pohiva.


Manu Samoa 'very anxious' for yellow carded duo headed to RWC judicial hearings

Samoa's campaign hangs in the balance with both Ray Leelo and Motu Matu'u headed to Tokyo.


Pacific Update: More violence in West Papua, Rarotongans and tourists pitch in to help stranded whale

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


Russian captain forgives 'Samoan brothers' after being on receiving end of two head-high tackles

Vasily Artemyev was all smiles after the contest despite suffering some big blows in the 34-9 loss.

Rising Souths star Junior Tatola to follow the lead of senior Mate Ma'a Tonga players in board dispute

The 22-year-old said it would be great to have Israel Folau but acknowledged they were just rumours.

Wallabies trio back Israel Folau's bid to play for Mate Ma'a Tonga

They said teammates said it would be a waste not to see him play again.

Tonga's Morath and Tuitavake out of Rugby World Cup

The pair have been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after sustaining injuries in the 35-3 opening loss to England on Sunday.

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