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Clark Laidlaw says it was important to find the balance when preparing his players for the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

All Blacks Sevens, Fiji enjoy contrasting preparations for World Cup

NZ coach says balance is important but admits time will tell whose approach was right.

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Alana-Rae and Jamie Ray Laulu are thought to have had a life-threatening immunodeficiency that affects one in a million children.

Most read: Samoan family heartbroken after losing two babies to rare genetic condition following MMR jabs - 'Living the nightmare all over again'

Alana-Rae and Jamie Ray Laulu are thought to have had a life-threatening immunodeficiency that affects one in a million children.

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Alana-Rae and Jamie Ray Laulu are thought to have had a life-threatening immunodeficiency that affects one in a million children.

Most read: Samoan family heartbroken after losing two babies to rare genetic condition following MMR jabs - 'Living the nightmare all over again'

Alana-Rae and Jamie Ray Laulu are thought to have had a life-threatening immunodeficiency that affects one in a million children.

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Babies Lameko and Lanna died at the same hospital last week, within three minutes of receiving the vaccine.

Cook Islands lift hold on MMR vaccine, after deaths of two babies in Samoa

The two infants died in Savaii two hours apart just minutes after receiving the vaccine.

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Dr Take Naseri says the nurses involved have since been removed from the "tense atmosphere" after babies Lameko and Lanna’s died.

Watch: Samoan Ministry of Health says nurses offered counselling after one-year-olds die after receiving MMR vaccine

Dr Take Naseri says the nurses involved have since been removed from the "tense atmosphere" after babies Lameko and Lanna’s died.

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Two one-year-olds died within two hours of each other at the same hospital in Apia, just minutes after getting the MMR vaccine.

Health experts heading for Samoa to help Government investigate tragic deaths of babies following MMR jabs

Two one-year-olds died within two hours of each other at the same hospital in Apia, just minutes after getting the MMR vaccine.

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Babies Lameko and Lanna died at the same hospital last week, within three minutes of receiving the vaccine.

'When I took my baby, she was strong and healthy' - heartbroken Samoan parents speak after deaths of two one-year-olds following MMR vaccination

Babies Lameko and Lanna died at the same hospital last week, within three minutes of receiving the vaccine.

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Two babies die in Samoa hospital minutes after receiving 'MMR' vaccinations; Investigation underway

The first baby, a 1-year-old girl, died within three minutes of being injected by the vaccine by a nurse at Safotu Hospital in Savaii.

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The government has invested nearly six million dollars in the programme with research revealing Pasifika are three times more likely to be exposed to family violence than anyone else.

National violence programme for Pasifika youth kicks off

Government has spent nearly $6 million on the programme.

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1NEWS' Pacific Correspondent gives a round-up of news in the region.

Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver: Samoa destroys hundreds of guns, Malaria outbreak in PNG

1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent gives a round-up of news in the region.

Pacific nations ready for fight with sugar giants

As Pacific countries grapple with an obesity crisis through taxes and regulation, global giants are pushing back.

Watch: Samoan police crush almost 300 confiscated firearms with road roller

International crime in the Pacific had led to an increase in the number of guns.

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New research reveals Pacific youth at risk of becoming problem gamblers

The Ministry of Health funded research also shows children with mothers who gamble are likely to do the same.

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New research reveals Pacific youth at risk of becoming problem gamblers

Auckland University of Technology's research has found that some of the risk factors for youth gambling is gang involvement, being bullied at school and having a mother who gambled.

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Niue is the latest to benefit from the programme that includes giving fishermen lifejackets and safety equipment.

Maritime safety push across Pacific in $16m NZ aid programme

Niue is the latest to benefit from the programme that includes giving fishermen life jackets.

After pressure from employers, around 6000 low-skilled workers will be able to stay in NZ longer.

Samoan Quota ballot for NZ residence visas to be drawn today

A record 16,500 registrations were received this year, with only 1,100 places available.

NZ yacht crew arrested in Fiji after large quantity of ammunition found

Collaborative efforts with the Fiji Police and Navy led to the seizure.

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

'No guts' - Samoa PM slams Manu Samoa rugby team amid nine-Test losing streak

The threat comes as Manu Samoa face Germany for a place at next year's World Cup.

Pacific people speak about living with bowel cancer – 'It's hard to describe'

Māori and Pasifika people are more likely to die of bowel cancer than any other ethnic group.

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Almost 3000 people have lost their homes to lava or been forced to evacuate since eruptions started in early May.

Experts warn Kilauea eruption could last months with more than 600 homes destroyed

The volcano's summit collapsed yesterday, leading to an explosion and tall steam plume.

It is the latest move by a big supermarket chain on the use of plastic shopping bags.

Samoa looks to ban all single-use plastic

Samoa will look to ban all single-use plastic from January in the latest Government move to protect the country's oceans.

Drugs worth $US15m seized from yacht in Fiji

Police also found $US15,000 in undeclared cash, along with guns and ammunition.

Drunk driver crashes into Cook Islands parliament, takes out wall

This is the second time a car has crashed into the country's parliament.

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In the latest edition of Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver, 1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent wraps up the week's news from around the region.

Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver: History in Cook Islands election, and controversy at Utah graduation

1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent wraps up the week's news from around the region. 1 NEWS.

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