Flooding has closed polling stations in parts of Fiji, affecting thousands.

Bad weather hits historic Fijian election with 17 polling stations closed by flooding

About 6100 people would be unable to vote because of the heavy rain according to local reports.

Watch: Hundreds cheer Fiji's opposition leader, now cleared to stand in election

Sitiveni Rabuka has had an electoral fraud appeal against him dismissed.

PM Frank Bainimarama is facing off against another former coup leader, who says it's not an equal playing field.

Fijian political parties, leaders up campaigning efforts as general election looms

Frank Bainimarama is facing another former coup leader, who says it's not an equal playing field.

The battered county is still recovering from cyclone Gita nine months ago.

Cyclone season has started and Tonga isn't ready

Many in the battered county are still homeless nine months after cyclone Gita hit.

Scott Morrison says he’s open to sending refugees here, if they’re never allowed back in Australia

Australia's PM under increasing pressure to evacuate asylum-seeker children from Nauru

"We're not going to do it by showboating and grandstanding," Scott Morrison told reporters.

1 NEWS’ Pacific correspondent brings us the latest from around the region.

Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver: Tonga full of national pride thanks to royal tour, league Test

1 NEWS’ Pacific correspondent brings us the latest from around the region.

Some of the vets the Duke of Sussex met with today served with the British Armed Forces.

Opinion: Fiji basking in the feel good factor of Prince Harry and Meghan's visit

Nicole Bremner reflects on the love affair between the royals and the Fijian people.


Watch: Meghan Markle leaves tag on striking red dress, but delights Tongans with colour choice upon arrival in kingdom

The duchess committed a minor fashion faux pas, but still delighted those who came to see her.

Pacific Islands design for Wellington war memorial unveiled

The memorial for Pukeahu National War Memorial Park takes the form of a conch shell.

The Duke of Sussex wore a figure hugging light blue caped stunner by British label Safiyaa.

Harry and Meghan to spend final day in Fiji before heading to Tonga

There was a dramatic moment of the duchess when a trip to a Suva market was cut short.

Watch: Meghan Markle's Fiji market visit cut short due to 'crowd management issues'

The Duchess of Sussex was to spend 15 minutes at the Suva Municipal Market, but left after just six minutes.

Some of the vets the Duke of Sussex met with today served with the British Armed Forces.

Prince Harry pays tribute to Fijian war vets at solemn Suva ceremony

The ceremony took place today, on the royal couple's first full day on the island.

The pregnant royal cut a dashing figure in her Safiyaa dress, 1 NEWS’ Nicole Bremner says.

Glamorous Meghan Markle shows off her baby bump in 'Fiji blue' gown during state reception

On the first day of their royal visit to Fiji, the Duchess of Sussex wore the Safiyaa dress while attending a lavish black tie reception with Prince Harry.

The crowd went wild with cheers and laughter as the Duke of Sussex downed the brew in one.

Fiji President pays tribute to Princess Diana during reception for Harry and Meghan in Suva

Jioji Konrote said Diana would be proud of the man her son had become.

General view of Mt Smart.
Tonga v Australia. International Rugby League test match. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 20 October 2018 © Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Opinion: Donuts and the kindness of strangers - Tongan fans show they're a crowd like no other

An unforgettable night at Mt Smart made even more so by the generosity of those in the sea of red.

Tonga's Sika Manu celebrates the win. Kiwis v Tonga, Rugby League World Cup, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand. Saturday, 11 November, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Tonga captain says watching YouTube clips of teammates ‘doing some damage’ has upped his own game

Sika Manu will lead Mate Ma'a Tonga against Australia today in Auckland.

Mate Ma'a Tonga face Australia for the very first time this weekend.

'We are hopeful we can deliver' - Tonga in line for more Test matches after Mt Smart sellout

Asia Pacific Rugby League bosses will meet to discuss the future of the international game.

Tui Lolohea and Andrew Fifita are grateful for the fanatical support their side receives.

League fans sell out Auckland's Mt Smart stadium for Tonga-Australia clash

Historic showdown proves a bigger drawcard than last week's poorly attended trans-Tasman Test.

Players of Tonga bow to their supporters after the match. 2017 Rugby League World Cup Semi Final, England v Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 25 November 2017 © Copyright Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Criticism over taxpayer funding for MPs' trip to Mate Ma'a Tonga match

A corporate box at Mt Smart has been paid for as well as MPs' allowances and accommodation.

New Zealand will spend $3 million on essential services for refugees in Manus Island and Nauru detention centres.

Aussie PM reportedly open to accepting New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees from Nauru

It depends on a "lifetime ban" bill, which would prevent refugees settled in a third country entering the country, passing.

Solomone Kata.
Tonga Rugby league training ahead of their match against Australia this weekend. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. New Zealand. Monday 15 October 2018 © Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Tonga leave out Hurrell, pick Kata for landmark clash against the Kangaroos

Star-studded Mate Ma'a side to face Australian team unchanged from the loss to Kiwis.

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