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02:20

Samoan family tells of lucky escape as child hospitalised with measles

One family has managed to escape the heartbreak of the measles crisis in Samoa.

00:30

Watch: All Blacks Sevens huddle with Samoa players before Dubai match for moment in honour of measles victims

The two squads put their sporting rivalry aside to show solidarity for those fighting for their lives in the Pacific.

04:05

Thousands vaccinated in mass immunisation campaign in Samoa

The measles death toll has now climbed to 65 in the last 24 hours.

04:05

Parents helpless as children struggle at Samoan village stricken by deadly measles outbreak

The children are among thousands infected with the disease as the nation comes to a standstill.

Brisbane Broncos re-sign breakout Tongan star Kotoni Staggs

Staggs starred in Tonga's historic win over the Kangaroos.

Tongan star Michael Jennings to stay in the NRL through until 2021

The centre will end his NRL career at the Eels.

Motive unknown for US sailor who killed two comrades and himself at Hawaii naval base

The shooting happened yesterday, just days before Pearl Harbour's national memorial.

02:49

Another baby dies as Samoa measles death toll climbs to 63

The Pacific nation is in the second day of a government shut down as mass vaccination efforts continue.

Samoa Sevens team don black arm bands, hold minute's silence in honour of measles victims

The Samoan team took the field alone in Dubai, as they remembered those battling for their lives back home.

07:25

Samoa shuts down for second day as fight against deadly measles epidemic continues

Health workers will be scrambling to vaccinate as many people as possible.

05:18

Anti-vax groups swamp Samoan government's online pages during massive vaccination campaign

In one post, a person can be seen recommending a supposed measles cure - with no medical evidence backing it up.

00:53

Samoan towns resemble ghost town as mass vaccination campaign gets underway

Everything came to a standstill today as medical teams spread out to vaccinate as many people as possible.

01:25

People of Samoa 'heartbroken, disappointed' over ODT measles cartoon

1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver is on the ground in Apia and she's seen and heard the effect the cartoon has had.

'We got it wrong' - Otago Daily Times prints apology over cartoon mocking Samoa measles crisis

As of yesterday, the death toll in Samoa was at 60 - most are children with 52 under the age of four.

'I totally refused' - Fatal botched vaccine in Samoa was against parents' wishes, family reveal

Locals have been reluctant to get vaccinated after the 2018 tragedy where two babies died.

00:44

Jacinda Ardern outraged by reports that Samoan toddler was turned down for measles jab in NZ

Ms Ardern also joined the chorus of condemnation over the cartoon in the ODT.

05:22

Opinion: I've seen the pain of Samoan mothers who have lost babies - the ODT's cartoon betrayed a nation in mourning

Garrick Tremain's cartoon displayed "breath-taking stupidity", writes our Pacific correspondent.

02:45

Measles death toll rises to 60 in Samoa with five deaths in past 24 hours

Of the 60 that have died, 52 were under the age of four.

ODT Samoa measles cartoon 'a slap in the face to grieving families' - Race Relations Commissioner

Meng Foon say Garrick Tremain's drawing "shows very poor judgement".

Otago Daily Times cartoonist not sorry for measles drawing labelled racist, but can understand why people are upset

Garrick Tremain's cartoon sparked an immediate backlash online - being labelled racist, heartless and insensitive.

Auckland clinic refused to immunise toddler against measles the day before he returned to Samoa, say family

His godfather says the boy wasn't immunised because he didn't have a NZ passport.

Toddler's measles death in Samoa: 'Unfortunately the Lord called him'

After losing their 18-month-old son to the disease, the family are pleading for people to immunise.

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