Barbara Dreaver

02:22
The song called Jacinda New Star in the Sky clearly delighted the Prime Minister.

Barbara Dreaver on the Pacific Islands' Forum: 'Da plane, da plane' - if Jacinda Ardern hadn't shown up we would have been penalised for it down the line

"New Zealand cannot afford to tread with the same ignorance Australia does as it blunders through the region," writes 1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver.

02:30
Detention centres and challenges to democracy means there is an edge to this regional forum.

Leaders begin arriving at contentious Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

The annual meeting for 18 Pacific leaders has kicked off to an uneasy start, Barbara Dreaver reports.

Private Fiji island linked to high profile US court case involving suspected sex cult NXIVM

Wakaya Island is 80 per cent owned by billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman.

02:15
Family members looking after elderly Pasifika at the end of their lives aren’t getting the help they need.

Family members caring for elderly Pasifika at end of life not getting help - study

A study outlines the challenges facing those who give up their own lives to care for their loved ones.

01:56
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.

injecting injection vaccine vaccination medicine flu man doctor insulin health drug influenza concept - stock image

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.

01:46
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.

03:53
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.

00:44

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.

04:01
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.

01:55
Rick Houenipwela is on his first official visit to New Zealand.

Solomon Islands PM reveals fears about China’s growing influence in the Pacific

Rick Houenipwela is on his first official visit to New Zealand.

04:54
Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver looks into the abuse of West Papuans by Indonesia.

Why is New Zealand and the world turning its back on human rights abuses in West Papua?

Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver looks into the abuse of West Papuans by Indonesia.

02:01
The suburb of Otara has a rough reputation but some residents are instilling a bit of community spirit.

Low decile South Auckland support group having inspiring results

The suburb of Otara has a rough reputation but some residents are instilling a bit of community spirit.

03:35
Both the company involved – Global Fibre8 – and the Far North District Council are being taken to court over the issue.

Exclusive: Commerce Commission investigating 'flawed' wall panels that have left people devastated

Two houses in Northland have been demolished after the product caused cracks.

03:40

'Deeply flawed' wall panel system expands internationally

The K3T wall panels, made in China and sold by Global Fibre8, have resulted in two houses in Northland being demolished.

04:10

Exclusive: 'Deeply flawed' wall system being sold to unsuspecting Kiwis by Auckland-based Cook Islands group

Families have been left devastated after using K3T panels distributed by Global Fibre8, a product which experts say is flawed.

02:13
A man was shot dead and a woman was shot and injured on May 1.

Mangere murder: Victim was warned that a hit had been ordered on him by another gang in Australia

Word on the street is that two Tongans flew from Australia to New Zealand to execute Eplahame Tu'uheava, writes 1 NEWS' Barbara Dreaver.

Outrage as Tourism Fiji mistakenly translates 'toilet' to indigenous word for church

The social media post, which has since been deleted, infuriated locals and the opposition leader.

Vanuatu volcanic island evacuating for second time in six months as suffocating ash rains down from above

Ambae's 11,000 residents have just returned home after last year's evacuation in October land are now preparing to move again.

loading error

refresh