Barbara Dreaver

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

Fiji bracing for category 3 Cyclone Keni

It's set to be the second cyclone to hit Fiji in just days.

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The delegation were met with bright colours and dancing.

Opinion: Jacinda Ardern held her own in the Pacific and brought her own style to the role

1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver said as a young, pregnant unmarried woman, the Prime Minister was going to challenge some.

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It's been a long-time irritant to Cook Islanders that to be eligible for their full pension back home they have to live in NZ for five years over the age of 50.

NZ pensions portable back to Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau by January 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement today in Rarotonga.

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Nearly 250,000 people in New Zealand have type two diabetes with around 4000 of them progressing to kidney failure.

Rate of Pacific Islanders and Maori needing treatment for diabetes slowing

Nearly 250,000 people in New Zealand have type two diabetes.

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It's believed up to 15,000 Tongans have diabetes, but the Pacific nation is putting its resources into reducing critical levels of largely-preventable type-two diabetes.

'I just pray' – Tongan diabetes patients face death sentence as Kingdom won't fund costly dialysis centre

It's believed up to 15,000 Tongans have diabetes, but the Pacific nation is putting its resources into reducing critical levels of largely-preventable type-two diabetes.

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A state of emergency has been declared.

State of emergency declared in Tonga as Kingdom braces for Cyclone Gita

It is bracing for a possible direct hit from a super cyclone.

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Over 90 people remain missing as the first reports of survival – and loss – are starting to emerge from the sunken ferry MV Butiraoi.

'Prayed with them until they died' - stories of survival and loss as seven return from sunken Kiribati ferry

In the first interview with Radio Kiribati, a survivor told how he had to watch his two children dying over several days.

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Only seven survivors have been found and family members have attended a church service in Auckland.

Opinion: How many more preventable disasters do we need to see in the Pacific?

1 NEWS Pacific correspndent Barbara Dreaver says the Kiribati ferry disaster again shows resources for domestic shipping and ferry services are appalling in the Pacific.

Ten primary school children among 80-plus people missing on Kiribati ferry

Only seven survivors have been found so far with hope fading to find any more.

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UN specialists are in Auckland meeting with pacific health leaders desperate to eliminate the rapidly increasing number of cases.

Hopes new app will help Pacific nations battling dengue fever

In Samoa five people have died and there’s been more than 1700 cases in a current dengue outbreak.

'This is a miracle!' Tonga's oiled-up flag-bearer from Rio qualifies for Winter Olympics as cross country skier

Pita Taufatofua turned heads in 2016 - he's about to do it again in PyeongChang.

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Canberra has accused Beijing of funding useless projects in the Pacific.

Australia moving to heal rift with Pacific Island neighbours over China's influence in the region

Canberra has accused Beijing of funding useless projects in the Pacific.

Papua New Guinea flag.

Ninety-seven people in PNG found guilty of multiple sorcery-related murders

Among the seven victims were children aged three and five.

'It means playing for my family' – young Samoan rugby stars turning back on NZ for land of their ancestors

Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.

Samoan Prime Minister compares Manu Samoa rugby team to 'slaves being fed to the lions' ahead of England Test

The Samoan rugby union is engaged in a funding row with the game's governing body.

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Staff at Best Pacific Institute of Education were told today that they are out of a job, and students are also in limbo.

'We are shocked' – funding cut to Pasifika training provider forces it to close down

Staff at Best Pacific Institute of Education are out of a job, with students also in limbo.

South Dakota Senator Craig Tieszen

US state senator drowns in Rarotonga while trying to save brother-in-law

Senator Craig Tieszen raced out to save his brother-in-law after his kayak capsized.

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