Barbara Dreaver

'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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The village of Vunidogoloa has been relocated 2km inland, forcing residents to leave ancestral lands and family graves.

Watch: 'This area used to be a house' – 1 NEWS' Barbara Dreaver highlights shocking effects of climate change on Fiji

The village of Vunidogoloa has been relocated 2km inland, forcing residents to leave ancestral lands.

Barbara Dreaver, front at right, with her family as a child in Kiribati.

Opinion: Fiji is stepping up where New Zealand has failed Kiribati on climate change

For 1 NEWS journalist Barbara Dreaver, climate change is not about statistics - it's about the faces of family.

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Documents leaked to 1 NEWS show a rocky alliance over the years.

Exclusive: Calls for commission of enquiry into New Zealand's relationship with Tokelau

Documents leaked to 1 NEWS show a rocky alliance over the years.

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The Prime Minister's office says the Bluesky Transmission Centre's a write-off.

Fire wipes out Cook Islands mobile phone service

The fire has taken down the mobile core network - and it may be weeks before it's restored.

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Fero will start operations next week in the Apia and is urging other businesses to do the same.

'Best kept secret in manufacturing' - Auckland wiring manufacturer shifting offshore operations from China to Samoa

Fero will start operations next week in Apia and is urging other businesses to do the same.

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A recent study found Pacific Islanders have particularly high levels of mercury due to their fish-rich diet.

Mercury levels found in fish prompt island nations to crack down on industrial emissions

A recently study found Pacific Islanders have particularity high levels of mercury mainly due to their rich fish diet.

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A recent study found Pacific Islanders have particularly high levels of mercury due to their fish-rich diet.

Island nations push for crack down on industrial emissions in bid to reduce levels of mercury found in fish

A study found Pacific Islanders have high levels of mercury due to their fish-rich diet.

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Thousands of people are camped out on the coastlines of a Vanuatu Island as fears its volcano will erupt.

Rumbling Vanuatu volcano drives thousands to island's coast for mass evacuation

Many aren't waiting around for the government to finalise plans to get 11,000 people off Ambae.

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The centre's temporary closure follows a damning Education Review Office report and a dispute that's divided the community.

Families and staff left in limbo after Auckland Fijian early childhood centre closes doors

The closure has left the families of 21 children and seven staff in limbo.

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The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

Auckland Zoo helps last ditch bid to save Samoa's national bird

The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

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The region is being asked to do its bit as the international community aims to increase pressure on the rogue state.

Pacific nations agree to remove North Korean ships from their registries

The region is being asked to do its bit as the international community aims to increase pressure on the rogue state.

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1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver analyses King Tupou VI's sacking of Akilisi Pohiva.

Fears of violence in Tonga after King Tupou VI dismisses PM Akilisi Pohiva and dissolves Parliament

A lack of democracy was one of the main causes of riots in 2006 which resulted in the capital Nuku'alofa being torched.

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Hans Dalton suffered from a mental illness and was found dead upside down in a water drum in 2012.

Auckland family demands answers over man's death at Samoan prison

Hans Dalton suffered from a mental illness and was found dead upside down in a water drum in 2012.

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The plot 18 years ago killed one of his cabinet ministers.

Samoa's PM reveals he was target of assassination plot in new book

The plot 18 years ago killed one of Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi's cabinet ministers.

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The suspects are believed to have been involved in a $20 million fraud scandal.

Watch: Police carry out raid in joint Chinese-Fiji operation to net suspected fraudsters

The suspects are believed to have been involved in a $20 million fraud scandal.

More than 70 flown back to China from Fiji over fraud ring

The crimes involve an alleged illegal online gambling and lottery gang.

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has been in Honiara marking the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission.

NZ Government putting $6m into mulitpurpose hall to help keep Solomon Islands youth off the streets

Nearly 70 per cent of the population is aged between 15-25 with more than half unemployed.

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The regional intervention force is being withdrawn after 14 years.

Former rebel commander giving ex-criminals a second chance with jobs in Solomon Islands

Jimmy Lusibaea is now a member of parliament and a leading businessman.

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Paula Bennett is visiting the capital Honiara and will join Pacific leaders to mark the end of RAMSI.

Opinion: Time for RAMSI to leave Solomons - but it leaves behind uncertainty

Ask the general population about the task force and most will tell you how they value it and the fear they hold for when it withdraws this week.

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Paula Bennett is visiting the capital Honiara and will join Pacific leaders to mark the end of RAMSI.

Fears as regional defence intervention ends in the Solomon Islands

After 14 years the Pacific's biggest regional defence intervention is withdrawing.

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