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04:20

Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver: Indonesian police apologise for use of snake in terrifying interrogation

Our Pacific correspondent also looks at a Fijian soldier who won compensation from the UK army for having to portray a Taliban fighter.

04:20
1 NEWS’ Pacific Correspondent brings you the latest news from around the region.

Barbara Dreaver’s Pacific Update: Meth epidemic sweeps Tonga, Fiji university students celebrate graduation

1 NEWS’ Pacific Correspondent brings you the latest news from around the region.

00:46
Authorities are struggling to stop the destructive drug from coming into the island nation.

1 NEWS special report: Tonga's children targeted by meth dealers looking to gain 'a client for life'

Since April a special drugs task-force set up to deal with the kingdom's meth problem has made 96 arrests.

03:58

Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver: Miss Pacific is crowned and Tongan tumbler makes headlines

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

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

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

03:21
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.

03:51
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.

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.

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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.

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