1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver said as a young, pregnant unmarried woman, the Prime Minister was going to challenge some.
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.
In the first interview with Radio Kiribati, a survivor told how he had to watch his two children dying over several days.
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.
Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.
The village of Vunidogoloa has been relocated 2km inland, forcing residents to leave ancestral lands.
Fero will start operations next week in Apia and is urging other businesses to do the same.
Community clinics are making a vital difference to saving sight.
A recently study found Pacific Islanders have particularity high levels of mercury mainly due to their rich fish diet.