1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent brings you the latest from around the region.
"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.
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.
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.
Australia’s public broadcaster says it's outraged at the banning.
Families have been left devastated after using K3T panels distributed by Global Fibre8, a product which experts say is flawed.
Word on the street is that two Tongans flew from Australia to New Zealand to execute Eplahame Tu'uheava, writes 1 NEWS' Barbara Dreaver.
Ambae's 11,000 residents have just returned home after last year's evacuation in October land are now preparing to move again.