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Young authors launch a book promoting South Auckland

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is true for the 11 students who captured a glimpse of South Auckland in a new book titled Where I live. The Year 8 students, from St Mary Mackillop Catholic School in Māngere East, published their first book this week, sharing positive stories and memories […]

Mana Moana dance group to make their debut at the World Youth Forum

'Pou', a Pasifika contemporary piece choreographed by Samoan dancer Xavier Breed, has been selected to be performed at the World Youth Forum in Egypt.

TP+ Meet 13-year-old Jiu Jitsu champion Desire Talia Pologa

Competing around New Zealand and overseas, Desire Talia Pologa has been training and competing in Jiu Jitsu for 7 years - and she's not afraid to take on the boys on the mat.

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, Tessa Temata, passes away

Press release: New Zealand Government New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, Tessa Temata, died in Palmerston North over the weekend, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today. Ms Temata, 52, had recently returned to New Zealand for medical treatment. “On behalf of the Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, we extend […]

Samoa measles epidemic: death toll reaches 70

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 4,693 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 112 recorded in the last 24 hours. There are currently 159 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities. Of this, 120 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital […]

Samoa measles update with 1 NEWS’ Barbara Dreaver

We spoke to 1 News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver this morning following Samoa's nationwide shutdown. While 89% of the the Samoan population is now immunised against measles, the situation is by no means over."We are yet to see, I think, the full impact on this country's children."

Samoa’s nationwide shutdown

The Samoan Government shut down for two days this week to carry out their immunisation campaign. For many people in New Zealand, travel plans to the region have been cancelled, as they weigh up the risks of travelling to Samoa.

Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll at 65

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 4,460 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started.  There were 103 recorded in the last 24 hours. There are currently 165 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities.  Of this, 124 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital […]

How to stay safe in the water this summer

Pacific people account for the second highest drowning fatalities in Auckland. John Pulu talks with water safety experts about tips to stay safe in the water.