1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) aims to bring the best of New Zealand content to you via its contribution feed service Pasifika TV. We will keep you updated with the latest news and current affairs happening locally and from the Pacific.
Pacific leaders are paying tribute to the late Tongan prime minister, 'Akilisi Pōhiva, who died on Thursday.
The 78-year-old died in an Auckland hospital having been evacuated from Tonga on Wednesday with pneumonia.
On 3 September, Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) announced its expansion to the Pasifika TV service.
The service would move from an 8 hour per day contribution feed to a 24/7 channel feed, provide more training and equipment to local Pacific free-to-air broadcasters, as well as, resources to support local production in the region.
PCBL currently delivers its Pasifika TV service to 24 broadcasters across 13 Pacific countries and territories.
The Cook Islands traditional voyaging canoe, Marumaru Atua, has made a grand return to her resting place off Rarotonga.
In September 2017, the vaka was damaged by fire.
Extensive fundraising efforts led to the vessel being shipped to Auckland where she spent almost half a year being repaired.
One of its senior crew members, Sam Timoko, said it had been an honour to sail her home to Avana Point, and a very moving moment for all on board.
Media are a crucial part of the democratic process and accessibility to politicians is key to informing the public, say Pacific journalists visiting New Zealand.
Esther Pavihi from the Broadcasting Corporation of Niue (BCN) and Tiana Elle Haxton of the Cook Islands Television News and Radio Cook Islands (RAR CK) are spending two weeks with RNZ Pacific in Wellington as part of the PCBL Media Exchange.
Fiji plans to start broadcasting parliamentary committee meetings later this year.
FBC News reported the proceedings of standing committees will be televised starting later this year.
The Secretary-General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua, said the broadcasts will ensure people can see and hear for themselves submissions on proposed legislation.
She said committees could sit in camera - privately - if allowed by the Speaker.
Tupapa Maraerenga have all but confirmed their place in the OFC Champions League main draw after thrashing Lotoha'apai United 4-1 to make it two wins from two in the Qualifier event in the Cook Islands.
Jared Colligan put the home side ahead in the very first minute, after latching onto a cross inside the box, before Ben Mata doubled their advantage from the penalty spot six minutes later.