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The last of the Bougainville presidential votes have been counted but electoral officials still have days of work ahead of them before the winner can be announced.
They need to do reconciliation and then start the elimination process, required under the proportional voting system used in Bougainville.
Currently, former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander, Ishmael Toroama, had a substantial lead of more than 8,000 votes over second placed Simon Dumarinu.
Palau President Tommy Remengesau has confirmed his country will host an in-person meeting among the leaders of Kiribati, Nauru, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.
Mr Remengesau said while details of the planned Micronesian Presidents' Summit were still being ironed out, the leaders were aiming to meet in October.
Samoa has approved a petition from the Tokelauan government to allow a special trip to the atolls to repatriate contract workers island as well as Samoans wanting to return home.
Approval had also been given to allow Tokelauan students to be repatriated from New Zealand and to travel directly to Tokelau after arrival in Samoa.
The approval was given by Cabinet this week along with other additions to the current Covid-19 State of Emergency orders.
More than 100 employees of Air Tahiti have agreed to accept voluntary redundacy as French Polynesia's flag carrier grapples with the downturn in tourism.
The carrier is to shed 13 pilots and 40 cabin crew as well as ground staff - six months after the airline suspended flights because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Air Tahiti Nui resumed flights to the US and France in July but services to Asia and New Zealand remain suspended.
The 2020 Oceania Sevens Championship is the latest sporting tournament to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The announcement follows confirmation last week that the Sydney and Hamilton legs of the World Sevens Series have also been axed.
Oceania Rugby General Manager Bruce Cook said scrapping the November tournament was unfortunate but the right decision, with the health and well-being of the players, officials and public their top priority.
Otara's largest Pacific health provider has partnered with Pacific churches in Auckland to offer support to families.
The South Seas Healthcare Clinic in Otara said the on-going effects of the pandemic continues to impact the Pacific community.