Barbara Dreaver presents a special daily bulletin COVID19: Pacific Update for the latest information across 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.
UNICEF says vaccination programmes for children in the Pacific have made significant progress, but great challenges remain.
The United Nations children's agency says most of the region's countries have reached, or are close to reaching, a target of 90 percent of children immunised against serious illnesses.
But an estimated 1,700 children in the Pacific still die because of vaccine-preventable illnesses.
Fiji are one win away from a place at the Netball World Cup after outclassing the Cook Islands 55-38 in Auckland last night.
The Pearls made it two wins from two at the Oceania qualifiers, joining Samoa atop the competition standings.
Prior to this week Fiji had not won a match at international level since 2015 and coach Vicki Wilson said the confidence a win brings to a team is amazing.
The Commonwealth Games have concluded with the Pacific recording their best medal haul in 16 years.
Weightlifting led the way with 11 medals while boxing, lawn bowls, athletics, rugby sevens and beach volleyball combined for another seven.
The Pacific won 18 medals on the Gold Coast, their best return since winning 21 at the 2002 Games in Manchester.
Vanuatu is celebrating a second Commonwealth Games medal after their women's beach volleyball team beat Cyprus in the playoff for bronze.
Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu were in complete control at Coolangatta Beach, winning in straight sets 21-14 21-10.
After playing together on the Beach Volleyball World Tour, in the Pacific Games and at World Championships, Linline Matauatu said they didn't feel any added pressure with a medal on the line.
Cook Islands lawn bowls pair have won the country's first ever Commonwealth Games medal.
The duo of Taiki Paniani and New Zealand born Aidan Zittersteijn beat Malta 17-11 in the bronze medal match in the men's pair's bronze medal match.
SOURCE: TVNZ ONE NEWS - SPORT
Steven Kari has won the Pacific's first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with a record-breaking lift on the Gold Coast.
Defending the men's 94kg weightlifting title he won in Glasgow, the Papua New Guinean trailed Canada's Boady Santavy by 14kgs after the snatch.
But he responded in stunning fashion to lift 216kg in the clean and jerk, shattering the Commonwealth record by six kilograms and the Games record by 11 in a dramatic finish at Carrara Sports Arena.