1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
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Pasifika TV brings coverage of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to the Pacific.
The New Zealand government-funded Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) has secured the broadcasting rights for Pasifika TV to share coverage of the Gold Coast, Commonwealth Games 2018 (GC2018), with Pacific free-to air broadcasters in Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu.
It was a week of potently strong insect repellent, woven flax fans, and to put it bluntly - sweat.
Jacinda Ardern has completed a whirlwind trip of the Pacific Islands, stopping in Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands.
It was her first trip as Prime Minister, where she took the chance to meet with all the heads of the countries.
At every island there was a visit to some sort of school and it was in these moments that Ms Ardern shone the most.
Papua New Guinea take on the two-time world champions, the West indies, tonight at the World Cup Cricket Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
The Barramundis must win the match to have any hope of staying alive in the competition and eventual qualification for next year's World Cup, after consecutive defeats against the United Arab Emirates and Ireland.
New Zealand's prime minister has announced $US4.7 million ($NZ 6.5 million) in extra funding to boost employment and investment in small businesses in Samoa.
Jacinda Ardern is visiting Apia as part of her Pacific Missions trip which also includes legs in Tonga, Niue and the Cook Islands.
New Zealand's Auckland City FC and Fiji's Lautoka FC are through to the OFC Champions League football quarterfinals after confirming themselves as the top two in Group C at Auckland's Trusts Arena yesterday
Auckland were too good for Madang beating the Papua New Guinea side 5-0, while Samuela Drudru was the hero for Lautoka, scoring two second half goals including a 92nd minute winner to beat Tahiti's AS Venus 2-1 and send his side to the playoffs.
The Red Cross says several houses have already been destroyed in Tonga, with the full force of Cyclone Gita yet to hit.
The storm was expected to be upgraded to a category five in the early hours of the morning.
It was moving west northwest and expected to move slowly away from Tonga through the night and head towards the southern part of Fiji.