1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
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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.
Some parts of Samoa are still under water following Tropical Cyclone Gita as emergency services struggle to clear roads and put back power on.
Cyclone Gita wrought significant damage in both Samoa and American Samoa.
Niue was spared the full force of Gita when it curved around Niue Saturday night.
The Samoa government announced that schools will be closed for the next few days because of the flood major damage caused by Gita.
Tonga's sole representative at the Winter Olympics is not feeling any added pressure to perform in Pyeongchang.
Pita Taufatofua will compete in the men's 15 km freestyle in cross-country skiing on Friday, little over a year after putting on a pair of skis for the first time.