1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
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Pita Taufatofua has become just the second Tongan athlete ever to qualify for the Winter Olympics.
The 34-year-old admitted to a big feeling of relief after he booked his ticket to Pyeongchang in the final race of his cross country skiing qualification campaign in Iceland over the weekend.
Linden Estate Winery Leader of the Year Winner - Caren Rangi (Ei Mua Consulting)
The recipient of this award has achieved and contributed more than many accountants twice her age. She contributes an astounding number of hours through her service on various governance boards and combines her passion and considerable expertise to add value to Pacific communities, the local Hawkes Bay community and the wider New Zealand community.
The Papua New Guinea Government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government have announced several resolutions ahead of the vote on independence in 2019.
The governments last week held a meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body, which is charged with helping implement the Peace Agreement.
The resolutions include appointing an internationally recognised person as the chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission.
Samoa has appealed to the International Weightlifting Federation after one of their lifters tested positive for using a banned substance.
Iuniarra Sipaia won a bronze medal in the women's over 90kg category at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan in September but was subsequently suspended for using triamcinolone acetonide.
New Caledonia begins the second week of competition at the Mini Games with a commanding lead atop the medals table.
Les Cagous added six more gold medals to their tally on Saturday to take their total haul to 24.
The French territory won a further three gold medals in karate, the women's doubles in table tennis and the men's and women's individual titles in golf.
Fiji and Solomon Islands are both demanding improvements from their players in today's men's football clash at the Mini Games in Vanuatu.
The Fijians thrashed Tuvalu 8-0 in Saturday's opening round, while Solomon Islands racked up the same scoreline against Tonga.
Fiji coach Christophe Gamel said despite the lopsided scoreline they made a number of big mistakes, which they couldn't afford to repeat against the Bonitos.