1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
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Papua New Guinea is determined to defend their Pacific Mini Games title this month, having topped the medal count in Wallis and Futuna four years ago.
93 athletes will compete for Team PNG across 10 sports in Vanuatu, including sprint queen Toea Wisil and Commonwealth Games weightlifting champion Steven Kari.
The Black Caps have fallen agonisingly short of claiming New Zealand's first one-day series win in India, after they were beaten by six runs in a thrilling third and final match in Kanpur.
New Zealand needed 15 runs off the final over to chase down a 338-run victory target, but a nerveless Bumrah conceded only seven while picking up his third wicket of the match to help India prevail in the runfest.
The All Black winger Rieko Ioane is a finalist in the world rugby awards having been nominated in the breakthrough player of the year category.
The other two finalists are Argentina winger Emiliano Boffelli and French centre Damian Penaud.
All Blacks winger Nehe Milner-Skudder won the award in 2015.
Ioane made his test debut last November with a try against Italy and has gone onto make his mark in the test arena with eight tries in as many starts.
The NZ First leader says deals with National and Labour are pretty much finalised.
Earlier, Bill English says he's satisfied with the agreement National has reached with New Zealand First but "we'll have to wait and see" who Winston Peters chooses.
National MPs are meeting in person at Parliament ahead of this afternoon's announcement from Winston Peters, who is poised to reveal which party he'll support.
Vanuatu and Fiji have won gold in the Oceania Intercontinental Hockey 5s, with comprehensive victories over Samoa in the men's and women's grand finals in Sydney.
Vanuatu thrashed the Samoan men 11-1, with captain Hiro Namu bagging five goals, while Lora Bukalidi scored twice as Fiji ran out comfortable 5-1 winners.
Solomon Islands outclassed Tonga 6-1 in the men's bronze medal match, John Levo and Jason Ifua scoring two goals apiece.
The Fiji netball team are treating a series of heavy defeats as a valuable learning experience.
The Pearls were beaten by Scotland 52-34, Wales 61-40, Northern Ireland 58-46 and England 94-31 in successive days at the European Championships in Cardiff.