1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
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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.
Fijian language week is being celebrated across New Zealand this week.
This year's theme is 'my language, learn it, speak it, live it' with the language considered a core component of Fijian culture.
University of Auckland's teaching fellow, Tarisi Vunidilo, said with the consistent growth of the Fijian community in New Zealand, it is important for New Zealanders to also embrace the week.
The Organising Committee for the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu have donated to the thousands of people forced to evacuate Ambae Island.
The Fiji Pearls have been outclassed 52-34 by Scotland in their opening match at the Netball Europe Open Championships in Cardiff.
The eighth ranked Fijians trailed 15-5 after the opening quarter, 26-14 at half-time and 41-23 heading into the final period against the 12th-ranked Thistles.
The Pearls lost two home tests against South Africa last month and will also face Wales and England over the next two days.
The Solomon Islands men's team and New Zealand women's team continue to set the pace after two days of competition at OFC Youth Futsal Tournament in Auckland.
Solomon Islands edged New Caledonia 3-2 on Thursday morning, in a top of the table clash, before thrashing Samoa 8-0 to make it four straight wins.
Baby Kurukuru coach Stanley Puairana was excited to secure another six points but has already turned his focus on his team's last day of matches.