1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
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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.
Former Australia and Fiji rugby league international Lote Tuqiri believes the upcoming World Cup could be the most competitive yet.
The 38-year-old made his name in the 13-a-side game, winning NRL titles with the Brisbane Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs at both ends of his career and starring for Queensland, the Kangaroos and Fiji Bati, either side of an equally impressive stint in rugby union.
Tuvaluans in New Zealand are celebrating their fifth annual language week this week.
The theme for 2017 is 'fano ki mua kae sa puli tou iloga' meaning 'progress to thrive not forgetting your roots'.
For Pacific Media Network's Tuvalu programme producer Fala Haulangi, that is something she stands by having moved from her island of Nanumea to Nauru and then to Auckland in the 1980s for better opportunities.