1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.
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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.
The Pacific Games Association of Samoa says it intends to appoint an Organising Committee for the 2019 Pacific Games as soon as possible.
Samoa was announced as the Games host four weeks ago, after Tonga pulled out in July, citing financial concerns.
President of the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee, Patrick Fepuleai, said a lot needs to be achieved in a short space of time.
Opinion - The Māori Party has endured a miserable election, ousted from Parliament with the loss of the Waiariki seat - but the party's venture into Pacific politics is a story which shouldn't be overlooked.
A group of aspiring Pacific politicians approached Māori Party and its president Tukoroirangi Morgan earlier this year and a deal was subsequently brokered.
Under the banner One Pacific, they committed to contest some general electorates as part of the Māori Party.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters he will be talking to colleagues "over the next few days" about which party he will support.
On last night's results, National, with a likely 58 seats, and Labour-Greens with 52 seats between them, would need Mr Peters to form a government.
Both National and Labour parties are starting attempts to form a government.
The New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has held onto his WBO belt.
Parker has scored a majority points decision over Briton Hughie Fury in their 12 round title fight in Manchester.
Two judges had Parker winning 118-110, while the third had it 114-all.
All of the rounds were even with Parker unable to land the knockout blow while Fury spent the fight on the back foot to keep out of trouble.
He did however stay in contention with his jab.