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Tongan health authorities could re-vaccinate up to 20,000 people against the measles after it was discovered some historical vaccinations might not be effective. Audio
Tonga's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the country's National Rugby League, (TNRL), in terms of its control of the Mate Ma'a Tonga team.
Tonga's National Rugby League is launching legal action against the government following its suspension by the international governing body.
The Tonga National Rugby League board says it has been unfairly attacked publicly and the relationship with former coach Kristian Woolf became untenable.
First Person - As Tongan Language Week is celebrated this week in New Zealand, RNZ Pacific's News Editor Koro Vaka'uta reflects on his - mostly silent - journey as a Tongan in Aotearoa.
The idea of having accessible Pacific-wide eye care is no longer a pipe-dream and is creeping closer to reality thanks to a Suva-based institute with a multi-faceted approach to healthcare.
A small group of Pacific eye care specialists are determined to make a difference despite the challenge of a heavy workload, large areas to cover and often minimal resources at their disposal. Audio
The head of a trust set up to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world says the Pacific is leading the way for everyone else to follow.
Eye care specialists from around the Pacific will discuss the various challenges they face at a meeting in Fiji this week.
A Tongan doctor says he is studying to become an ophthalmologist because people on his island have to wait months for eye treatment.
As public discussion on climate change and ways to arrest its impact continue around the world, one of many low-lying atolls in the Pacific wrestles with the issue right now.
New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister says it's time to put Fiji's volatile political history in the past.
Lourdes Leon Guerrero is already a history-maker and now Guam's new governor wants to be known as an agent of change.
Government and community leaders are grappling with the rising cases of methamphetamine use in Tonga. Audio
A Samoan woman behind an innovative internship programme linking Pasifika to the public sector has been recognised in New Zealand's inaugural Public Service Medals.
A Pasifika business leader says collaboration with Māori is key to boosting his community's activity in New Zealand's private sector. Audio
Efforts are continuing to have Chuuk leave the Federated States of Mircronesia despite warnings its departure would adversely impact the island group. Audio
Opinion - The Kiwis name three World Cup Toa Samoa players in their team for this weekend's rugby league test against England and the reaction is interesting.
Pasifika entrepreneurs in New Zealand are hoping for more initiatives to get their people into business. Audio
A charity focused on providing eye care in the Pacific hopes collaboration will help to combat the broader threat of non-communicable diseases in the region. Video, Audio
The media industry is said to be in crisis, with some leading Pacific journalists describing a dire state of affairs when it comes to media freedom in the region. Audio
First Person - Cyclone Gita left a destructive path across Tonga destroying homes and crops but RNZ Pacific's Koro Vaka'uta found the island nation's people to be remarkably resilient.
It's been a week since Tonga's worst storm in decades, Cyclone Gita, hit the islands leaving hundreds homeless and others still struggling without power. Audio
Initially many thought the most significant thing about this term of government was that it was the first since an historic dissolution of the Tongan parliament, which triggered a snap election last…