A judge says he hopes a cannabis grower who burned down a house about to be confiscated from him has put his criminal ways behind him.

NEW ZEALAND – The family of a young Tongan father killed in a gang suspected shooting in Mangere on Tuesday fear for their lives as the gunmen remain on the loose.

SAMOA – A top Chinese diplomat says the relationship between China and Samoa has become the model for Beijing’s co-operation with Pacific Island countries.

SAMOA – Samoa’s Rugby World Cup hopes face another major hit after World Rugby delayed their upcoming qualifiers.

NEW CALEDONIA – Strategic ties and the “Indo-Pacific axis” were high on the agenda when French President Emmanuel Macron met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney this week.

NEW CALEDONIA – Two opinion polls published by media outlets in New Caledonia show that a majority is against independence from France.

NEW CALEDONIA – A leading New Caledonian anti-independence politician says the territory is too small to assume all the powers of an independent state.

NEW ZEALAND – Pacific Island midwives in New Zealand are among hundreds who joined a march in Wellington today to get fair wages and working conditions.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 04/05/2018

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