Pasifika Editor, NZ Herald
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Samoa seeks help from NZ for its youngest Covid patient
Samoa is seeking medical help for its youngest Covid patient, a 1-year-old girl.
Cheating death: Recovering rugby star and wife's new life in island paradise
'When you come close to death, you think about what kind of life you want to be living'.
Lauding the rings: How Tongan designer's mum inspired jewellery passion project
'I looked around ... no brown face in this space. So I thought: It should be me.'
Introducing Talanoa: Shining a light on Pasifika people and their stories
The Herald's Pasifika editor, Vaimoana Tapaleao, talks about the new section: Talanoa.
Efeso Collins: The Samoan boy from Ōtara now running for mayor
Fa'anana Efeso Collins is hoping to become Auckland City's next mayor.
Funding boost for Māori and Pasifika health providers to help Covid families
The Government has announced $140 million will go to assist affected whānau.
Pasifika Festival cancelled, PolyFest scaled back as Covid cases surge
Auckland's largest Pacific festivals are being cancelled or scaled back next month.
Krispy Kreme and Gucci store linked to suspected Omicron cases
Four new Auckland locations of interest have been linked to suspected Omicron cases.
Locations of interest: Auckland Airport domestic terminal visited by Covid case
More locations of interest linked to Omicron cases continue to be released.
300+ residents, staff at Omicron-linked retirement home test negative
Has Omicron spread further in the community overnight?
Omicron locations of interest: Auckland airport bus rides, Motueka supermarket
Two new locations of interest, including one in Auckland, have been identified.
'It just led me to spiral': Mike King's daughter Tekay on mental health battle
Tekay King, daughter of Mike King, is speaking out after attempting to take her own life.
Queues taking four hours to process as generous public turn out for Tonga
The aid is from a trust set up for the purpose of disaster relief in the Pacific.
RNZAF Hercules aid flight is due to arrive in Tonga in a few hours
An aid flight from New Zealand is due to touch down in Tonga later this afternoon.
Tonga approves arrival of two NZ navy vessels with supplies
HMNZS Wellington and HMNZS Aotearoa expected to arrive in Tonga by Friday.
'Unprecedented disaster': 15m waves, three deaths confirmed in Tonga tsunami
More help is on its way to Tonga, as officials reveal the scale of devastation.
Contact of Omicron-infected MIQ worker tests positive, 14 new cases today
There are 30 people in hospital with the virus.
RNZAF Hercules aid flight to Tonga delayed due to ash on runway
'An air drop option was considered, but was not the preference of the Tongan authorities.'
'Getting back critical information': NZ Orion due to arrive in Tonga
Prime Minister says New Zealand is ready to help the people of Tonga.
Live: RNZAF Orion departs for ash-covered Tonga, fears in NZ for loved ones
'Mum's been crying and singing and crying again.'
Tonga eruption: Tongan community in NZ 'anxious' for news and call for aid
Calls for aid to be sent to Tonga after devastating eruption and large waves
'I felt it pop': Doctor missed cockroach crawling about in man's ear
Zane Wedding thought he had water in his ear. Then it started 'moving around'.
27 Covid cases in community, 33 in MIQ; 35 people in hospital
Today's Covid cases are in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Wellington.
Holiday road toll ends with 17 people killed on our roads
Seventeen people died on New Zealand roads over the holiday period.
Aucklanders told to expect 'significant heat' this week as temperatures rise
Drink plenty of water - it's going to be another scorcher.
'This virus is quite clearly not done with us yet' - Bloomfield
New Zealand's first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been found in MIQ.
We've done it! NZ reaches 90% full vaccination milestone
New Zealand has reached 90 per cent full vaccination coverage.
Tropical Cyclone Ruby expected to miss NZ, but will bring more heavy rain
Tropical Cyclone Ruby is not forecast to hit New Zealand directly, but will bring rain.
Escape from Auckland: Expect delays if travelling by road, air as borders lift
Aucklanders heading out of the city tonight can expect delays as boundaries are removed.
Live: 103 cases; new Chch, Ōpōtiki, Akl care home worker infections
There has been a steady decline in new case numbers in recent days.
Live: Day one in traffic light system 'a step into the unknown'
The traffic light system is all go, officially, today.