China’s Foreign Minister is due to stop in eight Pacific nations on the 10-day trip.
China wants the nations to endorse the agreements that cover everything from security to fisheries.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is leading a tour through the region from Thursday, beginning with the hotspot Solomon Islands.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to visit Kiribati on Friday for four hours as part of a Pacific tour to strengthen security ties in the region.
The pact has raised fears of a possible Chinese naval base on the doorstep of Australia and New Zealand.
Crew on an Orion aircraft spotted one of the boats as they were tasked with locating another. One of the boats had an 11-year-old child on board.
The finding comes amid a host of "surprising and unexpected" discoveries about the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai's January 15 eruption.
Tonga will be part of the Pacific Nations Cup alongside Samoa, Australia A and hosts Fiji in July.
1News’ Barbara Dreaver has the latest news from around the Pacific.
The fund will finance projects such as rebuilding Tonga Rugby Union's offices and high-performance gym as well as the rehabilitation of rugby grounds.
The Super Rugby try-scoring wizard will be up against many of the players he watched as a child in Fiji.
The accident last Wednesday also claimed the life of one of Sam Basil's protection officers.
1News’ Barbara Dreaver has the latest news from around the Pacific region.
1News’ Barbara Dreaver has the latest news from the Pacific region.
The Prime Minister said vaccination rates and borders opening in neighbouring countries influenced the decision.
The Highlanders have come back from being down 24-17 at halftime to claim a three-point win in Suva.
Breakfast sport reporter Zion Dayal got amongst the fans in Suva ahead of the game between the Fijian Drua and Highlanders.
Both sides are desperate to come out on top in the historic match for the Fijian outfit.
The Fijian Drua host the Highlanders in Suva on Saturday after spending the first nine rounds of their debut season based in Australia.
Barbara Dreaver with all the latest news and our funny social media vids from across the Pacific.