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Pacific people gearing up to vote in 2017 NZ Election

11 Sep 2017

Pacific people in south Auckland share different priorities when it comes to voting in the 2017 election.

Some of their concerns include housing, mental health, climate change and education.

However, some voters are still undecided, like Keith* who is enrolled to vote in Papatoetoe.

"I'm tossing up between Labour and the Greens. I think the biggest issue for me would be youth employment."

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Baby Flying Fijians beaten by Portugal

Baby Flying Fijians in action against Portugal
07 Sep 2017

The Baby Flying Fijians have been beaten by Portugal 16-13 in their final pool game at the Under 20 Trophy, in Portugal.

Down 13-0 at half time, the Fijians mounted a comback early in the second half with a try to second-five eighth Filimoni Savou and two penalties to Jamie Kotz.

But the stalemate was broken in the 70th minute when Portugal kicked a penalty to give them the lead which they protected until full-time.

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48th Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit opens in Samoa

PIFL at opening summit in Samoa
07 Sep 2017

The 48th Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting opened in Apia last evening with a traditional Ava ceremony at the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.

The President of the Federated States of Micronesia Peter Christian passed on the baton to coming chair, Samoa Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Tuila'epa called on the leaders and member countries to stand together and implement decisions the leaders endorse at this year's summit.

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Solomons police on alert ahead of All Whites game

05 Sep 2017

Police in Solomon Islands have beefed up security in Honiara today for the second leg of the football World Cup qualifier against New Zealand.

The deputy police commissioner Gabriel Manelusi also called on the public to accept the result of today's game in the spirit of good sportsmanship.

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Plans to help women as leaders

Women from five Pacific countries represented in the work Marama performed at the 2016 Auckland Arts Festival
05 Sep 2017

The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor wants to put more effort into empowering women leaders.

The PACNEWS agency reports Dame Meg, whose first term in the role finishes in December, says she hasn't done enough to empower women in the Pacific.

She said if she got another term she hoped to rectify this.

Dame Meg said the Pacific is not an easy place for women leaders and the region is way behind in terms of political representation.

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Solomons coach laments New Zealand mismatch

05 Sep 2017

Solomon Islands football coach Felipe Vega Arango has lamented the gap between New Zealand and the rest of Oceania.

The All Whites thrashed Solomons 6-1 in the first leg of a World Cup qualifyer in Auckland on Friday.

Vega Arango said the game between the two strongest teams in the region was a mismatch.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Catch the Rugby Championship action here, on Pasifika TV!

Catch all the action from the Mitre 10 Cup here on Pasifika TV! May not be available in your region - please check to see availability.

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