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Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) aims to bring the best of New Zealand content to you via its contribution feed service Pasifika TV.  We will keep you updated with the latest news and current affairs happening locally and from the Pacific.


PNG favourites for EAP U19 qualifiers

Papua New Guinea are hoping to regain the EAP Under 19 title they last won in 2013
08 Aug 2017

Defending champions Fiji are claiming underdog status at the Men's Under 19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers, which get underway in Samoa today.

The Baby Blues swept their East Asia Pacific rivals two years ago to qualify for a maiden World Cup appearance in 2016, where they finished in last place.

Fiji have three players returning who took part in the previous qualifying and World Cup campaign.


Tahiti upset Cook Islands to keep RWC hopes alive

07 Aug 2017

Tahiti kept alive their Rugby World Cup qualifying hopes after beating the Cook Islands 13-9 in Rarotonga to win the Oceania Cup.

In wet and windy conditions, the French territory scored two unanswered tries and kept the Cookies scoreless in the second half.

The test was marred by ill discipline, with Tahiti prop Martin Taeae, winger James Tekurio and Cook Islands centre Samuela Longo Leuta sent off amid a flurry of eight cards.


Samoa lobbying to host 2019 Pacific Games

07 Aug 2017

The President of Samoa's Olympic Committee said his country is ready and waiting to host the 2019 Pacific Games.

Last week Guam joined Samoa and French Polynesia in bidding for the right to host the games after Tonga belatedly pulled out because of a lack of government support.

SASNOC's Fepuleai Patrick Fepuleai said he welcomed the competition, and everyone has the right to do what they feel is right for their own country.


NZ Hawks confident of success at International Cup

Misilifi Faimalo
03 Aug 2017

AFL New Zealand is backing its Aussie rules team to come out on top at the International Cup.

The New Zealand Hawks, formally the Falcons, are amoung the favourites of the 18 men's teams taking part in the two week Melbourne tournament that starts this weekend.

AFLNZ's chief executive Robert Vanstam said the Hawks' toughest opponents would be Ireland and the defending champion Mosquitos from Papua New Guinea.


Missing cyclone money in Tonga

03 Aug 2017

The World Bank says it is working closely with Tonga's government to investigate missing cyclone funding worth over 600-thousand US dollars.

The Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva ordered an investigation into the funds which were meant to go towards the rebuilding of homes on Ha'apai.

The island group was hit hard by Cyclone Ian in 2014, leaving thousands homeless, but the reconstruction effort had been plagued with delays and 75 homes still need to be rebuilt.


Fiji Pearls to play five tests

The Fiji netball team in discussion on court
02 Aug 2017

After two years without a Test match, the Fiji Pearls netball team will play five international fixtures over the next three months but will miss this year's Mini Games.

The Test schedule was announced on Monday by Fiji Netball and begins with two Tests against South Africa in Suva on September 6 and 8.

Tests against Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland follow, to be played in Cardiff from October 5-8.




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