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10 April 2024
From Asia to the Netherlands, the Cook Islands national team is casting its net ever wider in search of players. With a population smaller than the West Coast and with both codes of rugby popular, the Cook Islands Football Association...
10 April 2024
Pacific taekwondo athletes secure Olympic spots Two Pacific taekwondo athletes have qualified for the Paris Olympics following the Taekwondo Olympic Qualifier tournament in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 6 April. Fiji and Papua New Guinea joined Australia and New Zealand by...
2 April 2024
The Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Patricia Scotland is in Tonga for her first official visit to the Kingdom. After her recent visit to Samoa Baroness Scotland, the first woman to serve as secretary-general, will meet with the Tongan Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku...
2 April 2024
Lakapi Samoa has confirmed the appointment of former Manu Samoa captain who also played for the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and the Chiefs, Mase Mahonri Schwalger, as the new head coach of Manu Samoa. This decision follows a thorough selection and recruitment...
28 March 2024
A heavy rain alert is in place for the whole of Fiji as the country faces another bout of severe weather. Flooding has affected several parts of the country over the last couple of weeks. The Fiji Meteorological Service warns...
27 March 2024
World Rugby is involved with the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) because it wants the Fijians to reach their full potential on the world stage, a spokesperson from the sport’s governing body says. While responding to RNZ Pacific’s questions in relation...
25 March 2024
The US Geological Survey says the earthquake was magnitude 6.9 and just over 40 kilometres deep. Three deaths have been reported by local media after a large earthquake in Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning. There are varying reports of...
13 March 2024
Federated States of Micronesia President Wesley Simina has declared a national emergency due to severe drought, and sent it to his country’s Congress for review. The president’s signed declaration said the nation has been experiencing “extremely and unusually low levels” of...
13 March 2024
The Solomon Islands’ Electoral Commission is conducting ballot paper draws throughout the country for the joint 17 April elections. The draws are being done for all ballot papers for elections of members to the national parliament, provincial assemblies and the...
13 March 2024
New Fiji men’s sevens team coach Osea Kolinisau touched down in Nadi on Monday morning and met with current squad members as he begins mapping out the defense of the Olympic Games sevens gold medal. Kolinisau was named the national...