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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.

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Covid-19 Pacific Update: Fiji's first lockdown begins tonight

30 Mar 2020

Six countries in the Pacific have confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with one death in Guam.

Fifty-five cases, and the fatality, are in the US territory of Guam, with President Donald Trump declaring a major disaster, reports 1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver.

The Northern Marianas is the latest country to confirm cases. Papua New Guinea has had one foreigner infected, but that person has been taken to Australia.

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New tsunami warning system launched in Pacific

16 Dec 2019

New Zealand's climate and ocean science agency (NIWA) has started deploying a new tsunami warning system around the Pacific.

A sign directs people to the tsunami escape route on Samoa's Lalomanu Beach. Photo: RNZ / Sharon Lundy

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters revealed while in Apia, Samoa, on Friday that NIWA's ship Tangaroa is on a mission to position the first four of 15 hi-tech buoys.

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Sport: Olympic spots on offer at Oceania Sevens Champs

07 Nov 2019

The Oceania Sevens Championship kicks off in Suva today, which doubles as a chance for teams to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

One direct qualification spot is up for grabs in both the men's and women's competitions while the respective second and third-placed teams will advance to a last-chance global repechage competition in June.

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PACIFIC DIVAS NATIONAL IDENTITY TOUR 2019

23 Oct 2019

It’s time to get the voices of our Pasifika women heard, affirmed, valued and empowered Pacific Media Network is proud to announce the first ever Pacific Divas National Identity Tour, showcasing the very best of Pacific female artists across Aotearoa. Seven amazing Pasifika artists: Aaradhna, Annie Crummer, Betty-Anne, Bella Kalolo, RAZÉ, Pacific Soul and Cindy of Samoa will take the stage at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau at 6.30pm on Thursday 28 November.

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Leaders Pay Tribute to the late Tongan PM

13 Sep 2019

Pacific leaders are paying tribute to the late Tongan prime minister, 'Akilisi Pōhiva, who died on Thursday.

The 78-year-old died in an Auckland hospital having been evacuated from Tonga on Wednesday with pneumonia.

'A beacon of democracy': RNZ's obituary for Mr Pohiva, who died on Thursday

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Expansion to Pasifika TV

03 Sep 2019

On  3 September, Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL)  announced its expansion to the Pasifika TV service.

The service would move from an 8 hour per day contribution feed to a 24/7 channel feed, provide more training and equipment to local Pacific free-to-air broadcasters, as well as, resources to support local production in the region.

PCBL currently delivers its Pasifika TV service to 24 broadcasters across 13 Pacific countries and territories.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Barbara Dreaver presents a special daily bulletin COVID19: Pacific Update for the latest information across the Pacific. 

1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.