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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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Repatriation of stranded Tongans overseas remains suspended says govt

21 Sep 2021

Twenty Tongans stranded in Fiji since March this year have been told their repatriation has been suspended because the risk of importing the delta variant is too high.

Fiji is battling an outbreak that began in April, with over 12,000 active cases in isolation and the death toll at 575.

Tonga's Government said the group in Fiji were among 2608 Tongans stranded overseas.

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Protest against compulsory vaccination in Tahiti

20 Sep 2021

An estimated 2,500 people protested against a compulsory vaccination law in French Polynesia over the weekend.

Lawmakers last month passed legislation making vaccination against Covid-19 compulsory for anyone dealing with the public and individuals deemed to be vulnerable.

They have been given two months to be inoculated or risk a fine of $US1,700 and a suspension of their work contracts.

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25 Pacific health providers set to benefit from $26m boost

16 Sep 2021

Twenty-five Pacific health providers are expected to receive funding from the Government's $26 million support package, a senior health official has said.

The assistance, announced two weeks ago, is aimed at the Pacific Covid-19 response as a large number of the people who have been infected as well as those currently isolating are Pasifika.

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Pacific Oceania tennis team targeting Davis Cup promotion

15 Sep 2021

The Pacific Oceania men's tennis team is full of confidence heading into this week's Davis Cup meet in Jordan.

The regional team won promotion to Asia Oceania Group three two years ago but last season's competition was cancelled because of Covid-19.

Brett Baudinet from the Cook Islands said all four players are looking forward to representing the Pacific on the international stage.

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Cook Islanders stranded in NZ one step closer to home

14 Sep 2021

More than 350 Cook Islanders could be home by the end of next week, if Auckland's Covid-19 alert level status is relaxed.

New Zealand's largest city has spent the past four weeks in a level 4 lockdown, following an outbreak of the Delta variant, but the government has indicated Tāmaki Makaurau will move to alert level 3 next Tuesday.

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Sold out crowd watches Lae triumph in PNG league final

13 Sep 2021

A sold out crowd of 15,000 were on hand to watch the Lae Snax Tigers be crowned Papua New Guinea's domestic rugby league champions for the fourth time in six years.

Last season's beaten finalists defeated Waghi Tumbe 16-10 at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Sunday, to regain the title they last won in 2019.

PNG National Rugby League Competition Manager Ora Gairo said it was a positive way to end another season disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Two Weeks of  Glory with Paralympic Sport at the  2020 Tokyo Paralympic  Games.

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