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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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New Caledonia issues health pass as lockdown is eased

12 Oct 2021

New Caledonia has launched a health pass for residents as it has begun easing restrictions imposed after last month's Covid-19 outbreak.

The pandemic has infected more than 9,000 people and killed more than 200.

The pass, which is needed for access to restaurants, museums and other venues, is available in an online version or as a printed document at townhalls.

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Fiji Rugby cancels 2021 domestic competition

11 Oct 2021

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has announced it will not resume domestic competition this year, and is planning for an early kick-off in 2022.

Its CEO John O'Connor said after thorough consultation and careful consideration, it decided to cancel all the domestic competition for 2021.

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Over 7000 Pasifika vaccinated at 'Rally your Village' event

07 Oct 2021

A mass vaccination event has dished over 7000 vaccines to Pasifika in Auckland within almost a week.

The youth-led drive-through event, 'Rally your Village' is a big win for Pacific communities, who not only received a dose of the Pfizer vaccine but also drove away with practical essentials.

The colourful community event is another milestone for Pasifika, helping to reach more youth and their families.

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CNMI rep slams Japan’s plan to dump nuclear waste into Pacific

05 Oct 2021

The CNMI House of Representatives has a introduced a joint resolution that condemns Japan's plan to dump treated nuclear waste from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.

Introduced by Representaive Sheila Babauta, the joint resolution opposes any other government's actions related to nuclear testing, storage, and waste disposal in the Pacific and reaffirm everyone's fundamental right to a safe and healthy living environment.

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Climate change: Pacific wants wealthy nations to deliver on funds, emissions ahead of Glasgow summit

04 Oct 2021

The Pacific is making a desperate plea to the world's wealthy nations: Step up and deliver on your promises to fight the global climate crisis.

The call comes as climate ministers hold final talks before a key UN conference in Glasgow next month.

One of the biggest issues holding up progress is the question of money, a pre-COP26 summit was told last weekend.

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Niuean taro exporter broadening portfolio

28 Sep 2021

A Niuean businessman who began exporting taro to New Zealand last year is now broadening the goods he's sending into the Auckland market.

Brad Etuata started exporting taro after the Covid-19 pandemic brought a halt to tourism In Niue and increased demand for the crop.

Initially, as a trial, Mr Etuata flew a small quantity on an Air New Zealand flight but is now filling containers with hundreds of 20 kilogramme sacks of taro.

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