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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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Pasifika TV director Caren Rangi ONZM, appointed as Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

01 Apr 2021

Creative New Zealand recently announced that Caren Rangi ONZM has been appointed as the new Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

Ms Rangi will be the first Pacific Chair and third woman to hold this role of Chair of the Arts Council in its 55-year history.

She is a founding director on the Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) board, following our establishment in 2015.

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Pacific Super Rugby teams could be just weeks away

25 Mar 2021

The Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika could be confirmed as the newest Super Rugby teams within a "couple of weeks" after a further funding boost from World Rugby.

The governing body has agreed to spend more than $NZ7 million over the next three years to support the establishment of two new Pacific Island Super Rugby teams.

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Solomons vaccine rollout to begin Wednesday

22 Mar 2021

Solomon Islands' Covid-19 vaccination programme begins on Wednesday in Honiara.

At the weekend, 24-thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, supplied through Covax facility, arrived in the Solomons.

 

The country's prime minister Manasseh Sogavare, gave a national update confirming the rollout will launch at the central field hospital which he said was best equipped for mass vaccinations.

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Cook Islands' Te Maeva Nui returns to NZ

15 Mar 2021

The Cook Islands biggest cultural festival, Te Maeva Nui, returning to Auckland after it was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2019, the event was held in Aotearoa for the first time in its more than 50-year history.

Organiser Kim Marsters said her team was optimistic the two-day festival would go ahead as scheduled in July.

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Somare family in isolation in PNG as they mourn

10 Mar 2021

The family of former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, is in isolation for seven days amid the surge in Covid-19 infections in Port Moresby.

The late Sir Michael Somare Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The family is in mourning after the death of Sir Michael 11 days ago.

His funeral is scheduled for Friday in Port Moresby after which he will be flown to Wewak for burial.

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Obituary: Sir Michael Somare, PNG founding father and consensus builder

07 Mar 2021

Papua New Guineans are mourning the loss of the man who was the central figure in the country's passage to independence.

Sir Michael Somare died early this morning in Port Moresby after being diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer and admitted to hospital a week ago.

 

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