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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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NZ Pacific Arts Strategy nearing completion

16 Aug 2018

The Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Strategy is close to being completed this month for launch in September.

Pasifika artists are making significant contributions to the New Zealand arts community, and Pacific arts and culture are a major feature of the arts landscape in Aotearoa, but for some, trying to access funding isn't easy.

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NZ Govt backing a Pacific Super Rugby team?

16 May 2018

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) is looking over a government commissioned a feasibility study on the establishment of a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team.

The report has been given to NZR, though they say as it was shared with them confidentially, they can't discuss it.

It was commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) under the previous National government.

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Call for Pacific midwives in NZ to be paid more

30 Apr 2018

A newly-registered Tongan midwife in New Zealand says Pacific midwives need to get paid more to better reflect the extra work they do.

Currently just over two percent of all midwives in the country are of Pacific descent but many more islanders are needed to service the fast-growing Pacific population.

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Kiwa Nuanua: Pacific Tech Summit

26 Apr 2018

Combining the Maori word for 'guardian of the ocean' and the Samoan word for 'rainbow' or 'hope', the Kiwa Nuanua summit aimed to motivate and inspire more Pacific people to pursue opportunities in the technology industry.

Cook Islander, Brittany Teei, instigated the gathering saying Pacific people had the potential to make huge inroads in technology.

The software firm CEO hoped to inspire others to think outside the box and take ownership of their ideas.

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Challenges remain for vaccination programme in Pacific

24 Apr 2018

UNICEF says vaccination programmes for children in the Pacific have made significant progress, but great challenges remain.

The United Nations children's agency says most of the region's countries have reached, or are close to reaching, a target of 90 percent of children immunised against serious illnesses.

But an estimated 1,700 children in the Pacific still die because of vaccine-preventable illnesses.

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Fiji vs Samoa for spot in the Netball World Cup

20 Apr 2018

Fiji are one win away from a place at the Netball World Cup after outclassing the Cook Islands 55-38 in Auckland last night.

The Pearls made it two wins from two at the Oceania qualifiers, joining Samoa atop the competition standings.

Prior to this week Fiji had not won a match at international level since 2015 and coach Vicki Wilson said the confidence a win brings to a team is amazing.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Pacific Island Food Revolution uses the power of reality TV, radio, and social media to change people’s eating behaviour.  The show will activate local cuisine knowledge and turn a mirror on the Pa

Wellington Dawn Service.