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Intensity of Cyclone Ana surprises many in Fiji

01 Feb 2021

The intensity of Cyclone Ana surprised many in Fiji which was hammered with 140km/hr gusts and heavy rain over the weekend.

The storm developed into a Category 2 storm after initially sweeping past the Yasawas as a Category 1 system.

It proceeded to cut a swathe through the northern and eastern parts of Viti Levu, including Suva.

As of Sunday the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said a 49-year-old man had drowned and was the first casualty from the storm.

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Cyclone-devastated Fiji village opts to rebuild elsewhere

21 Jan 2021

The people of a village Fiji's prime minister described as the "worst-affected" by Cyclone Yasa in December have decided to completely relocate, instead of rebuilding on the same exposed patch of devastated land.

Cogea, which sits at the junction of two rivers in Vanua Levu, was nearly wiped out by floodwaters on the night of 17 December, as Yasa tore a path directly over the village, leaving 32 families homeless.

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Fiji to head UN Human Rights Council

18 Jan 2021

A Fijian has been elected to head the United Nations Human Rights Council, the first time a Pacific country has held the role.

Fiji's ambassador to Geneva, Nazhat Shameem Khan, will serve as the council's president for this year.

She was elected by an unprecedented secret ballot after a diplomatic stand-off prevented a consensus decision.

Khan, who was a favourite of western countries, won 29 of the 47 votes, beating off competition from Bahrain and Uzbekistan.

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One-way Cook Islands bubble to begin next week

18 Jan 2021

Passengers from the Cook Islands will resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from next week, the two governments have confirmed.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown have announced the change, which will start from 21 January.

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Fiji rugby looks to local tournaments to prepare for Olympics

14 Dec 2020

Fiji Rugby will introduce a new Sevens tournament next year to prepare for the 2021 Olympic Games.

Chief Executive John O'Connor said Fiji Rugby had to be innovative after World Rugby had cancelled most of Sevens Series this year because of Covid-19.

"The HSBC 7s Series had been an integral part of our preparations for the Olympics as such, we have had to look at other alternatives to give our players the needed preparation before the Olympics," he said.

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Pacific talent eyes gateway to Super Rugby

02 Dec 2020

Māori All Blacks v Moana Pasifika

Rugby fans could get a glimpse into the future, when Moana Pasifika face the Māori All Blacks in Hamilton this weekend.

While the Māori have a history dating back decades, the Pacific Islanders are at the start of theirs, but have their sights set on Super Rugby as early as 2022.

Many of the squad have hinted this is where their future could lie.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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

Weekly coverage from the Cook Islands of  Club Rugby.. Men's Women's and 7's