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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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Fiji planning more local 7s tournaments amid Covid uncertainty

08 Sep 2021

The Fiji Rugby Union is planning another domestic sevens series as Covid-19 continues to disrupt the international sevens calendar.

The inaugural 'Super 7s Series' was held earlier this year to help Fiji's preparation for the Olympic Games.

The Fiji men's and women's sevens teams are due to resume training in Suva later this month, after a six week break following their success in Tokyo.

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New Caledonia goes into lockdown after Covid-19 community outbreak

07 Sep 2021

New Caledonia has detected three cases of Covid-19 in the community and ordered a two-week lockdown from midday Tuesday.

The three cases are not connected and involve people who haven't travelled, suggesting the virus is circulating in the community.

President Louis Mapou said investigations have been launched immediately to identify contacts and the chain of transmission.

One of the cases is an unvaccinated person who had already been in hospital in Noumea.

 

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