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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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Moana Pasifika, Fiji on course to join Super Rugby in 2022

03 Nov 2020

Two Pacific Islands teams are set to join a new-look Super Rugby competition in 2022, which will return to its original 12-team format.

The Moana Pasifika bid, backed by former All Blacks Sir Bryan Williams and Sir Michael Jones, is understood to have the support of New Zealand Rugby while the Fiji Rugby Union has been tasked with basing a franchise out of Suva.

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Samoan RSE workers ready to roll when NZ ready

30 Oct 2020

Samoan seasonal workers waiting to get back to New Zealand are eager to return.

Fruit growers in New Zealand, faced with a massive worker shortage, are also anxious for Pacific workers to return.

But thousands of Pacific workers who come to New Zealand each year under the Recognised Seasonal Employer have been unable to because of travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

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Pacific migration with dignity, the key in new Aust policy brief

27 Oct 2020

There is a call for Australia to mirror New Zealand's Pacific Quota to help Pacific Islanders fleeing the impacts of global warming.

A new policy brief from the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the Lowy Institute advocates such a move, among the slew of programmes needed to combat the threat posed by climate change.

Co-author Jonathan Pryke says migration with dignity has to be part of the solution.

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Hopes Tonga melon trade to NZ back in a fortnight

27 Oct 2020

There are hopes in Tonga that the melon trade to New Zealand can be up and running again in two weeks.

Trade was halted a fortnight ago when fruit fly were found in melons from Tonga during bio-security checks in New Zealand.

With an audit underway into what happened, Minoru Nishi of Nishi Trading said the sector is hoping to be back in business as soon as possible.

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Two hundred candidates register for Samoa election 2021

23 Oct 2020

Two hundred candidates have been registered for Samoa's general election in April next year.

The total number of candidates has been released by the office of the Electoral Commissioner at the closing of nomination at 12noon today.

The ruling HRPP party is top in the number of nominations with 114 candidates, while the Faatuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi party has fifty candidates.

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Oceania Rugby World Cup repechage confirmed for Auckland

20 Oct 2020

The Oceania Women's Rugby World Cup repechage qualifier between Samoa and Tonga is now confirmed to be hosted in Auckland on 14 November.

The match is part of a triple header including games between the New Zealand Defence Services and Police and the World Champion Black Ferns and a Barbarians team.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

A one hour Chat show, hosted by Wellington-based Samoan/Fijian New Zealander Tupe  Solomon-Tanoa'i, which explores the lives and careers of Pasifika people who have succeeded in a diverse range of

Samoan-born actor and comedian Oscar Kightley hosts a show with a uniquely Pasifika take on our nation's sport.