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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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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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Pacific Success at CWG2018

17 Apr 2018

The Commonwealth Games have concluded with the Pacific recording their best medal haul in 16 years.

Weightlifting led the way with 11 medals while boxing, lawn bowls, athletics, rugby sevens and beach volleyball combined for another seven.

The Pacific won 18 medals on the Gold Coast, their best return since winning 21 at the 2002 Games in Manchester.

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Vanuatu claim beach volley bronze

13 Apr 2018

Vanuatu is celebrating a second Commonwealth Games medal after their women's beach volleyball team beat Cyprus in the playoff for bronze.

Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu were in complete control at Coolangatta Beach, winning in straight sets 21-14 21-10.

After playing together on the Beach Volleyball World Tour, in the Pacific Games and at World Championships, Linline Matauatu said they didn't feel any added pressure with a medal on the line.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.

Q+A is New Zealand's leading political programme, featuring LIVE news-maker interviews and political debates. 

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