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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 election brings in largest Pacific caucus

19 Oct 2020

New Zealand's Labour Party will see its largest ever Pacific caucus after claiming a landslide victory of 64 seats in Parliament.

Last term's four existing Pasifika MPs, Carmel Sepuloni for Kelston, Jenny Salesa for *Panmure-Ōtāhuhu, Aupito William Sio for Māngere and Poto Williams for Christchurch East, all comfortably won their electorates.

Aupito said he was grateful to receive such strong support within his electorate and to see that support across the country.

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Samoa commits to preserve 30 percent of its ocean

19 Oct 2020

Samoa has signed an agreement committing to preserve 30 percent of its ocean area.

Some 36,000 kilometres of new marine protected areas are expected to come from the agreement.

The agreement was signed between the government and the Blue Prosperity Coalition, a network of scientists, activists, experts and governments.

Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said Samoan waters held exceptional marine habitats and diverse life.

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Pre-school teachers in American Samoa wait for pay

14 Oct 2020

About 50 early childhood teachers in American Samoa claim they are owed pay and are "getting the run-around" from the government.

The group said they had not been paid for four weeks of summer workshops they attended.

Two of the teachers said the HeadStart workshops were federally funded and they were promised payment before the start of the new school year.

However that had not happened.

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Cook Islands makes appointments to Seabed Minerals Advisory Committee

13 Oct 2020

The Cook Islands government has created an advisory committee to provide community perspectives on the controversial issue of seabed mining.

The government said it had brought together six people representing religious, cultural, environmental, sporting, youth and academic viewpoints.

They full committee is Bishop Tutai Pere, Makiuti Tongia, Sam Napa, Makiroa Mitchell, George George Williamson and Maru Mariri.

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Pangu candidate wins PNG's Goroka by-election

12 Oct 2020

The long-delayed Goroka by-election in Papua New Guinea has concluded, with Aiye Tambua of the ruling Pangu Party winning the seat.

Conducted under the limited preferential voting system, the election went down to elimination.

Tambua edged out the former MP Bire Kimisopa, leader of the New Generation Party, who finished in second.

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Pacific broadcasters thrive in television training initiative

05 Oct 2020

More than 120 journalists from 10 Pacific nations are participating in a new training programme to help the region strengthen their news services.

Broadcasters from Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Federated States of Micronesia are currently in week 3 of the 10-week training programme.

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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.