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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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Alert level for CNMI volcano raised

06 Sep 2021

The alert level for the Pagan Island volcano has been raised to one with the volcano exhibiting heightened unrest.

The Northern Marianas government is advising mariners and the public to avoid the area around Pagan for their safety.

The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the alert level for Pagan following an observation of low-level emissions from the volcano for most of last Wednesday.

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Fijian Drua to be based in Australia next year

03 Sep 2021

The Fijian Drua will be based in Australia for its inaugural season in Super Rugby.

The Drua were this week confirmed as part of an expanded 12 team competition called 'Super Rugby Pacific', alongside Moana Pasifika and five teams each from New Zealand and Australia.

But the Fijian team is unable to play on home soil in 2022 because of the country's ongoing Covid-19 situation and closed international borders.

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Pacific Super Rugby teams to finalise squads

01 Sep 2021

With 'Super Rugby Pacific' confirmed to kick off in February, the race is on for Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua to sign up their inaugural playing squads.

The Drua also have to decide where they will be based next season, with Fiji's ongoing Covid-19 problems ruling out plans to play on home soil.

Flying Fijians prop Haereiti Hetet said the Drua was a hot topic of conversation when national squad during their recent test series against the All Blacks.

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Cook Islands Olympic team members waiting for alert level change

31 Aug 2021

A group of Cook Islands Olympic team members expect to remain in New Zealand until Auckland's Covid alert level status is relaxed.

13 athletes and officials spent two weeks in an MIQ facility in Christchurch after flying back from Tokyo Games.

The nine based in Rarotonga had been scheduled to fly straight home but by the time they were released New Zealand had gone into lockdown, after the Delta variant was discovered in the community.

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Pacific Paralympics 2020:

30 Aug 2021

Fiji's Paralympians Inosi Bulimairewa and Iosefo Rakesa are the first athletes to represent the Pacific at the 2020 Tokyo Games today.

Athletics (Men's)

Iosefo Rakesa is set to make his debut when he competes in the F41 shot put event at 10am, with Inosi Bulimairewa competing in the F64 javelin event at 7pm.

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Basketball's governing body launches female internship in Pacific

27 Aug 2021

Basketball's governing body, FIBA, has launched a female internship programme for Pacific nations.

The first part of the programme will run at the end of this year, and aims to provide professional development opportunities through online courses, mentoring and workshops.

Applicants will also relocate to Australia, where they will work on developing a basketball-related project for their national federation back home.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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

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