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One-way Cook Islands bubble to begin next week

18 Jan 2021

Passengers from the Cook Islands will resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from next week, the two governments have confirmed.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown have announced the change, which will start from 21 January.

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Fiji rugby looks to local tournaments to prepare for Olympics

14 Dec 2020

Fiji Rugby will introduce a new Sevens tournament next year to prepare for the 2021 Olympic Games.

Chief Executive John O'Connor said Fiji Rugby had to be innovative after World Rugby had cancelled most of Sevens Series this year because of Covid-19.

"The HSBC 7s Series had been an integral part of our preparations for the Olympics as such, we have had to look at other alternatives to give our players the needed preparation before the Olympics," he said.

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Pacific talent eyes gateway to Super Rugby

02 Dec 2020

Māori All Blacks v Moana Pasifika

Rugby fans could get a glimpse into the future, when Moana Pasifika face the Māori All Blacks in Hamilton this weekend.

While the Māori have a history dating back decades, the Pacific Islanders are at the start of theirs, but have their sights set on Super Rugby as early as 2022.

Many of the squad have hinted this is where their future could lie.

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Govt to allow 2000 horticulture workers in from Pacific under strict conditions

27 Nov 2020

The government has offered help to the under-pressure horticultural sector by allowing 2000 Recognised Seasonal Employer, or RSE, workers in to help pick fruit and vegetables this summer.

Growers had complained that without these workers, some produce would rot unpicked.

The government has however imposed strict conditions.

The workers would have to be paid the living wage, of at least $22.10 an hour.

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Solomons extends State of Public Emergency

26 Nov 2020

Solomon Islands has extended its State of Public Emergency regarding Covid-19 for another four months.

This followed a declaration by Governor-General, Sir David Vunagi last night to further extend the so-called SOPE.

The extension was declared after the expiry of the country's second SOPE on Tuesday.

A statement from the Government confirmed the extension stemmed from a recommendation by the Prime Minister following a Cabinet endorsement last week.

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Tonga Rugby looks to kick off new era

26 Nov 2020

The Tonga Rugby Union is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, in a bid to kick-start a new future of stability for 2021 and beyond.

The full-time role comes after the TRU signed a tripartite agreement with World Rugby and the Tonga government in September, after the global governing body had threatened to pull all financial support.

The new joint management committee are taking charge until long-standing governance issues are resolved.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Talanoa With Tupe" had the great privilege of sitting down with Cook Islands Prime Minister Hon. Mark Brown for a wide-ranging talanoa.

Hosted and created by Sara Jane Elika ‘Soul Sessions’ is an exploration into the gospel music scene in Aotearoa with a focus on Pacific musicians and artists.