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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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New Bougainvillean paper launched

19 Aug 2020

A new newspaper for Bougainvilleans has been launched this week.

The weekly paper, called The Bougainvillean, had its first print run of 5,000 copies in Port Moresby.

The paper has had a digital presence on Facebook for months.

However its first physical copies have only been sold in the Papua New Guinea capital so far because of Covid-19 restrictions on air freight into the autonomous region of Bougainville.

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Hope for more govt transparency in Samoa on Covid-19 emergency measures

18 Aug 2020

The head of news at TV1 Samoa is hopeful that a rare Covid-19 government briefing held today signals a move towards more openness and transparency with media.

Renee Kahukura-Iosefa said briefings have not happened during the Covid State of Emergency despite media requests.

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Fury in Tonga at new limits imposed on media

17 Aug 2020

Journalists in Tonga are angry at new regulations they say clamp down on media freedom.

The Ministry of Communication passed eight regulations in May, without seeking input from the Media Association of Tonga or others in the sector.

Media professionals have only now become aware of the law changes.

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Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together

15 Aug 2020

The United Nations Pacific proudly presents: Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together virtual concert is envisioned to be a regional extension of the Global Goal concept.

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PNG citizens urged to take responsibility for protecting their community

14 Aug 2020

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's capital is urging all residents to take responsibility for protecting their community from Covid-19.

Port Moresby has the majority of confirmed cases of the virus in PNG, with the total nationwide number now approaching 300.

With limited testing done so far, authorities fear transmission of covid is widespread in the city.

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Nauru announces more details on shipping service

13 Aug 2020

The newly set up Nauru Shipping Line has revealed its main focus will be chartering a single vessel, Kiwai Chief, to carry freight between Suva and Nauru.

It was announced last month that the company was being established by the Nauru Maritime Service, with funding from the government.

Spokesperson Adalane Ika says the Suva service will allow for transshipment of cargo from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Fiji.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

 Oriana TV Election Special – Tupe sits down with 3 candidates from the Labour PartyNational Party and the Green Party

Hosted and moderated by Newshub National Correspondent Patrick Gower the leaders debate will see Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National Party Leader Judith Collins go head to head to debate the