Talanoa With Tupe" had the great privilege of sitting down with Cook Islands Prime Minister Hon. Mark Brown for a wide-ranging talanoa.
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Fiji’s Autumn Nations Cup rugby match against Italy has been cancelled with the touring side ravaged by Covid-19.
Tournament organisers confirmed this weekend’s match in Ancona was off, after the latest round of tests returned 29 positives within the Fiji camp on Tuesday.
“The tournament organiser remains in constant contact with the Fijian squad to address the situation. The main priority at present is the welfare of all players and management,” the statement said.
Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban has been recognised with a lifetime achievement award for her service as New Zealand's first female Pasifika MP at last night's 2020 Women of Influence Awards.
Dame Winnie was New Zealand's eighth Minister of Pacific Island Affairs and entered Parliament in 1999 as a Labour Party List MP before winning the Mana seat in 2002.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked athletes to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to show "solidarity" with their Japanese hosts.
Bach's words come as he concludes a two day visit to the facilities for the Tokyo Olympics.
The trip to the Japanese capital was his first since the decision to delay the Games until next year.
Bach however reiterated that competitors would not be forced to get a vaccination.
Two Pacific Islands teams are set to join a new-look Super Rugby competition in 2022, which will return to its original 12-team format.
The Moana Pasifika bid, backed by former All Blacks Sir Bryan Williams and Sir Michael Jones, is understood to have the support of New Zealand Rugby while the Fiji Rugby Union has been tasked with basing a franchise out of Suva.
Samoan seasonal workers waiting to get back to New Zealand are eager to return.
Fruit growers in New Zealand, faced with a massive worker shortage, are also anxious for Pacific workers to return.
But thousands of Pacific workers who come to New Zealand each year under the Recognised Seasonal Employer have been unable to because of travel restrictions due to the pandemic.