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Samoa in clean-up mode post Cyclone Gita

12 Feb 2018

Some parts of Samoa are still under water following Tropical Cyclone Gita as emergency services struggle to clear roads and put back power on.

Cyclone Gita wrought significant damage in both Samoa and American Samoa.

Niue was spared the full force of Gita when it curved around Niue Saturday night.

The Samoa government announced that schools will be closed for the next few days because of the flood major damage caused by Gita.


Pressure's off for Winter Olympics debut

12 Feb 2018

Tonga's sole representative at the Winter Olympics is not feeling any added pressure to perform in Pyeongchang.

Pita Taufatofua will compete in the men's 15 km freestyle in cross-country skiing on Friday, little over a year after putting on a pair of skis for the first time.


Pita Taufatofua qualifies for Winter Olympics

22 Jan 2018

Pita Taufatofua has become just the second Tongan athlete ever to qualify for the Winter Olympics.

The 34-year-old admitted to a big feeling of relief after he booked his ticket to Pyeongchang in the final race of his cross country skiing qualification campaign in Iceland over the weekend.


Business Awards Winners 2017

21 Dec 2017

Linden Estate Winery Leader of the Year Winner - Caren Rangi (Ei Mua Consulting)

The recipient of this award has achieved and contributed more than many accountants twice her age.  She contributes an astounding number of hours through her service on various governance boards and combines her passion and considerable expertise to add value to Pacific communities, the local Hawkes Bay community and the wider New Zealand community.


Bougainville and PNG reach deals at key meeting

21 Dec 2017

The Papua New Guinea Government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government have announced several resolutions ahead of the vote on independence in 2019.

The governments last week held a meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body, which is charged with helping implement the Peace Agreement.

The resolutions include appointing an internationally recognised person as the chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission.


Samoa appeals ban to International Weightlifting Federation

Iuniarra Sipaia of Samoa competes in the women's +75kg final during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Photo: AFP
12 Dec 2017

Samoa has appealed to the International Weightlifting Federation after one of their lifters tested positive for using a banned substance.

Iuniarra Sipaia won a bronze medal in the women's over 90kg category at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan in September but was subsequently suspended for using triamcinolone acetonide.




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