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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.

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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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New Caledonia extends medals lead at Mini Games

New Caledonia dominated karate at the Pacific Mini Games. Photo: Peter Carroll/Van 2017 Media
11 Dec 2017

New Caledonia begins the second week of competition at the Mini Games with a commanding lead atop the medals table.

Les Cagous added six more gold medals to their tally on Saturday to take their total haul to 24.

The French territory won a further three gold medals in karate, the women's doubles in table tennis and the men's and women's individual titles in golf.

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Fiji, Solomons men put perfect start to the test

Fiji football coach Christophe Gamel, (left), and Solomons coach Felipe Vega-Arango Photo: RNZI / Vinnie Wylie
06 Dec 2017

Fiji and Solomon Islands are both demanding improvements from their players in today's men's football clash at the Mini Games in Vanuatu.

The Fijians thrashed Tuvalu 8-0 in Saturday's opening round, while Solomon Islands racked up the same scoreline against Tonga.

Fiji coach Christophe Gamel said despite the lopsided scoreline they made a number of big mistakes, which they couldn't afford to repeat against the Bonitos.

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PNG out to defend Mini Games title

Chef de Mission Emma Wawai, (2nd from right), and members of Team PNG Photo: RNZI / Vinnie Wylie
04 Dec 2017

Papua New Guinea is determined to defend their Pacific Mini Games title this month, having topped the medal count in Wallis and Futuna four years ago.

93 athletes will compete for Team PNG across 10 sports in Vanuatu, including sprint queen Toea Wisil and Commonwealth Games weightlifting champion Steven Kari.

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Black Caps just short in India

30 Oct 2017

The Black Caps have fallen agonisingly short of claiming New Zealand's first one-day series win in India, after they were beaten by six runs in a thrilling third and final match in Kanpur.

New Zealand needed 15 runs off the final over to chase down a 338-run victory target, but a nerveless Bumrah conceded only seven while picking up his third wicket of the match to help India prevail in the runfest.

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