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Tupou Patia-Brogan: Inspiring footballers in the Cook Islands

11 Aug 2021

Two Cook Islands football teams achieved a major milestone during a week-long tour of Aotearoa last month.

The Under 15 boy's and Under 16 girl's teams each played four games across the Auckland region, ending a 16 month stretch without international football matches in Oceania because of the global pandemic.

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Pacific Islands Forum marks 50th anniversary

09 Aug 2021

The Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Henry Puna, says Friday's meeting honours the leaders who set up the organisation, 50 years ago.

The leaders of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Samoa together with Australia and New Zealand met in Wellington from 5th-7th August 1971. This was the first South Pacific Forum meeting.

At the time, the only regional organisation established was the South Pacific Commission which was created in 1947.

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Ardern announces RSE workers allowed one-way quarantine-free travel

03 Aug 2021

Seasonal workers from Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu will be allowed into the country without having to go into managed isolation from September, the government says.

In a post-Cabinet media briefing this afternoon, Ardern announced Cabinet had made the decision to allow Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from those countries to travel one way, without using MIQ.

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Ardern gives formal apology on behalf of government for Dawn Raids

02 Aug 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today gave a formal and unreserved apology on behalf of the government for the Dawn Raids which she said left Pacific communities feeling "targeted and terrorised".

Ardern delivered the speech as part of a three and a half hour ceremony in front of more than 1000 people at the Auckland Town Hall.

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Fiji dedicates 7s win to people back home

29 Jul 2021

Fiji has dedicated its Olympic rugby sevens win to the people back home who are struggling amidst the country's Covid-19 health crisis.

Fiji defeated New Zealand 27-12 in the men's sevens final in Tokyo to defend the title they won in Rio five years ago.

Captain Jerry Tuwai said the win is very special for the team and all of Fiji.

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Tuilaepa admits defeat after Head of State's declaration

26 Jul 2021

Samoa's former prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has finally conceded defeat in the April 9 election.

During a TV interview on Sunday night he said he looked forward to working with the new FAST government.

Tuilaepa said he has asked Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa to give him and his government seven days to move out of his office.

Even at the end of last week Tuilaepa was refusing to concede that he lost the election.

 

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Weekly coverage from the Cook Islands of  Club Rugby.. Men's Women's and 7's

A short film form Vanuatu Exploring teenage relationships, "Yu no save ronwei long lav" follows two teenagers who meet at hiphop practice and end up texting each other.