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The All Black winger Rieko Ioane is a finalist in the world rugby awards having been nominated in the breakthrough player of the year category.
The other two finalists are Argentina winger Emiliano Boffelli and French centre Damian Penaud.
All Blacks winger Nehe Milner-Skudder won the award in 2015.
Ioane made his test debut last November with a try against Italy and has gone onto make his mark in the test arena with eight tries in as many starts.
The NZ First leader says deals with National and Labour are pretty much finalised.
Earlier, Bill English says he's satisfied with the agreement National has reached with New Zealand First but "we'll have to wait and see" who Winston Peters chooses.
National MPs are meeting in person at Parliament ahead of this afternoon's announcement from Winston Peters, who is poised to reveal which party he'll support.
Vanuatu and Fiji have won gold in the Oceania Intercontinental Hockey 5s, with comprehensive victories over Samoa in the men's and women's grand finals in Sydney.
Vanuatu thrashed the Samoan men 11-1, with captain Hiro Namu bagging five goals, while Lora Bukalidi scored twice as Fiji ran out comfortable 5-1 winners.
Solomon Islands outclassed Tonga 6-1 in the men's bronze medal match, John Levo and Jason Ifua scoring two goals apiece.
The Fiji netball team are treating a series of heavy defeats as a valuable learning experience.
The Pearls were beaten by Scotland 52-34, Wales 61-40, Northern Ireland 58-46 and England 94-31 in successive days at the European Championships in Cardiff.
Fijian language week is being celebrated across New Zealand this week.
This year's theme is 'my language, learn it, speak it, live it' with the language considered a core component of Fijian culture.
University of Auckland's teaching fellow, Tarisi Vunidilo, said with the consistent growth of the Fijian community in New Zealand, it is important for New Zealanders to also embrace the week.
The Organising Committee for the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu have donated to the thousands of people forced to evacuate Ambae Island.