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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.


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.


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.


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.


Loane up for world rugby award

Rieko Ioane celebrates scoring a try against South Africa.
24 Oct 2017

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.


Clock is ticking - who will Peters choose?

19 Oct 2017

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.




1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent, Barbara Dreaver wraps up the week's news from around the Pacific.

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