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Samoa steps up preparations for 2019 Pac Games

From left to right, President of the Pacific Games Council Vidhya Lakhan, Samoa's prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, and SASNOC President Patrick Fepuleai.
29 Sep 2017

The Pacific Games Association of Samoa says it intends to appoint an Organising Committee for the 2019 Pacific Games as soon as possible.

Samoa was announced as the Games host four weeks ago, after Tonga pulled out in July, citing financial concerns.

President of the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee, Patrick Fepuleai, said a lot needs to be achieved in a short space of time.


The Māori Party’s Pacific path

26 Sep 2017

Opinion - The Māori Party has endured a miserable election, ousted from Parliament with the loss of the Waiariki seat - but the party's venture into Pacific politics is a story which shouldn't be overlooked.

A group of aspiring Pacific politicians approached Māori Party and its president Tukoroirangi Morgan earlier this year and a deal was subsequently brokered.

Under the banner One Pacific, they committed to contest some general electorates as part of the Māori Party.


Winston Peters says 'wait and see'

25 Sep 2017

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters he will be talking to colleagues "over the next few days" about which party he will support.

On last night's results, National, with a likely 58 seats, and Labour-Greens with 52 seats between them, would need Mr Peters to form a government.

Both National and Labour parties are starting attempts to form a government.


Parker holds onto WBO belt

Joseph Parker
25 Sep 2017

The New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has held onto his WBO belt.

Parker has scored a majority points decision over Briton Hughie Fury in their 12 round title fight in Manchester.

Two judges had Parker winning 118-110, while the third had it 114-all.

All of the rounds were even with Parker unable to land the knockout blow while Fury spent the fight on the back foot to keep out of trouble.

He did however stay in contention with his jab.


NZ political parties outline Pacific policies ahead of election

22 Sep 2017

With the New Zealand election being held this weekend political parties have outlined their Pacific-related policies.

The major parties are focusing on education, immigration and the relationships with Pacific governments.

National's spokesperson for Pacific People's Alfred Ngaro says he is proud of the work his government has done for Pacific people's health and education and he is promising more of the same.


Oceania 7s Champs to stay in Fiji

Fiji celebrate winning the 2016 Oceania 7's title.
20 Sep 2017

The Oceania Sevens Championships will remain in Fiji for the next three years.

The men's and women's tournaments were hosted at ANZ Stadium in Suva last December and will both return to the Fijian capital until at least 2019.

A record 21 teams are set to contest the 2017 Championships, including 13 men's teams and eight women's sides.

New Zealand will also enter teams in both the men's and women's competition for the first time in three years.




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

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