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Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) aims to bring the best of New Zealand content to you via its contribution feed service Pasifika TV.  We will keep you updated with the latest news and current affairs happening locally and from the Pacific.

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The masses return to church in Samoa

04 May 2020

After nearly two months of not hearing church choirs singing hymns due to Covid-19 restrictions, Samoans piled into church buildings Sunday morning in unusually large numbers.

The streets were again whitewashed with flashy Sunday best attire.

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Facebook barter page grows cash-free trade in Fiji and beyond

Facebook
02 May 2020

Within days of launching "Barter for a better Fiji" on Facebook, Suva resident Marlene Dutta has sparked a cashless trade movement so popular it's gone from three administrators to more than 90,000 members in just a over a week.

The no-cash, no commercial sales policy of the barter page was Ms Dutta's concept, responding to the lack of money and jobs as Covid-19 travel and trade restrictions set off economic shocks for Fiji and many other Pacific nations.

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Air NZ confirms Apia flight will collect Auckland bound passengers

30 Apr 2020

New Zealand residents and citizens wishing to return home from Samoa will now be able to do so on 1 May.

Air New Zealand has confirmed the Apia flight will collect Auckland bound passengers and deliver essential supplies to Samoa.

The Auckland to Apia leg departs at midday New Zealand time and returning to Auckland at 5:45pm Samoa time the same day.

Passengers should contact Air New Zealand for details.

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Sport: Vanuatu cricket hoping to build on historic broadcast

Mele Bulls defeated the Powerhouse Sharks in the Women's Super League final. Photo: Vanuatu Cricket
28 Apr 2020

Vanuatu Cricket is hoping to build on a historic occasion in which almost half a million people tuned in around the world to watch two local matches in Port Vila.

Members of the Vanuatu men's national team played a 10 over per side exhibition match on Saturday morning before the Mele Bulls defeated the Powerhouse Sharks in the Women's Super League final.

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AUT HELPS MAORI AND PASIFIKA STUDENTS WITH COMPUTERS AND INTERNET

27 Apr 2020

A tertiary provider has helped Māori and Pasifika students access computer equipment and broadband to learn from home during Covid-19.

Auckland University of Technology conducted a survey which indicated six percent of its students didn't have a laptop, tablet or PC at home they could use for study.

Seventeen percent of students didn't have broadband at home.

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Solomons has capability to test for Covid-19 in country

27 Apr 2020

Solomon Islands now has the capability to test for Covid-19 in the country.

This was announced by the prime minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday.

Mr Sogavare said the new capability was made possible through the donation of medical equipment from China that arrived last Wednesday.

"We received and welcomed the arrival of a QPRC machine, testing kits and laboratory equipment that were donated by the people's republic of China."

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UPCOMING SHOWS

What is Pacific Brothers about?  A rugby show that enables fans to experience rugby issues through a Pacifc lens... hosted by Oscar Kightley

 

A 45 minute rugby podcast hosted by rugby journalists Alice Soper and Hamish Bidwell and  All Black great Frank Bunce.