Regional

Samoa vs All Blacks likely

Tuesday April 04, 2017

SAMOA – New Zealand Rugby has confirmed it is in discussions with the Samoan Union over the possibility of a test match to be played in Auckland in June.

Low key affair at medal ceremony

Tuesday April 04, 2017

SAMOA – Samoa’s first Olympic medallist, Ele Opeloge, has finally been officially presented with her silver medal from the Olympics’ weightlifting competition held in Beijing nine years ago.

Samoans shocked by typhoid death

Tuesday April 04, 2017

NEW ZEALAND – Distraught family members of a Samoan woman who died of typhoid last week say Auckland health officials did not tell them she had the disease.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Monday April 03, 2017

CHINESE TO REBUILD VANUATU RUNWAY

VANUATU – A Chinese company has been awarded the Vanuatu runway upgrade project worth US$47 million.

NEW CALEDONIA – Three more Vietnamese blue boats (pictured above) have been caught fishing illegally for beche de mer within New Caledonia’s waters.

NORFOLK ISLAND – When Air New Zealand ends its direct Auckland-Norfolk Island link in May, a company on the island will fill the void.

AMERICAN SAMOA – High schools in American Samoa are confronting a growing problem of illegal drug use.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Pirates in Papua New Guinea waters held up a boatload of people at knifepoint last week and left them adrift after stealing the boat’s engine.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s electoral commissioner has been forced to reassure church leaders he is not asking the country’s Governor-General to evoke an apocalyptic biblical prophecy.

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