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Tonga qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023

A hat-trick from captain Sonatane Takalua was the highlight as Tonga defeated battling Hong Kong 44-22 in the Asia/Pacific 1 play-off at the Sunshine Coast Stadium in Australia on Saturday to punch their ticket to Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. The 'Ikale Tahi will line up in Pool B, beginning their RWC 2023 campaign against Ireland in Nantes on...

Fiji through to OFC Women’s Nations Cup semis after 2-0 victory over Cook Islands

Host nation Fiji are through to the semi-finals of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 after overcoming a stubborn Cook Islands side at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva, Fiji. Goals in either half from captain Sofi Diyalowai and vice-captain Luisa Tamanitoakula secured victory for the Kulas in front of an excited home crowd. Fiji won 3-0 when these two met...

Women’s Nations Cup: Solomon Islands into semi-finals after tense 1-0 win over Tahiti

The Solomon Islands have reached the semi-finals of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 after grinding out a 1-0 win over Tahiti at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva, Fiji. Mary Maefiti’s moment of magic was all that separated the two nations as the Solomon Islands set up a semi-final clash with Fiji. While yesterday’s quarter-finals were free-flowing offensive displays this...

Three thrilling wins qualify Tonga for Netball World Cup 2023

Tonga’s National Team Tala has qualified for the Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town, after three thrilling consecutive wins last week at the Oceania Qualifiers in Suva. Tala consecutively won three of its games, firstly against Samoa 69-52 and then Fiji 59-29. The team continued its winning streak, with a massive win against Papua New Guinea 89-28. Oceania Netball has since...

ONOC announces Pacific call to action to BRISBANE 2032

A new generation of young aspiring athletes in the Pacific Islands can now look forward to new innovative opportunities to guide them to winning medals at the Olympic Games. The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) President Robin Mitchell announced the start of an ambitious 10-Year roadmap titled ‘Creating a Home Games Advantage for the Pacific Islands 2022 – 2032’ visioned...

People hacked to death in Porgera in under an hour

A brutal massacre in Porgera town Wednesday afternoon in which 18 innocent people were killed has rocked Enga province and shocked Papua New Guinea. Even local police chief acting Superintendent George Kakas was shocked by the act of violence that he was left speechless when told by field operatives of the violence. Last night, Prime Minister James Marape said Porgera is...

108 seats yet to be declared –PNG Electoral Commissioner Sinai

-About 108 seats are yet to be declared in Papua New Guinea with nine days the return of writ date. The PNG Electoral Commission expects at least five more seats to be declared by end of the week and more by next week. However, Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai said they are racing to declare more seats in the coming days and...

Samoa Covid-19 State of Emergency and Alert level One to be lifted next week

Samoa’s State of Emergency and Alert Level One lockdown conditions will be lifted on 26 July as the country moves to open its international borders from 01 August 2022. Chairman of the National Emergency and Operations Centre, Agafili Shem Leo and the Acting CEO of Health, Tagaloa Dr Robert Thompson gave an update of the current Covid-19 situation leading up...

Sea levels returning to normal in parts of the Pacific

Sea levels in the eastern Pacific are expected to return to normal after days of heavy swells that have caused flooding in the Cook Islands, both Samoas, French Polynesia and Hawaii Flooding damaged infrastructure, including American Samoa's main airport, and resorts in the Cook Islands. Some domestic flights were stopped in French Polynesia. American Samoa declared a state of emergency over...

Vanuatu acting head of state appeals for prayers in Presidential election

The Acting President of Vanuatu and Speaker of Parliament, Seoule Simeon, is appealing to church leaders and all citizens of Vanuatu to pray for God to choose the right person to become the new President today. Simeon made the appeal during the presentation of medals in recognition for long service and 40th Independence Anniversary to 27 people at the Parliament...

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