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Monday, October 3rd, 2016


Motion of no-confidence awaits Lord Vaea’s return

Lord Vaea (left) and PM Pohiva in New Zealand two months ago. Lord Vaea announced then that he was going to file a motion of no confidence in PM Pohiva. Photo: KANIVA

NUKU’ALOFA-October 3: 4.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): There was no sign of the long-awaited motion of no-confidence in Tonga’s government that has been making the news in the last two months.

Ikale Tahi to play America in Spain

This will be the venue for the Ikale Tahi's Test match against the American Eagles in November

NUKU’ALOFA-October 3: 3.05pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Ikale Tahi will play two Test matches in Spain on their November Tour.

Sope says Fiji and PNG playing games on West Papua

Barak Sope, former Vanuatu PM

PORT VILA, Vanuatu-October 3: 1.37pm (RNZI/Pacnews): A former Prime Minister of Vanuatu says the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) is becoming ineffective because of games being played by Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

King and Queen to attend late Lord Madraiwiwi’s funeral

Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u will attend the late Lord Maraiwiwi's funeral in Bau, Fiji

NUKU’ALOFA-October 3: 12.42pm (Nuku’alofa Times): His Majesty King Tupou VI and Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u will be travelling to Fiji on Wednesday to attend the funeral of the late Lord Madraiwiwi Tangatatonga – otherwise known as the late Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi.

Cronulla Sharks beat Melbourne Storm to win first NRL title

The Cronulla Sharks celebrate winning the 2016 NRL grand final after defeating the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium. Picture: Phil Hillyard

SYDNEY, Australia-October 3: 12.36pm (BBC SPORTS/Pacnews): Cronulla Sharks withstood a late onslaught from Melbourne Storm to win their first National Rugby League title in Sydney.

Pacific netball in good health

Fiji celebrate winning the Oceania World Youth Cup netball qualifying tournament.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-October 3: 12.30pm (RNZI/The Fiji Times): Fiji, the Cook Islands and Samoa have nine months to prepare for the netball’s World Youth Cup after sealing their qualification in Auckland last week.

Tonga Police search for escapee American

The yacht "Sea Oak"

NUKU’ALOFA-October 3: 12.12pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Police have called on international partners to help them locate an American who is wanted to face the law.