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Sunday, February 12th, 2017


New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

Volunteers tend to the latest pod of whales to arrive on New Zealand's South Island(Photo:Reuters)

SOUTH ISLAND, New Zealand-February 12: 6:44 pm(BBC News):More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea. But conservation officials have warned that they could still turn back to the beach at Farewell Spit, South Island.

Earthquakes shake NZ

A 5.2 earthquake centred near Culverdon in North Canterbury. (Photo: Screenshot / GeoNet)

NORTH CANTERBURY, New Zealand- February 12: 1:50 pm(RNZI): A number of earthquakes have rattled New Zealand this morning, including a “severe” magnitude 5.2 shake in North Canterbury.


The Hulking Radike Samo in action (photo: Brisbane Global Rugby Tens)

BRISBANE, Australia- February 12: 1:02 pm(Nuku’alofa TImes/Brisbane Global Rugby Tens News): Former Queensland and Australian representative Radike Samo pulled on the familiar St.George Queensland Reds jersey again, after being called into the side’s Brisbane Global Rugby Tens squad as an additional wildcard player.

Sione Lauaki dies at 35 years old

Sione Lauaki playing for the All Blacks. He died earlier today in New Zealand

NUKU’ALOFA-February 12: 11.55am (Nuku’alofa Times): Tongan and former All Blacks and Chiefs star Sione Lauaki has died.

Rival soccer group in PNG

John Kapi Natto: treatment unfair

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – February 12: 11.47am (THE NATIONAL/Pacnews): Football Federation Papua New Guinea chairman John Kapi Natto has gone on the front foot to sell his new association to the soccer fraternity holding an information sharing meeting in Port Moresby.

Erupting underwater volcano in Tonga

Location of the eruptions

NUKU’ALOFA-February 12: 11.35am (Nuku’alofa Times/Sources): There is a possibility of another new island forming here in Tonga following confirmation that an underwater volcano eruption is happening close to Tonga.

Tali Polisi o fekau’aki mo e ngaahi tukuaki’i


NUKU’ALOFA-Fepueli 12: 11.10am (Nuku’alofa Times): Oku faka’amu ‘a e Komisiona Polisi, o Tongá, Stephen Caldwell ke tuku atu ha tali fekau’aki pea mo e ngaahi tukuaki’i mamafa na’e ‘ohake ‘i he Fale Alea ‘o Tongá ‘i he ‘aho 6 ‘o Fepueli, 2017, felāve’i pea mo e faito’o konatapu lahi na’e puke mei he ‘Iote ko ia ko e JeReve ‘i Vava‟u ‘i he 2012.