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Thursday, June 29th, 2017


Feeling insulted, Solomons PM wants re-write of history of tensions

Manasseh Sogavare speaks at a high-level symposium on the legacy of RAMSI. Photo: RNZ/ Koroi Hawkins

HONIARA, Solomon Islands – June 29: 1:49pm(RNZI): The Solomon Islands prime minister has called on academics to rewrite their analyses of the causes of the country’s ethnic tensions and the role of leaders – including himself – during that period.

The Playle girls are mad about rugby

GIRL POWER: Polly Playle and her daughters Mason, 7, left, and Nova, 4, are self-confessed "rugby nuts". (PHOTO/BEN FRASER)

WAIKITE, New Zealand-June 29: 1:47pm(NZ Herald): If the Playle household had a motto it would be “girl power”. Polly Playle and her daughters Mason, 7, and Nova, 4, are self-confessed “rugby nuts” and it is clear the girls have inherited their mother’s competitive spirit.

Ikale Tahi team named against Manu Samoa

(photo: Nuku'alofa Times)

NUKU’ALOFA-June 29: 11:07am(Nuku’alofa Times): The Ikale Tahi management have named a strong side to face Manu Samoa this Saturday at 3pm on the renovated Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa.

Waisake Naholo, Ngani Laumape storm into All Blacks test lineup

Ngani Laumape for the Hurricanes (photo: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-June 29: 10:11am(Stuff NZ): Lions tour form is the right form for All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, who has elevated Waisake Naholo and Ngani Laumape into his second test lineup with a series victory beckoning.