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Tameifuna changes his mind

Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna has changed his mind about playing for Tonga and now hopes to play for New Zealand instead.

Tameifuna, who was in the All Blacks training squad in 2012, was originally selected for Tonga’s end of year tour which consists of away Tests against Georgia, the United States and Scotland. 139 more words

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Pacific Islanders on Canoes Blockade Australia Coal Export Terminal

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Environmental activists teamed up with Pacific islanders in eastern Australia on Friday in an attempt to block the world’s largest coal export terminal by forming a blockade of canoes, surfboards and kayaks. 572 more words


A Protest and Snakes

“A group of Pacific Islanders joined an environmental protest blockading the Newcastle coal port on Friday, disrupting shipping traffic by paddling canoes across the harbour mouth.”

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Students reject the ‘Model Minority Myth’

“You’re Asian, of course you’re good at math!”

This is the statement that Hannah Zhang, a sophomore at Columbia University, says she heard constantly growing up. 857 more words


Tonga hope for Tameifuna

Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna is looking to conclude his push to play for New Zealand and instead don the shirt of Tonga in November and the RWC. 105 more words

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Manoa's hattrick crush Sale

Samu Manoa scored three of Northampton’s six tries as they thrashed Sale Sharks 43-10 at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

The hosts took control of the game from the outset and there was first-half tries for Pisi brothers; George and Ken, as well as the American second-row, Manoa’s first try. 489 more words

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Since the 16th century, the Blue Continent has been a playground for adventure-seeking travellers. Early navigators’ quest for knowledge (officially) and glory (unofficially) prompted them to undertake hazardous voyages in search of new lands in the vast Pacific Ocean. 697 more words

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