Aloha from Papeete, Tahiti aboard Hokule'a, where crews have been busy making all sorts of final preparations for a morning departure. I don't want to jinx it, but the weather looks promising for our scheduled sail to Raiatea.
When Pacific Islands Forum Leaders gathered in Apia, Samoa in 1978, the then Prime Minister Honourable Tupuola Efi said: "The basic question that faces us, is that of deciding how to re-define the rules to assure that the rights of small nations are adequately protected. The guts of the issue is that we are small.
Clean living and faith are the key ingredients to a long and happy life according to centenarian Marjorie King who has just celebrated her 100th birthday. Ms King celebrated the impressive milestone surrounded by family, friends and residents at the Cavell Court care home in Norwich where she moved to in July last year following a fall at home.
The 2017 June international window is set to deliver an exciting blend of Tier One versus Tier Two fixtures and decisive Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifiers. Georgia travel to the Americas to play Canada and USA before facing Argentina, while Uruguay will host the World Rugby Nations Cup in Montevideo.
Kiwi boxing commentator Mike Angove is adamant Joseph Parker's world title bout against Hughie Fury will not be moved to Samoa following a stoush regarding government funding. It was revealed last week the New Zealand Government refused to contribute any funding for the May 6 fight, reinforcing their stance after denying any assistance for last year's world title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr. With Duco Events director David Higgins in Apia negotiating with the Samoan government, which provided funding for Parker's fight against Ruiz Jr, a possible fight re-location to the country has been rumoured.