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Second Sotutu earns national honours in 10 days as Teuila Sotutu named in Netball World Youth Cup team

It’s been some kind of 10 days in the Sotutu family with netballer Teuila joining Hoskins in earning a national call up.

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Sporting success and the Sotutu family seem to go hand in hand but the last 10 days have been some kind of special.
Teuila Sotutu was, on Wednesday, named in the New Zealand under-21 squad ahead of next years Netball World Youth Cup.
That announcement came just 10 days after her brother Hoskins Sotutu was named as an All Black for the first time.
Former Blues star Waisake Sotutu has had a proud 10 days thanks to the sporting success of his children.
Sporting success is nothing new to the S…

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Covid-19: Talks to form Cook Islands bubble with New Zealand ‘back to square one’

Officials have been working through finalising the deal under the premise that there are to be at least 28 days with no Covid-19 cases in the community.

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This story was originally published onCook Islands News and is republished with permission.
Negotiations to form a travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand have gone back to square one following the latest community Covid-19 case in NZ.
After 22 days of no new community case, a port worker last week tested positive for the virus, halting the effort made by Cook Islands authorities engaging with their New Zealand counterparts to form a quarantine free travel bubble between the t…

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Taiwan official allegedly injured after altercation with Chinese diplomats in Fiji

A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji…
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A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji earlier this month, according to Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry.
The incident occurred on October 8 during a celebration for Taiwan’s National Day at the island’s representative office in Fiji’s capital city of Suva, Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Joanne Ou told CNN on Monday.
Ou said that officials from the Chinese embassy in Fiji attempted to “gatecrash”…

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Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of ‘Somali pirates’

Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.

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The Chinese suspect was captaining a Taiwanese fishing vessel at the time of the shootings
Prosecutors in Taiwan have charged the captain of a fishing boat with ordering the killing of four suspected Somali pirates eight years ago.
The four were shot dead in the Indian Ocean in September 2012.
The killings came to light after mobile phone footage of the incident was posted online.
Prosecutors say the suspect, a Chinese national, admitted ordering the killings while captaining the Taiwanese v…

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