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    “It's really unsettling,” Japan-based MMA fighter Sera McAnn

    Sera McAnn (Aitanga-a-Hauiti), who currently resides in Japan, says that the people and government there are not taking the COVID-19 pandemic as seriously as they should be. With over 2,000 cases and 60 deaths, the Aitanga-a-Hauiti professional MMA fighter gives us an insight into what life is currently like in Saitama, Japan.

  2. Video for Pacific community need leads to opening of Ōtara Covid-19 testing station - 12.30pm Newsbreak
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    Pacific community need leads to opening of Ōtara Covid-19 testing station- 12.30pm Newsbreak

    A COVID-19 testing station has opened in Ōtara in response to the immediate need identified by the Pacific community.

  3. Video for Māori teacher in Japan out of work due to coronavirus school closures
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    Māori teacher in Japan out of work due to coronavirus school closures

    Pokere Paewai is one of many teachers in Japan out of mahi after schools have closed across the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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    Luke McAlisters’ Japan team gets new coach

    Manu Samoa Coach, Vaeluagaomatagi Steve Jackson has signed on as coach for Luke McCallisters’ rugby team in Japan. The Shimizu Blue Sharks issued a statement on their website confirming the appointment. It is unknown how this will affect Vaeluagaomatagis’ work with Manu Samoa and SRU. According to the Statement, Vaeluagaomatagi is honoured to have taken up this position.  The Samoan Rugby Union have been contacted for comment and we are awaiting reply. About the Shimizu Blue Sharks The Shimizu Blue Sharks are a professional rugby team playing in the Top Challenge League in Japan. Luke McCalister played first-five for them in the 2019-2020 season that ended in January.

  5. Video for Māori couple help Japan's indigenous Ainu revive culture
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    Māori couple help Japan's indigenous Ainu revive culture

    The indigenous Ainu people of Japan are getting a helping hand from a Māori couple keen to help them revive their culture.

  6. Video for Dane Coles praises Codie Taylor ahead of 50 cap test
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    Dane Coles praises Codie Taylor ahead of 50 cap test

    This weekend Codie Taylor (Ngāti Raukawa, Muaūpoko, Ngāti Toa) is set to play his 50th match for the All Blacks. His fellow team mate Dane Coles from Ngāti Porou has nothing but praise for him.

  7. Video for Rugby whānau starts kōhanga reo in Japan
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    Rugby whānau starts kōhanga reo in Japan

    Rugby is strong in the whakapapa of the Ellison brothers, their great-great grand uncle Thomas Rangiwahia Ellison was the first rugby captain to wear the silver fern. All the brothers are currently playing for the Kurita rugby club in Japan and in the interest of making sure their tamariki have te reo Māori, they have created their own kōhanga reo.

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    All Blacks vs England match 'about creating new history'- Hansen

    The weather didn’t dampen the All Blacks training as they prepared for their semifinal this weekend.

  9. Video for Marae style pā dreamed for Ainu, by Ainu
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    Marae style pā dreamed for Ainu, by Ainu

    Ainu living in Tokyo hosted their annual festival in Yokohama on the weekend. The festival was an opportunity to celebrate their culture and show their gratitude to their supporters. It’s was also a chance to fundraise for a marae style project they hope will strengthen their community.

  10. Video for Japan Rugby rankings blossoming under Māori coaches
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    Japan Rugby rankings blossoming under Māori coaches

    Japanese fans are hopeful their Sakura rugby team will get the same results as the All Blacks did last night. Tokyo Stadium is completely sold out, the streets are flooded with symbols of the red sun and Jamie Joseph's photo is on the cover of the newspapers. Expectations from the Māori coaches are high.

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