Pacific campaign

More Pacific nations begin Rio campaign

RNZ reports Marshall Islands weightlifter Mattie Sasser finished in 11th place in the women's 58kg division with a combined lift of 199kg, while Jenlyn Wini from Solomon Islands was 15th after lifting 188kg.

Lifters from Thailand claimed both the gold and silver medals.

American Samoa judoka Ben Waterhouse made an early exit in the 73kg division against Sri Lanka's Chamara Repiyallage.

The territory's Chef de Mission, Genhall Manua Chen, said it was exciting to see their own athletes in competition, even if it wasn't the result they were hoping for.

Launch of multi-media competition: Why reading matters

The campaign includes the launch of a multi-media competition today which is open to children up to 16 years old from SPC member countries.

Literacy and numeracy skills provide a foundation for future generations to succeed at school and in life. The campaign, led by SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme aims to highlight how reading skills are of use in so many aspects of life beyond the classroom.