Pacific Rim

USA Rugby eyes future in Pacific Rim, and wants NZ Rugby's help

In an interview with Stuff, USA Rugby chief executive Ross Young has echoed the frustrations of many so-called Tier 2 nations at the lack of a meaningful test programme, and while welcoming the upcoming test against the All Blacks he says New Zealand Rugby's greatest contribution would be using its influence at World Rugby level to push for change.

“We as a union struggle getting connectivity with the American psyche, because we are not playing in a meaningful league competition,” Young said.

APEC to pave path on trade: Minister Silva

The Minister says that this was needed to realize the next phase of growth and improved living standards in the Pacific Rim. 

Minister Silva emphasized the importance of moving forward with new trade priorities at the 2016 APEC Ministers Reponsible for Trade Meeting, noting the benefits that greater interconnectivity of people and markets has delivered to the historic host city and agricultural, trade and tourism center of Arequipa.