Samoa ready for Moana Pasifika's first home Super Rugby game

A welcome parade is taking place today and will follow the Police Marching Band to the Government building for the flag-raising ceremony and national anthem.

The public will then be able to meet the Moana Pasifika players after that or at various community events at schools including at Savaii Island, rugby clubs, and villages during the week.

RNZ Pacific reports Moana Pasifika coach Aaron Mauger said his players are keen to play in Apia for the first time in front of a vocal crowd.

Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app

The red iPhone celebrates Apple's 10-year partnership with Red, an organisationthat aims to combat Aids.

A video app for iOS, called Clips, has also been revealed and will be released with iOS 10.3, which is expected to launch soon.

One tech analyst suggested Apple was increasingly trying to associate its products with ethical ideals.

All of the money raised by Red - a venture originally founded by U2 musician Bono and activist Bobby Shriver - goes to Global Fund HIV/Aids grants.

Reds beat Highlanders

Liam Gill, Nick Frisby and star man Samu Kerevi all scored tries in the first half, as the competition's 17th-ranked team dominated the outfit who came into the round rated second best.