Storm outclass undermanned Warriors

The Storm have beaten the Warriors 42-20 to record their fifth straight victory in the annual fixture.

The reigning premiers are now fourth on the ladder, while the Warriors have dropped to ninth.

The visitors were undermanned and Warriors coach Nathan Brown handed debuts to teenagers Reece Walsh and Rocco Berry.

Walsh has only been with the club for a couple of weeks, having been released by the Brisbane Broncos.

"We could see Reece's talent there today and he is a very talented kid," Brown said.

ANZAC Day commemorated in Vanuatu

In Port Vila the President, Obed Moses Tallis, and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat attended the service at the Cenotaph grounds with the New Zealand High Commissioner, Jonathan Schwass and the Australian High Commissioner, Jenny Da Rin.

“On ANZAC Day we remember the appalling losses of the First World War, and all the wars which followed. We remember those who died and we acknowledge the suffering of those who were imprisoned in war, those who came home damaged, and those whose lives were destroyed by the grief of losing a loved one,” Mr Schwass said.

Dame Patsy acknowledges Pacific's WWI soldiers

At the end of her first Anzac Day speech as Governor-General, she said they included 500 men from the Cook Islands and 150 from Niue.

She says she unveiled a sculpture in Rarotonga recently to honour the Cook Islands soldiers who worked on the Arras tunnels as part of New Zealand's Pioneer Battalion.

"That expression of pride and sorrow served as a timely reminder of our shared experience of loss and the lasting impacts of war."


Photo: RNZ / Daniela Maoate-Cox Poppies pinned on by the descendants of Cook Island soldiers.