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Video: Fresh Housewives of South Auckland

You've heard of the Desperate Housewives; check out the FRESHest Housewives in the Pacific!
 
The short and sharp daramedy from FRESH will leave you in fits of laughter - just make sure you tune in every week and don't miss the drama!
 
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Video: Merrie Monarch Ho’ike 2015

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 Tupulaga o Samoa mo a Taeao
 
HILO – The UH Hilo Samoan Club took the stage at the Merrie Monarch Festival’s annual Ho’ike on Wednesday night. Tupulaga o Samoa mo a Taeao thrilled the audience at the Edith Kanaka’ole Tennis Stadium.
 
The name of the club, Tupulaga o Samoa mo a Taeao, means “the youth of Samoa for tomorrow.” The club was founded 1982.
 

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LOOKING TO THE WNBA DRAFT, JAZMINE DAVIS HOPES TO PLAY PRO BALL

University of Washington (UW) Huskies Women’s Basketball team boasts a standout player who is of Samoan descent, Ms. Jazmine Davis. She is a 5’ 7 Guard for the Huskies and is their all time leader in points scored (2,188) and a four-time All-Pac-12 player. Davis’ mother is Easter Faasefulu Togiai-Davis of Tula, American Samoa and her father is Oliver Davis II of San Jose, California.
 



John Oliver cast his ballot for voting rights

To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, Alabama, John Oliver focused his Last Week Tonight ire on a topic that does not tend to generate headlines: voting rights for the U.S. island territories — that is, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Marianas Islands.
 

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ANOTHER SAMOAN SINGER DRAWS NAT'L ATTENTION— THIS TIME ON “THE VOICE”

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Remember Paul Ieti and his rise to fame during America’s Got Talent last year? Well, now another aspiring Samoan singer is making headlines, after turning heads and garnering a thunderous round of applause this past Tuesday night during the nationally televised blind auditions for “The Voice” —where singers compete for a recording contract and $100,000
 
Joe Tolo, a college student who lives in Sacramento, California, didn’t disappoint when he belted out his rendition of “To Love Somebody” by Michael Bolton.
 



Lesa earns Masters of Science Degree

Reupena Na'oupu Tofiga Lesa has graduated from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Masters of Science in Instructional Design and Technology.
 
The ceremony was held Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
 
(L-R) Elsie (sister), Reupena (graduate) and Leitu (sister).
 
 



URSHULA LETULI INFUSES THE SAMOAN PASSION FOR FOOD WITH AN INT’L FLAIR

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Personal Chef Urshula Letuli is doing a 5-week Masters Program at Manuelina Culinary Institute in Italy, which began Jan. 11, 2015.

 

It’s an immersion program that covers all aspects of Italian cuisine, fresh pasta, artisan gelato, Italian pastry, desserts, artisan breads & pizzas and regional Italian cuisine. The culinary school is in northern Italy and its instructors are noted top chefs of their culinary areas.



NEW ZEALAND'S SAMOAN TRIO — SOL3 MIO — READY TO TACKLE THE WORLD

Sol3 Mio has a special affinity with the month of December. The New Zealand operatic trio’s self-titled debut album clocked-up staggering business in the lead-in to last Christmas.
 
In just the one month, Sol3 Mio shifted more copies than any other album sold during the entirety of 2013. By year’s end, it was the year’s best-seller in NZ, outstripping even the efforts of Lorde. Considering Sol3 Mio had only dropped in November, it’s some feat.
 

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Le Fetuao goes hi-tech to teach gagana Samoa

HONOLULU — Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center has purchased a brand new tech learning lab complete with iPads, laptops, a microphone and a keyboard. The purchase of the tech equipment was made possible through a language preservation and maintenance grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA).
 



Three earn associates degrees from Wentworth

Congratulations to Anosi Fuiava-Thomsen (left) of Faleasao, Manu'a and Samoa, Ethan Salatielu (middle) of Ofu, Manu'a and Fagaitua and Millennial Manu (right) of Faleniu, Aoloau and Masefau.
 
 They received their Associates Degrees during a graduation ceremony held at Wentworth Military Academy & College in Lexington, Missouri on December 12, 2014.
 
Malo le fa'amalosi, malo le tauivi i mea lelei. We wish you the best in all your future endeavors.



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