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HOKULE'A AND ESCORT CANOE HIKIANALIA MAKE 2ND LANDFALL IN NEW ZEALAND

The voyaging canoes Hokule'a and Hikianalia arrived in Whangarei, New Zealand, at about 3 p.m. Friday, Hawaii time, and were greeted with a welcome ceremony or powhiri.

The canoes arrived from Waitangi, where the vessels and crew were hosted by the local Maori community, celebrating Hokule'a's first return to New Zealand or Aotearoa in 29 years.

According to the Polynesian Voyaging Society, the canoes will spend several days in Whangarei, conducting community and educational outreach to further the canoes' mission of Malama Honua -- Caring for Our Island Earth.



ENGLAND VS SAMOA: WHY THE WORLD SHOULD REPAY DEBT TO PACIFIC ISLES

Financial problems and talent drain have led to claims of exploitation

The debt that rugby owes to the Pacific Islands is enormous. A fifth of players at the last World Cup were either born or descended from Samoa, Fiji and Tonga, whose combined population is little over a million – roughly the equivalent of Birmingham. It is a debt that remains shamefully unpaid.

“We have been completely and purposefully exploited by this game, which is supposed to preach fairness and fair play,” said Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, the former Samoa centre who is also a qualified solicitor. “This game is an instrument of fraud.”



FUAO — QUALIFYING TIME: 26 MINUTES AND 58 SECONDS, THE FASTEST OVERALL

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This year, the Department of Commerce is coordinating their third annual DOC Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race, to promote the cleaning of our local beaches through the help of village aumaga — through the sport of fautasi racing. The monetary awards the participants will receive are focused on funding to help clean up their village streams and coastal areas.
 



FETU O LE AFIAFI IN IT TO WIN! WHO ISN’T? SAYS SKIPPER

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This year, the Department of Commerce is coordinating their third annual DOC Fautasi Race, all in favor of promoting the cleaning of our local beaches through the help of village aumaga — in the sport of Fautasi racing. The monetary awards the participants will receive is focused on funding to help clean up their village streams and coastal areas.

 



SAMOAN MUSIC CONTINUALLY EVOLVING, SAYS RENOWNED PACIFIC MUSIC SCHOLAR

As part of the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival earlier this month, renowned ethnomusicologist Dr. Richard Moyle of New Zealand visited the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to take part in a panel discussion titled “The Ethnomusicology of Samoa.”
 



HAWAII SET TO KICK OFF HOLIDAY SHOPPING — BLACK FRIDAY IN PARADISE

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The official start to the holiday shopping season is earlier than ever before with many retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day.Kmart will open the earliest this year, at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27.

All stores at the Waikele Premium Outlets are expanding their Thanksgiving hours. The outlets will open at 9 a.m. Thursday and remain open until 10 p.m. on Friday.

We will update the following list as more store hours become available.

Click http://bit.ly/1EGCh9J to view Black Friday Ads on a mobile device.

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TAUNU'U I LE KOVANA MA LE FONO FAUTUAGA E FA'ATATAU GASEGASE 'EBOLA'

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I le tutu ai o Samoanalua e puipui le soifua maloloina a ona tagata, ua taoto atu nei se fautuaga mai le afioga i le ali'i Kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga ma le Fono Faitulafono, fuafuaga fa'ataoto a le vaega o le Soifua Maloloina atoa ai ma le falema'i o le LBJ, i auala e togafitia ai se tagata e fa'amaonia le a'afia i le gasegase mata'utia o le 'Ebola', lea ua faitau afe ma afe tagata o le lalolagi ua maliliu ai.
 



TAUFETE’E TO HEALTH CARE SUMMIT: “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE”

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“Partnering for Prevention Makes Common Cent$” is the theme behind the 5th Annual Bilateral Health Summit that began yesterday with a traditional ava ceremony to welcome the participants, who are from both Samoas.
 
In attendance at the summit, which is taking place at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium,  are Ministers from the Samoa Government, local lawmakers, members of the hospital board, educators, research scientists and Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga.
 



VETERANS DAY SPEAKER HONORS VETS FOR DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, SERVICE, & DUTY

Shared principles of U.S. military and Samoan culture
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“Today, we once again come together to pay tribute and commemorate the sacrifice and bravery exhibited by the men and women on all the war theaters around the globe to protect and advance the American values which have made our nation the envy of the world,” said Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga during the Veteran’s Day Celebration, at the Veterans Memorial Center in Tafuna.
 



FALEOMAVAEGA DISCUSSES FUTURE PLANS, WHICH INCLUDE RETURNING HOME

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Congressman Faleomavaega Eni is considering future options, with job offers being made to him as a consultant, but he has not made any final decisions yet, according to an interview with Samoa News before he left the territory.  He did say that he is working on a book about his nearly three decades as American Samoa’s non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
 



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