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NEW FALE AND CONSUL IN SO AUCKLAND FOLLOW HEART OF SAMOAN COMMUNITY

One of the biggest traditional Samoan houses to be built outside of the islands will be officially opened in South Auckland today.

The maota Samoa - or meeting house - is part of a multimillion-dollar complex on the corner of Bader Drive and Mascot Ave in Mangere.

The 5345sq m site belongs to the Government of Samoa and will house the new consulate-general offices which have been located on Karangahape Rd, in the central city, since the 1970s.



ASPIRING YOUNG CHEF IS AMERICAN SAMOA’S HEALTHY FOOD AMBASSADOR

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Earlier this month, on July 14, American Samoa’s very own Amelie Chen was one of the 56 winning chefs who had the golden opportunity to attend a Kids’ “State Dinner” hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House in Washington DC.
 
The nine-year-old is a student at Pacific Horizons School who was selected to serve as a healthy food ambassador for the territory after entering a winning submission to the 5th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.
 



LOS ANGELES EXHIBIT EXPLORES SIGNIFICANCE OF SAMOAN TATTOOS

“Tatau: Marks of Polynesia,” at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles July 30-Jan. 8, looks at the Samoan practice of tattoo and how the patterns and motifs of these works of art help preserve the culture. The show will feature examples of traditional Samoan tattoo, or tatau, along with contemporary Polynesian works and other pieces that have been influenced by the tradition.



WITH JUST 11 PLAYERS, AASAFF EAGLES FOOTBALL TEAM STILL UNDEFEATED

Australia is on the schedule now for next week
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The American Samoa American Football Federation (ASAFF) Men's Football Team made their initial appearance on Tahiti's American style football field last Saturday. Representing American Samoa with pride, were only 11 American Samoa 'Eagles' players — playing both offense and defense — led by head coach Ethan Lake and they gave Tahiti a game to remember as they smacked the Tahitians with a 52 - 10 blowout victory.
 



TATTOO ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE LAY DOWN THEIR INK IN TACOMA, WA

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Tacoma, WASHINGTON — The 1st Annual Northwest Polynesian Tattoo Festival that was held in Tacoma, WA earlier this month (July 2-3) was a huge success, thanks to dozens of artists from all over the globe who flew - and drove - thousands of miles to part of the momentous occasion.
 
Held at the Tacoma Convention Center, the two-day event included live tattooing by young up-and-coming artists, and performances by Polynesian Clubs representing different high schools in the area.
 



RECALL ON SOME BAR-S BRAND HOT DOGS AND CORN DOGS

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As a precautionary measure, Bar-S Foods Company has issued a recall on approximately 372,684 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made with chicken and pork, possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

 

According to CNN, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made the announcement on Tuesday. At the time, no illnesses or adverse reactions due to use of the products had been reported.

 



BANNED FROM THE SUN PRESENTS FREE BEACH CONCERT THIS SATURDAY

Source: Banned from the Sun media release

American Samoa’s homegrown rock group Banned From The Sun will present a free concert this Saturday, July 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Su’igaula/ Utulei Beach Park. Besides Banned From The Sun, the other performers in the concert lineup are Angie Afo, A-Town, Big Joe and Big Uce, Ice Cream Man, Ten6, The Cuerdas, and The Migrants. JSmooth will MC the event.

 



TAFUNA JETS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF TEACHING KIDS TO PLAY SOCCER

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The Tafuna Jets Soccer Club kicked-off their soccer league last week at their main field in front of Samoa NAPA in Tafuna, as part of their preparation for the celebration of their 30-year anniversary this week.
 



TERRITORIAL TEACHER LEARNS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE AN ASTRONAUT AT SPACE CAMP

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American Samoa’s territorial Teacher of the Year 2016 Mrs. Rosita Esene Sola experienced first hand what it's like to train as an astronaut, as she’s currently in Huntsville, Alabama at the International Space Camp.
 



FIVE ASCC STUDENTS SELECTED FOR BUILD EXITO PROGRAM

Five American Samoa Community College (ASCC) students returned recently from a weeklong orientation for BUILD EXITO, a program designed to support undergraduate students interested in pursuing research careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, health, and social sciences, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
 



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