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The Walking Samoans
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The Walking Samoans is a fitness initiative spreading across the Auckland region with aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of Samoan communities. Local boards are supporting these groups as needed, often in the form of grants towards uniforms and sports shoes.  ...
Performers at an earlier Pasifica Festival
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Auckland’s Pasifika Festival has been cancelled following the terror attack in Christchurch last Friday. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s general manager Steve Armitage decided to cancel the event this weekend so that police could prioritise their...
Tuvalu dancers
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The organizers of one of the largest Pacific cultural festivals, Pasifika, have confirmed it will go ahead this weekend. Stall-holders had feared the Auckland-based event would close over safety concerns following the Christchurch terrorist attack. In a statement this...
Samoa Airways logo
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways has confirmed that it's only aircraft was damaged when the catering truck smashed into the rear service door last Friday. It delayed the flight to Auckland by nearly a day while repairs were undertaken. The delay forced Samoa Airways to charter a Qantas 737 for its...
 Part of a painting by Vaimaila Urale for her project Typeface.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The tap, tap, tapping of a computer keyboard is probably not what you would normally associate with Polynesian design and tattoos. But it is the chosen tool for Auckland based artist Vaimaila Urale whose contemporary take on tatau involves the use of four traditional Samoan...