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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Ever wanted to meet Hawaii star Marcus Mariota? Here's your chance. This weekend, Mariota will be meeting fans at four Walmart stores across Oahu. The hometown hero football quarterback is back home for a short time before heading back to the mainland to train for the...
Balclutha,, NEW ZEALAND — Samoa workers employed by the Silverfern Meat Processing Plant in Balclutha, New Zealand hosted Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi and his delegation while in Dunedin at the invitation from the University of Otago earlier this month. Balclutha is...
Norman, OKLAHOMA — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced recently during the NCAA Championship Banquet that University of Oklahoma player Jocelyn Alo is the NFCA Freshman of the Year. Alo's power has caught the eye of many during her first college season. Currently, she leads the...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The DJI Spark is a wonderful low cost family drone that will preserve magic moments and save you plentee tala.   Originally at $499, the price has dropped dramatically to a much happier $399. The Spark’s distance range is not like Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic Pro, or the DJI’s latest...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoan writer and director, Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa has outdone himself. Coming off the huge success of his first feature film, Three Wise Cousins, which captivated sold-out crowds in the territory two years ago, his newest release is expected to bring in bigger audiences...
Māngere, SOUTH AUCKLAND — Expect to be "shocked" by a book's efforts to reclaim colonised attitudes towards the sexuality of Samoans, its author says. Sia Figiel, regarded as Samoa's first female novelist, says her new book Freelove explores a long time taboo subject. "People can expect more...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an interview with Samoa News yesterday, writer and director of the new Pacific film Hibiscus & Ruthless, Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa said having the cast and crew "on the ground" in American Samoa is important for the film's debut, because people want to be able to...
San Bernardino, CA — Melody Talofa Satele has made history, becoming the first Samoan valedictorian at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, California. Melody was selected out of nearly 700 students in her senior class. The daughter of Tonise Satele of Vailoa, Savai'i, and Siuao Asaivao Satele of...
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Oakland, CALIFORNIA — Not all big time American Samoa heritage athletes are in the NFL. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea, right, celebrates with catcher Jonathan Lucroy after pitching a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, April 21...
Vatia’s Fuao took first place in the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 fautasi race, scoring the best time of 27.56 in the two heats that took to the waters yesterday. The Fuao is pictured here in the 2015 race where they took 5th place. More photos and Flag Day stories updated all day long today at...

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