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The Rock speaks to reporters during his visit to TMT protest
Mauna Kea, HAWAII - Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got a massive welcome Wednesday during a visit to the TMT protest at the base of Mauna Kea, during which he met with Hawaiian elders and called for “leadership with empathy” to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. “I wanted to come here and...
Samoa athletes in a photo with Chinese coaches
Apia, SAMOA — More than 200 athletes from Samoa travelled to China to train for the Pacific Games. A team of 15 coaches helped Team Samoa who traveled to China for training in 11 sports. The sports are basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, badminton, table tennis, swimming, athletics, archery,...
Miss Teen USA, Mariah Naea and family
Samoa News was visited this past Monday by former Miss Teen USA, Mariah Naea with her mother Dorothy Meaole and grandpa Ketesemane Meaole, a USMC veteran of Auto village. Mariah is here for vacation but shared with Samoa News her passion of one day becoming a Miss USA, representing American Samoa...
Lagafuaina/Lavata’i families of Nuuuli with Elijah “Johnny Suite”
The Lagafuaina/Lavata’i families of Nuuuli, posing with their nephew Elijah “Johnny Suite” who is one of the members of Fiji’s entourage that traveled to the territory to perform for Bluesky’s Summer Bash to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary last Saturday. [photo: courtesy]
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Green Products are on a mission to lead the scene and go green. They’ve become the first company in the South Pacific to produce plates and utensils from palm leaves and other natural resources found in almost every backyard in Samoa. Renee Iosefa met the duo behind the...
Frederick Mauigoa with family members after signing with Washington State
Pullman, WASHINGTON — Washington State center Fred Mauigoa has been named to Rimington Trophy watch list, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced Friday. This is the second straight year Mauigoa has earned a spot on the 80-man preseason list. The Rimington Trophy honors the best center in Division...
People file through the replica 1970s lounge at the exhibition
Porirua, NEW ZEALAND — More than 40 years after the infamous dawn raids on Pacific islanders, those who were there are being asked to tell their story for a new generation hungry to know about the raids. That was one of the messages conveyed to about 100 people who braved a frigid Thursday evening...
Some members of Faga’itua High School Class of 1988 pose for a photo at the Seattle reunion
Seattle, WASHINGTON — Faga’itua High School Class of 1988 celebrated its 31st class reunion and July 4th party in Seattle, Washington.  Classmates from American Samoa, Hawaii, California, Alaska, Minnesota, Las Vegas and Texas traveled far to attend the reunion that is held every two years. The...
Kovana Sili Lolo Matalasi Moliga ma le faletua Cynthia Malala Moliga
O le itu na sasao ai lana afioga le Kovana Sili Lolo Matalasi Moliga ma le faletua Cynthia Malala Moliga, fa'apea ma nisi o le vasega o Fa'afeagaiga sa auai i le sauniga fa'afetai i le aso Faraile ua te’a, aua ua taliu mai ma le manuia le siiga ma'i a Kovana Lolo Matalasi Moliga. [ata: Leua Aiono...
Samoan weightlifter Feagaiga Stowers carrying Samoa flag
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games officially opened on Sunday evening with a three-hour celebration of Samoan culture showcasing dance, legends and sport.  The Opening Ceremony at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa's capital city was broadcast internationally, and was the first Pacific Games...

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