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The octopus was captured in Andersons Bay Inlet on New Zealand's South Island
Andersons Bay, NEW ZEALAND — A man has captured two octopuses with his bare hands from waters on New Zealand's South Island.  Samoan tourist Seleselelimalelei Lavea was spending time with his family in Dunedin, when they headed down to Andersons Bay Inlet. It was there the two octopuses were...
Nora Swann and Laura Keil-Hal
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The Samoa Business Awards are being launched by the Samoa Business Network in New Zealand. It’s among Pasifika efforts that support a six year government plan to grow Pacific businesses and increase their access to mentors and other business networks. The strategy also aims...
Artist and signage Specialist Pomare Amosa with one of the caskets he has decorated
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — It was at the funeral of his own mother that inspired an artist's idea to create something special for others - cultural-inspired designs on funeral caskets. Pomare F Uelese Amosa, a sign-writer in Auckland, travelled to Samoa two years ago to farewell his mother, Fa'alua...
South Auckland youth doing a traiditonal dance
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — When kids in South Auckland get together, it's usually adversarial. They compete against each other at the annual ASB Polynesian Schools festival, they're often head to head on the rugby fields or other sporting events and historical school rivalries means passionate school...
graphic saying apply for NZ visas online
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — From 4 July 2018, visa labels will no longer be issued in passports by Immigration New Zealand (INZ).  All applicants of approved visas will be issued with an electronic visa (eVisa) An eVisa approval letter includes all visa details and conditions.  A copy will be printed...
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL GATE AT AIRORT
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand Immigration has today published results of its Samoan quota ballot, following a record number of registrations. Those whose numbers have been picked are now eligible to go through the process of applying for residency. But one of the ongoing challenges for many...
Arrival area, New Zealand airport
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Immigration New Zealand (INZ) assistant general manager Jeannie Melville says a record 16,500 registrations were received this year for the Samoan Quota, with only 1,100 places available for Samoan nationals.
 Those who are successful in being drawn from the ballot will be...
Photo of McAuley High School in South Auckland, NZ
South Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The principal of a high achieving South Auckland school has come under fire for not appropriately staffing its Samoan language class. More than 200 parents and students flooded the board of trustees meeting at McAuley High School last night, singing hymns at a sit-in...
Photo of Samoa Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan lawyer in the US denies being one of the writers of the controversial blog, O le Palemia, or OLP. Samoa's Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi's naming of two alleged writers was publicized briefly by Talamua Online, which later retracted the story. Namulau'ulu Albert...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The futuristic show entitled Bionica opens on Thursday as part of this month's Pacific Dance Festival. It explores the stories of a group of brown LGBTQ indigenous youth set in a utopian world in the future and features a popular dance style known as voguing. It is the first...

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