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Lands and Titles Court judge Fepulea'i Atila Ropati
Apia, SAMOA — Land and Titles Court Judge Fepulea’i Atilla Ropati is expected to step down from his position in the judiciary after a five-member Court of Appeal reversed the decision of a lower court and convicted him for hitting a man over the head with a bottle twice and punching him. The...
Jason Momoa shaving his beard.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Jason Momoa knows how to get our attention. To attract eyeballs to a recent video in which he talks about the environmental impacts of plastic and promotes an aluminum can company, he decided to ... shave the beard he’s been sporting for years. The connection...
Hokulea at the Alawai Marina
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a bittersweet morning for the crew of the Hokulea as the Polynesian voyaging canoe returned to Waikiki, ending the final chapter of the Malama Honua worldwide voyage. But this isn’t the end for the Polynesian Voyaging Society. On Friday, master navigator...
Septie “Joe” Tuaefe,
Puna, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) — A Big Island man accused of everything from drug offenses to strangling a woman has been arrested, but police are asking for the public’s help to keep him off the streets. Septie “Joe” Tuaefe, 28, was arrested Monday car theft, fraudulent use of a license...
Participants of the first workshop at Vailima earlier this week from the villages of Afiamalu, Letava, Tiapapata, Vaoala, Vailima & Avele
Apia, SAMOA — Hydroponic farming, recycling, organic catering, agro-forestry, eco tours and landscaping.  These are some of the ‘green’ ideas that can potentially be converted into business ventures for households, community-based organizations, non-government organizations and existing businesses...
Apia, SAMOA — A 38-year-old man of Satuimalufilufi village who stabbed his wife under the right eye with a sharp wooden stick, has pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm. The attack occurred last month, March, at Satuimalufilufi village, when the couple got into a verbal fight while...
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — When students of Manurewa High School in South Auckland were told earlier this year the school would participate in this week's international hip hop dance championships, more than 100 children signed up for the auditions. Only 40 made the final cut and they agreed their...
Carl's Jr. Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight
New York, NY —  Carl's Jr. is testing out a cannabis burger to stay at the forefront of the CBD trend. The chain said on Wednesday that it will sell the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight burger at one location in Denver, Colorado for just one day (April 20th, of course). The burger...
Aloha Poke Shop in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist...
Members of the Saeni Lemalu family who support the lease holder
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoa resort is continuing to operate after the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling which overturned a Lands and Titles court decision to revoke the government's endorsement of the resort's customary land lease. The problems for the Return to Paradise beach resort at Matautu Lefaga...

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