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Lama Lauvao, Natisha Tautalatasi and Wesley Samoa
KEALAKEKUA — A request to move court proceedings for individuals accused of beating a hotel security guard was denied. Kona Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino on Friday heard several motions filed by defense attorney Barry L. Sooalo on behalf of Wesley Samoa, one of three people accused of...
19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A teenager who recently arrived in the country from Samoa has been reported missing by her family. Counties Manukau Police said on its Facebook page that 19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei was reported missing from her home in Kelston, West Auckland on March 27. Police said it...
Johnny Vaili scores a 2nd half try for Manu Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — Better fitness is behind for the Samoa Sevens team's strong performance in the current World Series, coach Sir Gordon Tietjens says. After a dismal couple of seasons, Samoa is now a regular contender in tournament quarterfinals, having placed 4th last weekend in Hong Kong, following...
 Congregational Christian Church of Samoa pastors
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's District court has set 1st July to start a hearing for twenty pastors of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa after they entered not guilty pleas over refusing to pay income taxes. The matter was called today for hearing of stay of proceedings and quash of charges...
 A banner at the protest against the End of Life Choice Bill.
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — People from New Zealand's Pacific communities have rallied at parliament against a proposal to legalize euthanasia. The End of Life Choice Bill would give terminally ill people the option of requesting help to die. About 200 hundred people gathered in parliament grounds to...
Marijuana plants
Hagåtña, GUAM — Guam has passed a law legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed off on bill 32 on Thursday, after it narrowly passed a vote in the legislature. Adults 21 years and older can own up to three mature cannabis plants and possess up to 1 ounce of the...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways says its newly leased plane is now in Apia and will begin flying on Saturday 6 April. The airline said the Boeing 737-800NG aircraft has been leased from Malindo Air which is owned by the Indonesian Lion Air Group and based in Malaysia. It has now gained regulatory...
Samoa Tuna Processors plant
UNDERCURRENT NEWS — Italy’s Bolton Group International is set to take full control of US-based processor and trader Tri Marine, formally creating an integrated tuna business with turnover of over $2.5 billion, multiple sources in the sector told Undercurrent News. A deal between Bolton and Tri...
Short list of finalists for 2019 Pacific Music Awards
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards have just been announced and confirm a strong year for Pasifika hip hop, and growth across a range of music genres and cultures. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Pacific Music Awards in Aotearoa, after starting off...
(L-R) Daedae Tekorongo-Waka, Amberley Aumua, Serval Fandango, Joshua Iosefa, Gloriana Meyers, and Zandra Ah Jay-Maepu.
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Six artists from a variety of disciplines have been invited into this year's Creative New Zealand Pasifika Internships Program. The director of Tautai, the organization which runs the Creative New Zealand funded program, Courtney Sina Meredith said the situation was unique...

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