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Cardiff, WALES — Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker has sent out his final rallying cry as he and Anthony Joshua faced off for the final time ahead of tomorrow’s hugely anticipated heavyweight unification bout at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Lupesoliai, born to Samoan parents Dempsey...
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Apia, SAMOA — National Bank of Samoa (NBS) and Digicel Samoa are pleased to announce a partnership to develop the next generation of cost-effective and easy mobile banking and remittance services for Samoan customers. Digicel will work with NBS to integrate its Mobile Money platform with NBS’...
Samoa's PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has warned that Facebook and other social media platforms may soon be banned in the country. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told news media on Wednesday that it would be his government's last resort if bloggers using social media to attack government did not start...
 Robbie Magasiva [Photo: John McDermott via RNZI]
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The magic of storytelling island-style has seen audiences return in droves to see a popular Pacific comedy group for performances at this month's Auckland Arts Festival. The Naked Samoans Do Magic is their new show after almost a decade off stage that was sprinkled with...
  The Samoa sevens team are onto their third manager this season. [Photo: PHOTOSPORT via RNZI]
Apia, SAMOA — The Manu Samoa sevens team is searching for a third manager in little over eight months. Shalom Senara has resigned from the role due to family reasons. He took up the position in October, having spent the previous two years as the Samoa Rugby Union's Development Manager. "Shalom has...
 A slightly teary-eyed Kings accepting his second award of the night - Best Pacific Urban Artist. [Photo: Hannah Rolfe / Topic via RNZI]
South Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The finalists for the 2018 Pacific Music Awards have been announced at the Ōtara Music Arts Centre in South Auckland. The event marks its 30th anniversary on 24 May. Vodafone Pacific Music Awards finalists: Virgin Australia Best Pacific Female Artist Award: La Coco -...
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Apia, SAMOA — Manu Samoa 7s is dedicating the Hong Kong IRB 7s leg next week to the late La’auli Alan Grey. They will be wearing black armbands to honor La’auli celebrated as the man responsible for propelling Manu Samoa to the world stage single handedly. “He’s an exemplary man,” are the...
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND —  Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji are encouraged to register for this year’s ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category, which takes place between 3 and 30 April. Immigration Instructions recognise the special relationship between New...
Apia, SAMOA — The China Navigation Company (CNCo) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (SPREP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address critical waste management issue in the Pacific islands. Known as the “Moana Taka Partnership”, this MOU allows for CNCo...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police have charged an 18-year-old Vailoa man with murder. The charge came after police investigations into the discovery of a young man's body by the roadside in the village last week. Police spokesperson Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said it was understood alcohol might have been...

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