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Locals show their support for the Blues. [photo:  PHIL WALTER/GETTY IMAGES  via Stuff NZ]
Blues chief executive Michael Redman has laid the blame for expensive ticket prices to Samoa's first Super Rugby game at the feet of the small Apia venue and lack of collective revenue streams. The Blues' 34-29 win over the Reds last Friday was billed as a historic event with Apia Park hosting its...
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A retired Supreme Court judge in Samoa, Lesatele Rapi Va'ai, will chair a Commission of Inquiry investigating three police officers. The inquiry's terms of reference will investigate suspended assistant police commissioner Mulinuu Samoa Mulinuu,and the former police inspector, Luatimu Samau, on...
 One of Talofa Airways Twin Commander aircraft [Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Samoa Airline, Talofa Air, is to start flying to Tonga from July 1st. The airline chief executive, Toleafoa Jeffrey Hunter, said they would fly to Tonga four times a week, twice from Fagalii on Upolu and twice from Pago Pago. The airline, which only launched its service last year, was originally...
 Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Prime Minister and Minister for Public Utilities of Tuvalu, addresses the United Nations high-level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants. [Photo: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine]
Tuvalu's prime minister, Enele Sopoaga, ordered his officials to cancel any cooperation with the United States on Friday, calling the country's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement distressing and destructive. "I have instructed my officials not to talk any climate change...
WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior has added19 staffers to lead and assist the Department during the Trump administration. Hires include key positions including the Chief of Staff to the Secretary, Associate Deputy Secretary, Principal Deputy Solicitor, and two Principal Deputy Assistant...
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Palemia is the Samoan word for prime minister and it is the title of a book released today in Samoa which details the long and fascinating life of Prime Minister Tu'ilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. It is a memoir of Tu'laepa's time at or near the top of the Samoa government and the changes and...
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BBC has alerted us all that the word “covfefe” as used by the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is a Samoan word. Do you know how excited our very small country is, that a leader of the free world has used a word in our language, and what better time than the celebration of...
In New Zealand, Sabrina Fa'avae and Italia Toelei'u are a part of Samoan Language Week, part of a series of Pacific language weeks, which this year tie together language, culture and identity. Samoan Language Week ends this Friday, June 3.  [Photo: RNZ Pacific / Sara Vui-Talitu]
TWO FOR TEA Beginning tonight, for Happy Hour, 5:30pm – 7:30p.m., at the Sadie Thompson Inn, “Tea for Two”, brings a medley of oldies but goodies, jazz and Samoan songs performed by Peta Si'ulepa and Vaito’a Hans Langkilde, backed by ‘seasoned’ musicians. It’s all a part of promoting live music in...
Coconut oil — miracle cure or marketing hype? [Courtesy photo: radionz.co.nz]
In the first part of a new podcast series looking at the facts behind current health trends, Kate Pereyra Garcia spends three weeks eating coconut oil to find out if really makes a difference. The proponents of coconut oil make a lot of promises. So when someone was needed as a human guinea pig for...
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi at the 55th Independence Day celebration, June 1, 2017. [photo from screen shot]
It was the custom of our forbears that when a special moment was forthcoming, they would revert to modes of prayer, fasting and dream dialogues for insight. I want to share with you the insights and perspectives gained through my prayers, fasting and dream dialogues in preparation for today. Today...

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