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A beloved Auckland-based minister has lost his battle to remain in New Zealand, despite the Samoan church claiming he's the only man fit for his job. Iosia Pati, 59, and his wife Ruta, 57, have run a Samoan methodist church in south Auckland since 2011; their lawyer said that without them, the...
Protests are ongoing against a controversial oil pipeline project in North Dakota and a Native American artist says the Pacific should take note to prevent similar projects from occurring elsewhere. The $US3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will run 1870km through Iowa, Illinois, and North...
There are calls for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to get tough on longliners fishing for tuna in the Pacific. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement, under which 8 island nations co-operate over the region's purse seine fisheries, said the longliner fishery in the Pacific was...
Apia, SAMOA — One of Samoa’s TV stations has partnered up with Digital to bring the much anticipated Parker fight live to Samoa on December 10, 2016. Undefeated Joseph Parker has four wins in 2016 and is now preparing for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Heavy Weight Championship held in New...
Disney’s animated movie “Moana” debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it depicts their culture, Associated Press reported this week. Of particular concern is the movie’s portrayal of the demigod Maui, who...
Members of Auckland's Pasifika and Maori community are to perform a haka in support of Native Americans protesting against the construction of a controversial pipeline. There have been protest camps on Sioux land at Standing Rock in North Dakota since April against plans to build an oil pipeline...
Samoa has completed the first phase of multimillion-dollar airport terminal building project at Faleolo international airport. The new departure lounge cost $US31.7 million to build with funding coming through a loan from China. The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said the project is...
“Know your purpose in life,” was the message from Miss Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora to the eight contestants at the 30th Miss Pacific Islands Pageant. From Gabagaba, Papua New Guinea Abigail won the first Miss Pacific Island’s title after the name of the pageant was changed last year. Samoa News...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s new Tui-Samoa Cable will span more than 900 miles connecting Samoa to Fiji with branching units to Wallis & Futuna and Vanua Levu, Fiji, which is meant to enhance fast, reliable and affordable internet services across the region. This was made known during the agreement...
Apia, SAMOA — Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Justice & Courts, Papalii John Taimalelagi has confirmed that the suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil is facing 271 criminal charges. In an interview with Samoa News at his office yesterday, the CEO stated that initially...

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