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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...
The new Pacific director for the World Bank says there are massive gains to be made in the Pacific if countries can get things right. Michel Kerf will oversee the World Bank's regional portfolio which includes 55 projects across 13 countries worth more than $US 1-billion. Mr Kerf said the Bank had...
Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has taken the Ministry of Police portfolio following a cabinet reshuffle. Sala Fata Pinati, who has held the Police portfolio for five years, now has the portfolios of the Audit office and the office of the Bureau of Statistics and also the...
Up to 1700 athletes are expected to take part in the relaunched Samoa Games next month. The event was last held a decade ago but is but is being revived in an attempt to address the country's poor performance at the Olympics, Commonwealth and Pacific Games. CEO of the Samoa Association of Sports...
The nation of Samoa, and its prime minister, are set to steal the limelight during the worldwide telecast of Joseph Parker's heavyweight title fight in Auckland next month. Where the New Zealand government, and Auckland council, have declined to help fund Parker's fight for the WBO title against...

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