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[Photo: RNZ / Koroi Hawkins]
A fleet of double-hulled waka hourua is expected to be welcomed to the shores of Wellington Harbour tonight (Monday night NZ time) with kapa haka, song, and theatre, to open the New Zealand Festival. The performance is inspired by the arrival of navigator and explorer Kupe to Aotearoa, and will...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is a man brimming with confidence. As his critics over the Government’s plan for customary lands grow to include the former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Prime Minister Tuilaepa remains unfazed. He is steadfast that there...
Nearly six years on the family claim they've been let down by Natasha and Nicholas Dalton, with lawyer Olinda Woodruffe (centre), hope to get justice for their brother Hans who died in police custody in Samoa in 2012. [Photo / Peter Meecham]
Family of a mentally ill man killed in a Samoan prison are begging the Government to intervene in the long-running case when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern travels there this weekend for Cyclone relief efforts. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has told Hans Dalton's family the Government is "...
Sharks will be protected in Samoa. (Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via infosurhoy.com)
The island nation of Samoa has declared its waters a shark sanctuary, joining a string of other Pacific countries in protecting the marine predators. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele said the move would help sustain a vital part of the ocean’s ecosystem. “We will not sit idly by while the demand for...
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The Samoa government has issued a temporary ban on the exports of fresh taro to American Samoa. This is according to a letter signed by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua, addressed to the American Samoa Government, Department of Agriculture Director, Filifa’atali Michael...
The destruction left in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita. [Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller]
Tongan disaster officials say 15 families remain in five evacuation centres after Cyclone Gita hit the islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua. They said the state of emergency declared just after the category five storm is to continue. The latest situation report from the National Emergency Management...
Today's leaders summit of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, or PNA, could herald a new era of cooperation in the Pacific's tuna fishery. The meeting in the Marshall Islands brings together leaders of the eight member nations for just the second time since the agreement was forged in 1982. Our...
The Guam government is planning to implement a shorter working week from next week to overcome a budget shortfall. State employees are set to work a 32 hour week. But the Guam Teachers Federation said the government must solve its financial problems without impacting on the lives of government...
 Samoa PM and helping hands haul submarine cable ashore [Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
More job opportunities are expected in Samoa after the setting up of a new depot to service 19 submarine cable systems in the region. A ground breaking ceremony has been held to kick off construction works for TE SubCom's depot on the main wharf at Apia. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele...
A student, one of two at Avele College who had been expelled from school for bad behaviour, attacked a teacher, last week. As a result, the male teacher has filed a complaint with the Police. The attack was confirmed by the School’s Principal, Matafeo Reupena Matafeo. “I can’t discuss what has...

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