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Screen shot of press conference via TVNZ
  Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — At a press conference on Sunday (NZ time) Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed a woman in her 70s on the West Coast (of New Zealand), who was initially thought to have influenza, had died. The woman died in Grey Base Hospital. The woman, who had...
Yesterday on behalf of the Pacific Leadership Forum I wrote to the Government through Hon. Aupito William Sio Minister of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand to express our deep concern for the Pacific communities across Auckland and wider New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the...
Matamata's Hastings home
Napier, NEW ZEALAND — A Samoan chief on trial for slavery says he paid for five of the complainants to come to New Zealand to perform at his mother's birthday party, but they ran away and became overstayers. Hastings resident Joseph Auga Matamata, 65, denies 11 charges of trafficking and 13 charges...
New Zealand All Blacks performing haka in Vancouver
The New Zealand All Blacks 7s perform a haka in celebration of their Cup Final Championship 17-14 win over Australia at the Vancouver 7s, Day 2, BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky Communications, 3/8/20]
Court House Mulinuu
Mulinuu, Samoa — A district court judge in Samoa has accepted an extradition application for Tulisi Leiataua who is facing 29 sexual charges in New Zealand. The application was filed by the New Zealand Crown Law office on behalf of the government there. Tulisi Leiataua has been charged with nine...
Travellers wearing face masks exit the arrivals hall at Auckland International Airport
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — After a traveller infected with coronavirus flew into New Zealand on Wednesday, February 26, from Tehran, Iran via Bali on Emirates flight EK450, New Zealand health officials have contacted 18 passengers seated near a person infected with coronavirus, but not all have...
Samoa Ministry of Health logo
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa government has cut the number of weekly international flights from New Zealand in reaction to its first case of Covid-19 (the form coronavirus that is currently spreading around the world). On Friday, a New Zealander in their 60s tested positive for the coronavirus in...
So'omalo Iteni Schwalger in Samoa with others after his tatau was done.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A New Zealand-based Pasifika group has created a guide for those undergoing the traditional tatau, which outlines safe, hygienic practices while also incorporating both the cultural and spiritual aspects. The tatau is a process rich in ritual using traditional techniques but...
Joseph Auga Matamata.
Napier, NEW ZEALAND — A Samoan man the Crown says was trafficked to New Zealand and used as a slave says he was put to work within hours getting off the plane and was constantly beaten for working too slowly. He is one of 13 complainants to give evidence at the trial of Joseph Auga Matamata, 65, at...
Samoan national Joseph Matamata
Napier, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's first court trial involving slavery and human trafficking charges has ended its first week in the High Court in Napier and will resume today (New Zealand time). The trial before Justice Helen Cull and a jury started on Monday last week with horticultural and...

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