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Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — There are calls for the New Zealand government to uphold Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities and end racism within the health system that is contributing to shorter lives for Māori and Pacific people. Medical researchers have found around half of Māori and Pacific deaths...
Two Dollar Beach in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A tourist from the cruise ship that was in port Saturday, the Celebrity Solstice, died while swimming at Two Dollar Beach in America Samoa. It's believed that he died from natural causes. The man, who was travelling with his wife, was 78 years old. The couple's children...
Viliamu Samu, also known as Joe Matamata
Hawkes Bay, NEW ZEALAND — The identity of a man accused of slavery and trafficking in Hawke's Bay can now be revealed. Samoan national Viliamu Samu, known locally as Joe Matamata, has been charged with human trafficking and slavery after he allegedly brought Samoans to New Zealand to work illegally...
International arrivals line at NZ airport
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Pacific islanders are being encouraged by Immigration New Zealand to register for this year's ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category. The ballot, open to citizens of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu takes place between 1 and 30 April. Each year up...
 Samoa RSE workers
Apia, SAMOA — Samoans in the New Zealand seasonal workers scheme have been told if they commit adultery they will be brought home. The Minister for Commerce, Industry and Labour, Lautafi Selafi Purcell told Newsline Samoa that his intentions are serious. He said the government would not condone...
Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch NZ
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully...
 Photo from a previous Wellington Pasifika festival
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's capital will host its 15th Pacific arts festival this weekend. The Wellington Pasifika Festival coincides with the city's anniversary weekend and showcases the region's diverse Pacific communities, cultures and cuisines. Wellington City Council's events...
 File photo of Samoa Airways plane on runway
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A young boy has died on board a flight from Auckland to Samoa, despite attempts by cabin crew to save him. The passenger, who had a pre-existing medical condition, died on Boxing Day on a Samoa Airways flight, the Samoa Observer reported. The airline confirmed the details to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Technically minded individuals who want a challenging and profitable career are encouraged to consider the Apprenticeship Program, being offered by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA). The deadline to submit applications is 2 p.m., next Monday, December 31, 2018....
Mr Dalton's mother Christine Wilson
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a New Zealander killed in a Samoan prison is hoping for answers after meeting with Foreign Minister Winston Peters today. Hans Dalton died in Taifagata Prison while holidaying in Samoa in 2012. The 38-year-old had a mental illness and became distressed...

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