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Brisin 'Manu' is a Junior Reporter who attended the NUS Foundation Program in Samoa and took the Media & Journalism class offered in 2021. He is now studying at the University of Waikato and continues to write part-time for SGN.

Ne Yo Drapes Samoan Flag as he Walks onto Stage to Perform ‘Miss Independent’ in New Zealand

Samoan fans at the Palmerston North concert of the Juicy Festival were blown away when American superstar singer-songwriter Ne Yo walked onto the stage to perform is popular hit single, “Miss Independent” – wearing the Samoan flag! As the band played the prelude to Miss Independent, the singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer, was […]

Manu Samoa 7’s Respected the Invitation to Join Parade and Support the Toa Samoa

Friday 30 December 2022, Apia Samoa. The Manu Samoa 7s Management and Players were invited to attend the Rugby League Samoa thanksgiving service on Thursday morning and in the spirit of showing support for their visiting brothers in the Toa Samoa team, the Cape Town Champs were also “more than happy” to walk in the […]

Stowaway from Samoa Discovered on Fiji Airways Chirstmas Eve Flight

29 December 2022, Apia Samoa. A stowaway was discovered on a Fiji Airways flight that departed Apia for Nadi on Christmas Eve. Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said investigations are currently underway as to how the woman managed to board the flight without being detected by airport security, immigration or customs. The woman is […]

Tumanuvao Says Four Time NBA Champion Shaq O’Neil is Coming to Samoa

Tumanuvao Evile Falefatu has announced through a social media post that four-time NBA Champion, Shaquille (Shaq) O’Neal, is coming to Samoa and will take on a matai title from Leulumoega. Tumanuvao Evile Falefatu is the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Airport Authority. He recently traveled to the US to meet with Shaq and […]

Fireworks at Apia Harbour to Welcome the New Year

  Translated from the files of FaaSamoa. A Special Events Committee tasked with coordinating activities in the lead-up to Chrstmas and New Year have announced the proposed programme to include a parade, performances and fireworks. The announcement was made by the joint  team of Samoa’s Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner, Tanuvasa Petone Mauga, Deputy Police […]

Samoa Wins PacificAus Sports 2022 Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy 

Samoa are the winners of the PacificAus Sports 2022 Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy after a two-match competition with Pacific brothers Tonga. The Galumalemana Rudolph Moors coached side clinched the Championship after beating Tonga Under 20s by 8 points to 5 in the second test match at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku’alofa. Last week a second half comeback […]

Tautua Book Signing at SSAB a Huge Success

“The book signing this morning was a huge success 🤩🥰…” “What was planned as a one-hour event turned to be over two hours to accommodate the high number of supporters and buyers that came to the book signing..” This is how the Samoa Stationery and Books – SSAB’s Marketing team described the book signing of […]

Local Rugby Star Signs Contract with Moana Pasifika for 2023 Super Rugby Season

Miracle Fai’ilagi has set the stage for local rugby talent by securing a full time contract with Moana Pasifika for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific Season. The Vailele Rugby Club’s elusive lineout jumper headlines the five new signings in the 2023 squad released in a press statement by the franchise this morning. The 23-year-old […]

Manu Samoa 15s Take a Hard 49-17 Loss to Italy

The Manu Samoa 15s have taken a tough 49-17 loss to Italy in the first match of their Northern Hemisphere Tour. Samoa started well and applied the pressure in the first 10 minutes but couldn’t turn that into points. A penalty put Italy on the scoreboard first in the 11th minute through Tommaso Allan. The […]

“Against The Odds” Plodzicki-Faoagali Wins Silver for Samoa at Commonwealth Games

Samoa’s highest ranked boxer, Tupuola Seua’i Ato Leau Plodzicki-Faoagali has ended years of preparation, hard work and sacrifice with a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games representing his father’s homeland of Samoa. The Sydney-based Australian-born Samoa Olympian says he thought he had done enough to secure the gold medal for his country against the might […]