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Brisin Manu Retzlaff-Lima

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.

Cyclone Gabrielle: Over 500 Cancelled Flights Impacting Over 29,000 Air New Zealand Customers

Air New Zealand have asked for patience as they try to reschedule over 500 cancelled flights affecting over 29,000 customers. “Please continue to bear with us as we navigate the disruption #CycloneGabrielle has caused 💜” the airline have posted on its social media pages. “With over 500 flight cancellations impacting more than 29,000 customers, we’re […]

Manu Samoa 7s Take a Dip in the River Between Training Sessions

After a 5am training session at the Samoa Weightlifting Federation’s High Performace Unit, the Manu Samoa 7s boys take a dip before their 11am session. The team departs for Auckland this week in preparation for the next two legs of the HSBC Rugby World 7s Series: Los Angeles, USA and Van Couver, Canada. After five […]

Lots of Action at Taula Apia Rugby Union

There was a lot of action at the Tunaimato rugby grounds as the Taula Apia Rugby Union competition continued into its second week with the men’s shield game and visitors from Aotearoa joining the launch of the women’s round-robin. The Men’s Senior A shield remains with the Taumeasina Island Resort sponsored the Moataa Whites after […]

Miss American Samoa says there is Plenty We Can Do in our Everyday Lives to Fight Climate Change

Miss American Samoa, Kauhani Mea’alofa Teisia Fuimaono says there are many things we can all do in our everyday lives as a Pacific family, to fight climate change and it is important to educate our people on what they can do to help. In her research of the pre-pageant topic, Ms Fuimaono gave an overview […]

Samoa Moves Up to 3rd Place on Sevens World Series Points Table

Samoa have moved two spots up on the Rugby 7s HSBC World Series points table after a solid performance in Sydney where the men in blue won the 5th place final. The Manu 7s secured 5th place in Sydney after two solid wins to Australia (24-10) and Ireland (24-12) on day three. This gave them […]

Broadcaster and Radio Host Remembered as “A Shining Light in the Lives of Everyone You Toched”

The media, sports and NGO community in Samoa is mourning the sudden passing of senior broadcaster and radio host, Aotearoa Pesamino Myers, remembered for her positive energy that was “always the shining light in the lives of everyone you touched.” Police have not ruled out foul play as they continue investigations into the untimely death […]

Samoa Sevens Head to Sydney 5th on World Series Table, Pooled with USA, Ireland and Spain

The Manu Samoa 7’s head to Sydney in 5th place on the Rugby Sevens World Series table after securing 10 points from winning the Bowl in Hamilton. At 55 points, Samoa are just 8 behind New Zealand who catapulted to the top of the table after the cup final in Hamilton. Argentina’s 22 points for […]

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 […]