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Julius Netzler

Julius completed the NUS Under Prepatory Year in 2021. He has been accepted into Auckland University of Technology to study Engineering from Sem 2 this year. Julius has joined the SGN team as a Junior Reporter and IT Officer until he leaves for NZ later in the year.

No Injuries in Apia Town-Clock Roundabout Crash

A small vehicle with two passengers crashed into a landcruiser pick-up truck today at the Apia town clock roundabout, just after 12:00pm. According to on-site witnesses the landcruiser was exiting the roundabout when the smaller vehicle entering the roundabout from infront of Chan Mows, crashed into it. Witnesses say the driver of the landcruiser looked […]

Right to Vote for Overseas Samoans on the Agenda for Commission of Inquiry

10 June 2022, Apia Samoa. The Commission of Inquiry appointed to lead a national review of the election process and make recommendations on the country’s Electoral Act following the April 2021 General Elections has confirmed 10 key areas of review, including the question of whether overseas Samoans ought to be given the right to vote. The Chairman […]

Wellington NZ: Man Holding Knife to Victim’s Throat Shot Dead by Police

Wed 8 June 2022, Newlands, Wellington NZ. A man has died after being shot by police in Newlands, Wellington while responding to a domestic violence incident just before 3pm on Tuesday afternoon (NZ time). In a press conference Acting Wellington District Commander Inspector Tracey Thompson told media that upon arrival, police were confronted with a […]

Former Manu Samoa Honoured in Rockhampton’s 50 Most Influential Sports Personalities

Former Manu Samoa 15s International, Onéhunga Mata’uiau, has been named in Rockhampton’s 50 Most Influential Sporting Personalities for 2022. The Rockhampton list honors the sports personalities shaping the region, covering grassroots clubs to coaches, presidents and volunteers, “the people who are changing the landscape of the local region for the better”. Onéhunga Mata’uiau has been […]

Manu Samoa Head Coach Excited and Confident in his Team Selection

The Manu Samoa Head Coach Vaovasamanaia Seilala Mapusua held a press conference at the Samoa Rugby Union headquarters at Tuanaimato on Friday afternoon, following the naming of his team by Lapaki Samoa Chairman, Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Maliegaoi the day before. Head Coach Vaovasamanaia opened the conference by expressing his excitement and full belief in his […]

Taula Apia Rugby Union launches 60th Independence International King of 10s Tournament

The Apia Rugby Union launched the 60th Independence International King of 10s tournament brought to you by the Samoan Government in partnership with Taula Beverages Ltd.  The one day tournament set to take place at Apia Park will showcase the vast local Rugby talent we have on island with 12 teams which have been divided into […]

Foisala Lilo Ioane Leads Preliminary Vote Count for Gagaifomauga No 2

The preliminary vote count for Gagaifomauga No 2 constituencies by-election shows independent candidate Foisala Lilo Ioane was the favorite, with 413 votes. The preliminary vote count was live-streamed by the Office of Electoral Commission facebook page displaying the numbers for each candidate from the different booths. According to the OEC, there were 2031 eligible voters […]

Australia’s Foreign Minister Announces a Replacement Patrol Boat for Samoa

Australia’s Foreign Minister Senator Hon. Penny Wong, who was in Samoa on a state visit to coincide with Samoa’s 60th independence anniversary, announced Australia would be providing a guardian-class patrol boat for Samoa, to replace the Nafanua II. The Nafanua II was a guardian-class patrol boat valued at $30 million tala (AUD$15m) gifted as part […]

Truck Loses Control and Veers Off Road at Vailima

Thursday May 2022 Apia Samoa. The driver and passenger of a truck escaped the wreckage with no serious injuries after the vehicle they’d been travelling in lost control and veered off the road. The single car accident took down an electricity pole at just after 1:30pm this afternoon. Miraculously noone was injured when the Apia […]

Hearing of Man Facing Two Charges of Sexual Connection Against 4-Year-Old Girl Underway in Supreme Court

Thursday 19 May 2022, Apia Samoa. An assessor trial of a man in his early 40’s facing two charges relating to sexual connection of a 4-year-old girl was held over two days in the Supreme Court of Samoa this week, before Justice Tologata Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren. The incident was alleged to have occurred in December […]