Home Julius Netzler

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.

Police Arrest Father who Tied his Son to a Chair

18 May 2021 Apia Samoa. The Samoa Police have arrested and charged a man for assault following an incident where a young boy was seen tied to a chair while he was being told off by his father. “The incident happened earlier this year,” said Police Deputy Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo.  “Where a father had […]

High Schools in Samoa to Reopen Under a Staggered Approach and Strict Health Measures

Tuesday 17 May 2022, Apia Samoa. Following the Prime Minister’s special announcement on Monday night, high schools in Samoa will reopen on Wednesday 18th May 2022. “The resumption of Colleges, and Post Secondary Education Training (PSET) on 18th May 2022, Primary Schools on the 30th of May 2022, and Pre Schools on the 4th of […]

Samoa Remains in Alert Level 2 with Relaxed Conditions and Borders to Fully Open 01 August 2022

In a special announcement on Monday night Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa confirmed Samoa will continue with Alert Level 2, with more relaxed conditions under State of Emergency Orders, including regular flights into Samoa with bookings returned to airlines, and the reopening of borders from 1st August 2022.  All incoming travelling passengers are now […]

O lau Manu Samoa Taitoafitu mo Falani ma Egelani 2022

O le lisi lenei o le au taitoafitu a Samoa, poo au tama fanau o le a tauina le taua o le taitoafitu i Falani ma Egelani, lea e fuafua mo le Aso 20-22 o Me, ma le Aso 28-29 o Me. O loo tuuina atu le lisi o nuu ma afioaga o tama taaalo, […]

Muliagatele Brian Limā Names Squad for Toulouse-London Legs of HSBC

Manu Samoa 7s head coach Muliagatele Brian Lima has selected his 13-man squad for the upcoming legs of the HSBC 7s. Two debutants have been named in the squad. In the forwards Muliagatele has opted for 20-year-old Ati Junior Ati, one of two replacement players who had recently travelled from Samoa to join the team […]

Samoa Farewells JICA Resident Representative Mr. Hoshino Akihiko

JICA’s Resident Representative paid a final courtesy call to Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa this week as he farewells Samoa after three and a half years of service. Mr Hoshino Akihiko departs Samoa on Sunday 15 May after serving his full term as Resident Representative and Head of Office in Samoa. Mr. Hoshino says being […]

Visitors Visa Applications for New Zealand Reopens to Samoa and Other Pacific Forum Countries from 16 May 2022

13 May 2022 Apia Samoa. Samoa and other Pacific Island Forum countries can start applying for a visitors visa to New Zealand from as early as next week, Monday 16 May 2022. This follows from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement earlier this week that New Zealand’s international border will fully reopen to all tourists and […]

Shireen Abu Akleh, Reporting Journalist shot and killed

Shireen Abu Akleh, a longtime TV correspondent for Al Jazeera, was killed while covering Israeli army raids in the city of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank. (The Palestinian territories consist of two distinct areas: the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip). Al Jazeera producer, Ali al-Samoudi, was also wounded by […]

A Time to Recognise and Honour the Sacrifices of Samoa’s Firefighters – Minister Faualo Harry Schuster

4 May 2022, International Firefighters Day, Apia Samoa.  Minister for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) Hon. Faualo Lefau Tauiliili Harry Schuster, has commended the hard work and dedication of Samoa’s firefighters. In a special announcement recorded in the lead-up to today’s celebrations, the Minister says it is a time for Samoa to recognise […]

Samoan Artist Secures a Spot in Guy Sebastian’s Top Six on The Voice Australia

22 year old Samoan, Celestial Utai from Ipswich Brisbane, took to The Voice Australia’s stage to perform Beyonce’s 2006 smash hit, Deja Vu, for her blind auditions and absolutely rocked it! Celestial had everyone in the crowd including the judges on their feet dancing to her stellar performance which landed her not only a clean […]