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U.S. Coast Guard Concludes Operation Tui Moana Air Rider Mission

The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded the Operation Tui Moana Air Rider Mission in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Police, Prisons and Corrections, patrolling Samoa’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and maritime law enforcement. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Noriko Horiuchi commended the efforts of the Samoa Government to enforce maritime […]

Young Violence Survivor Serves the Hastings Delegation with Confidence

There was a confident smile from a survivor of violence and a former resident of the Campus of Hope shelter facility, as she serves the Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst and delegation from New Zealand earlier this week. The event was a market space organized by the Maua App, for the local artists to showcase the […]

Tongan Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu Passes Away in Auckland Hospital

Royal Highness Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu of the Kingdom of Tonga has died aged 75. The Palace office in Nuku’alofa announced Sunday night Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili died peacefully at 7.15am on Sunday surrounded by family at Auckland Hospital. Princess Siu’ilikutapu was born in May 1948, the oldest daughter of Prince Fatafehi Tuʻipelehake and his […]

Today In History: 29 May 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Became the First to Reach Mt Everest Summit

At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on […]

Digicel Samoa Takes Naming Rights Partnership for 35th Marist International Rugby 7s

Saturday, 27 May 2023, Apia Samoa. Digicel Samoa is thrilled to announce its partnership as the naming rights sponsor for the 35th Marist St Joseph’s International Rugby 7s tournament. With a sponsorship amount of $55,000 tala, Digicel Samoa supports the esteemed Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club in preparing for the upcoming International 7s tournament set […]

Rare Gun and Knife Attack in Japan Leaves Four Dead

By Shaimaa Khalil and James FitzGerald BBC News, Tokyo and London A man has been arrested after four people were killed in a rare shooting and stabbing attack in Japan. The alleged assailant stabbed a woman and shot two policemen with a hunting rifle in Nagano prefecture. A fourth death was later confirmed. Police have […]

Today In History: 26 May 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile ‘ABM’ Treaty was Signed

The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty or ABMT) (1972–2002) was an arms control treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union on the limitation of the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems used in defending areas against ballistic missile-delivered nuclear weapons. It was intended to reduce pressures to build more nuclear weapons to maintain deterrence. Under […]

Macron is the New Technical Partner of Lakapi Samoa

26 May 2023 – The Macron Hero ‘lands’ in the Samoan archipelago and will be featured on the jerseys of the Pacific’s rugby team. Macron is the new technical partner of Lakapi Samoa, the Samoa Rugby Union, 12th in the World Rugby Ranking. The agreement includes the supply of match kits and the entire clothing […]

Moana Pasifika Head to Fiji to Face Drua

THURSDAY 25 MAY 2023. In a piece of DHL Super Rugby Pacific history, the Fijian Drua welcome Moana Pasifika on to Fijian shores. Saturday’s Round 14 match in Lautoka will be a monumental occasion for both organisations. It is an amazing opportunity for Moana Pasifika to visit one of the many Pacific Island’s they represent, […]

More than 30 F &V Small Holder and Semi-commercial Farmers were Trained by SCATAP Leader

More than 30 F & V small holder and semi-commercial farmers were trained by SCATAP technical experts Dr. Jim Liu the project team leader. The training was focused on fruits and vegetables whereas some development such as poultry farm was also promoted. The SCATAP team leader support this SAFPROM funded training to share knowledge and […]