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Indigenous delegation offers NZ advice on UN declaration

7 April, 2019. An indigenous delegation is in NZ to measure the country’s progress on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) will be helping the Crown and Maori work together to create a plan to […]

Couple says they found a camera hidden in an Airbnb

7 April, 2019. By Ali Gostanian and Suzanne Ciechalski. A New Zealand couple on a family trip through Europe said they made a disturbing discovery upon checking into an Airbnb in Ireland in March — a hidden camera was livestreaming their family. Andrew Barker, 48, an IT security consultant, was scanning the Wi-Fi network at […]

Hong Kong Sevens: Tonga sing and pray for Hongkonger ahead of life-threatening heart surgery

Jonathan Mo is surrounded by the Pacific Islanders as they ask God to protect him during his surgery Mo’s dreams of a professional rugby career were dashed but now he lives it vicariously through the players Jonathan Mo could not believe it when the Tongan sevens liaison officer reached out to him and invited him […]

Shared Vision for Health in the Pacific – WHO Regional Director Visits Samoa

APIA, Samoa, 2 April 2019 Government Press Secretariat Office: Author – Nanai Laveitiga Tuiletufuga – On his first trip to Samoa since beginning his five year tenure as World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Takeshi Kasai met this week with Samoan leaders, health workers and members of the community. Dr Kasai […]

Meet Filoi Eneliko most capped women player for Samoa in Touch Rugby

Represented Samoa since 2003. 2003 PG – co-captain for Mix: 4th place 2005 SPIN – Co-captain Mix Bronze medalist and Womens Bronze medal 2007 PG – Co-captain Gold medal Mix and Silver medal Womens  2009 Mini games – Captain for the Womens gold medal (Selected to the ALL STAR TEAM FOR PACIFIC) 2015 PG – […]

Samoa Parliament at New Maota Fono, 2019

Samoa Parliament at new Maota Fono, 18 March 2019. (0)

Christchurch shooting: multiple fatalities after mass shooting at two mosques – live updates

Ardern says her thoughts are with the people of Christchurch, including those families that may be separated due to the lockdown. She seems like she is holding back tears as she speaks about these events. The Bangladesh cricket team “just escaped” after shots were fired at a Christchurch mosque close to where the team was due to […]

The Ides of March: Julius Caesar is Murdered | 15 March 44 BC

Julius Caesar, the ”dictator for life” of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey’s Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as sixty noblemen, including Caesar’s own protege, Marcus Brutus. The assassination of Caesar was the result of a conspiracy by many Roman senators led by Gaius Cassius […]

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Disrupted For Hours

13 March, 2019. If you can’t post a new status on Facebook, it’s not you. Facebook and Facebook-owned photo app Instagram have been down for some users on Wednesday for more than eight hours. The social networks have been having issues since around 9 a.m. PT, according to tracking site Down Detecter. Some users have posted on Twitter that they’re […]

Mini Cheesecakes at Amoa Resort, Savaii

13 March 2019, Savaii Samoa. Amoa Resort in Savaii has this delicious new mini cheesecake which comes in 3 irresistible flavours – papaya, koko mouse or berry, and served with coconut ice cream. For only ST$15 tala! As seen on their #RESORTCAM yesterday afternoon: 🙌 Hands up all the sweet tooths because the #amoakitchen have […]