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Children’s Bodies Found in Unclaimed Suitcases Left in South Auckland Storage Facility

It has been confirmed that the human remains found in suitcases bought from a storage unit as part of an auction for abandoned goods, are those of two young children. NZ Police Detective Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua told NZ media that post mortem examinations have found the children to have been between five and ten-years-old. […]

Officials have Cleared Bomb Threat Called in for American Samoa Airport and Seaport

Peace Corps Program Reopens After Two Year Suspension due to COVID-19 Pandemic

US Senators and members of Congress have issued a letter to the Acting Director of Peace Corps programs Ms Carol Spahn by the Biden administration that volunteers programs will soon return to Samoa, after more than two years’ suspension since early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the letter, they wanted to voice […]

Agreement Formalises the ADB Office in Samoa

Viscious Attack on New Zealand Police Officer Caught on Camera

Tuesday 19 July 2022, Source: NZ Herald.  A female police officer was knocked unconscious in a vicious attack in a Manurewa street in Auckland, New Zealand.  The incident was caught on video by a shocked bystander, and it is being widely shared on social media. Police confirmed a man, 27, had been arrested following the […]

Dr Ashley Bloomfield to Step Down in July – Described as a True Example of a Public Servant

Miss Samoa Victoria Re-launches Pageant Themed “Rise with Faith – Tula’i ma le Faatuatua”

Miss Samoa Victoria returns after the Covid-19 lockdowns to relaunch its pageant under the theme of, “Rise with Faith, Tula’i ma le Fa’atuatua”. Six tama’ita’i Samoa from the state of Victoria will compete in this year’s pageant scheduled for August – all vying for the Miss Samoa Victoria crown. The winner will then travel with […]

Faasoa Manuia Encourages Youth and Promotes Healthy Families

UNESCO and SROS Signed an Agreement Under the UN Joint Programme on Ecosystem Services Building

Apia, 14 July 2022: The Scientific Research Organization of Samoa (SROS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have signed an agreement for the partnership to support local research in Samoa. This partnership is a result of the UN Joint Programme on Ecosystem Services Building Forward Better by Safeguarding Natural Capital and […]

Faasoa Manuia Encourages Youth and Promotes Healthy Families

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Encourage Investment in our Young Children, the Leaders of Tomorrow

Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting, Suva Fiji.  Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and officials spent the morning hearing young children’s dreams for 2050, including a Mother-Daughter Talanoa about Climate Change with Pacific Climate Warrior Alisi Rabukawaqa-Nacewa and her daughter Aiyanna Nacewa. The children of Mobile Kindy Fiji led the program in which the Pacific Islands Forum Chair […]

Regional Civil Society Groups get Permanent Space at Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

NZ: Seven Members of a Family Tragically Killed in Picton Crash, Two Remain in Hospital

South Island New Zealand. Seven people including a baby died on Sunday morning in a tragic head-on crash on State Highway 1, south of Picton, in the Marlborough region of New Zealand’s South Island. In a media statement following the fatal incident, Police Inspector Paul Borrell said the crash involved a van and a refrigerated […]

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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 […]

Fiji Records 14th Covid-19 Death and Hundreds of New Cases Each Day

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Visits Samoa and Tonga Within her First Two Weeks in Office

Thursday 2 June 2022, Apia, Samoa. Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Penelope Ying-Yen Wong is in Samoa today for a state visit that comes just a week and a half after she was sworn-in as Minister for the new Labor administration. In a public statement issued before departing Australia last night, the Minister states […]

We are Custodians of the Pacific Ocean

Officials have Cleared Bomb Threat Called in for American Samoa Airport and Seaport

Wed 01 June 2022 (Tues 31 May 2022 in American Samoa) Pago Pago, American Samoa. The American Samoa airport and seaport areas were both evacuated this morning when a bomb threat was received for both the seaport and airport. Officials told Samoa Global News that an anonymous caller said there was a bomb at the […]

Samoan Appointed Vice Chancellor of Auckland University of Technology