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  1. Brad Weber still gunning for World Cup spot after missing 51-man All Blacks squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    Brad Weber is still gunning for a place in next year's World Cup squad despite not hearing his name called out among the 51 players the All Blacks selected for their upcoming tour to Japan and Europe. The 27-year-old halfback felt he was a decent chance of returning to an expanded All Blacks squad after his one test appearance off the bench against Samoa in Apia in 2015.


  2. Interview: China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative provides...Read the original story

    Sunday Oct 14 | Xinhuanet

    The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative is opening a vast market and providing opportunities of development for the world, particular for the South Pacific region's small island nations including Samoa, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa has said. "The Belt and Road Initiative is opening a vast market and bringing lots of opportunities for the world, particular for the small countries like Samoa in the South Pacific region in this difficult times and challenges posed by climate change," Tuilaepa said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.


  3. Spto announces new partnership with NZ Māori TourismRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Scoop

    ... tralia. The MOU with New Zealand MA ori Tourism was signed at the SPTO Board of Directors meeting held at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows in Apia on Thursday, 5th of October 2018.


  4. Regional aviation industry meets in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | Matangi Tonga

    ... of Tonga's sole domestic carrier, Real Tonga Airline, said that since the launch of its international flight to Samoa in June that business was slow on that route. "Flights to Apia, Samoa via Vava'u are very slow with picking up sales." In the past, ...


  5. Matt Scott relishing his return to Edinburgh RugbyRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 29 |

    ... ho have been around for a while will remember a younger, less muscular version of the same player running rings around Samoa in Apia back in 2012. The loss of Bennett to injury also splits an interesting partnership. The centre claims that


  6. Oceania: How Pacific art breathed life into the modern worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 |

    ... Oceania at the Royal Academy. My nana, who's mother was Tuipe Illaisane Fonua of Vava'u, Tonga, who was born in Apia, Samoa and raised in Lami, Fiji, has never wanted to be an Islander. She prefers to be "English". The Duchess first met artists from ...


  7. Digicel Samoa network upgrade pushes 4G coverage to 90% of populationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Digicel Samoa, part of the Caribbean-focused Digicel Group, has completed its network upgrade and now covers 90% of the population with its 4G network. Launched in July 2016, Digicel's advanced network, which uses frequencies in the 700MHz band, had an estimated coverage of >70% earlier this year, with a focus on Tuasivi, Salelologa, Vaiola, Fa'a'ala, and Upolu .


  8. Samoa: The South Pacific's hidden gemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 |

    ... to the perfectly turquoise - and completely empty - palm-fringed lagoon in front of us. The island of Savai'i is Samoa's lesser-known gem. This place is so vastly different from the country's main island of Upolu, it almost feels like we're in ...


  9. Minister honoured to represent NZ in Tokelau visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | Scoop

    ... Boats with funding from New Zealand's Maritime Safety Programme. The trip to Tokelau will follow a stop in Apia, Samoa, where Mr Faafoi will meet with Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa and visit the National Emergency Operating Centre. Mr ...


  10. Rugby: Agustin Pichot's 'League of Nations' idea a potentially divisive jokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 23 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... official ranking system, Fiji are currently 10th, Tonga 12th (under pressure from Georgia, only .71 points behind) and Samoa, who recently appointed a new head coach in former Blues assistant Steve Jackson, 16th. For Fiji and Tonga to have such high ...


  11. Deadlines for 2019 Pacific Games setRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Saipan Tribune

    The Apia Park National Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2019 Pacific Games and other competitions in next year's event. Submission of the initial number of entries for countries that will be competing in the XVI Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa is due at the end of October this year.


  12. Sights seen from a different perspectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | The New Zealand Herald

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  13. New Zealand to cooperate with Japan on Climate Change CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Scoop

    New Zealand and Japan will cooperate to ensure the success of the Pacific Climate Change Centre in Samoa, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. "New Zealand is committed to supporting climate change action across the Pacific and we see the Pacific Climate Change Centre as a key regional institution," Mr Peters said.


  14. Honoring Lost Leaders at 'All My Usos,' a Polynesian Community BBQ in BayviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | KQED

    ... that line the Mormon Temple on the hillside of East Oakland. She also told me that a lot of Samoans from American Samoa (not to be confused with the Independent State of Samoa) came to the mainland United States in order to get involved in the armed ...


  15. Insider tip: SamoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 |

    Mother Nature certainly left her mark on Samoa's treasured islands. Countless volcanic eruptions have resulted in emerald-green landscapes and sparkling seas, making it easy to fall in love with the Polynesian paradise.


  16. PM raises eyebrows with "weight loss competition" proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Matangi Tonga

    ... in a year long weight loss competition. He made the comments during an interview with the Samoan Observer in Apia, Samoa last week where he was attending the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers' Meeting. When asked about the problem of ...


  17. Second nurse charged over Samoa baby deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | The Otago Daily Times

    A second nurse in Samoa has been arrested and charged with manslaughter over the death of two babies following their MMR vaccines. Police arrested the nurse on Wednesday and brought her from from Savai'i Island to the Apia police headquarters, where she was charged and held in custody.


  18. Aggie Grey's family sells famed hotel sold to Chinese investorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Aggie Grey's in Apia, Samoa has been sold by Aggie Grey's grandchildren and other family shareholders for $50 million. Grey, born Agnes Swann, was a half English-half Samoan woman who opened the hotel in 1933.


  19. Former NZ High Commissioner David Nicholson's parting shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | Southland Times

    New Zealand's High Commissioner to Samoa has resigned with a parting shot at his diplomat colleagues on the way out. Foreign Minister Winston Peters was in Apia this week, but David Nicholson wasn't there to meet him, which sources have pointed to as highly unusual.


  20. The Space Between: Netballer Sulu Fitzpatrick's coming of ageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... the knee - for many years, but it was a convergence of forces that brought her to that fale on the shores of Apia, Samoa last August. She wanted to honour her late Papa, Sola Brown, who passed away in 2010 in Fitzpatrick's final year of high school. ...