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Hundreds of jobs on offer for South Aucklanders at Airport Expo

Auckland Airport recently held its first ever 'job speed dating' event, attracting hundreds of local job seekers looking for employment. It was specifically aimed to connect those living in Counties Manukau with local jobs at the airport.

New armed response teams spark concerns for community

A public rally is being held by a group concerned about the launch of three Armed Response Teams in South Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury. As part of a six month trial, these specialist police units will operate seven days a week using armed SUV vehicles. Police commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement last week. He says an increase in firearm incidents since the Christchurch attacks is one of the main reasons for the units. But some community leaders fear violence will only increase.

TP+ Tuia 250 flotilla in Auckland

Last Friday saw the arrival of six historic vessels into Auckland Harbour as part of the Tuia 250 commemorations. It was the seventh stop for the fleet of a 75-day voyage around Aotearoa.

Samoa’s ancient ‘Star Mounds’

The veil has been lifted on a part of Samoa's archaeological history dating back 1500 years. It's known as the Palauli cultural heritage trail, and it's home to the very distinctive 'star mound'. Renee Iosefa visited the trail.

Tabuteau to visit the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu this week

Media Statement: Fletcher Tabuteau Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu this week to continue to advance important bilateral relationships in our region consistent with the Pacific Reset. Mr Tabuteau will engage in a range of bilateral meetings and visit New Zealand development projects during his time in the […]

Talanoa: Tonga rugby league’s ugly dispute

The "Kau To'a" Tongan team has kicked off their campaign at the Rugby League World Cup 9s in Sydney. Approved by the Rugby League International Federation, the team and players are at the centre of an ugly dispute between the RLIF and the body that runs the game in the islands, the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL). We look back at the issues and discuss with the Co-Founder of Mate Ma’a Tonga, Will ‘Ilolohia. #talanoa #tongakautoa #teketonga #rlwc9s

Samoa Airways’ new ‘farm to plane’ menu to showcase more local produce

Source: Samoa Airways Samoa Airways is rolling out a new ‘farm to plane’ menu showcasing more local produce and innovative Samoan cuisine. The overhaul of the flight menu is part of an ongoing process in reviewing the entire inflight product service out of Samoa. It is one of many changes that Samoa Airways General Manager […]

Wellington Investitures 2019

Wellington Investitures 2019.

National Bank of Samoa launches first “Tap & Go” Debit card for Samoa

Source: nbs This week the National Bank of Samoa (nbs), in partnership with Mastercard, launched the first Debit card available in Samoa. The card features chip-enabled technology including contactless payment feature “Tap & Go”, which allows consumers to make faster payments for everyday purchases rather than using cash. “Innovation is key to achieving our vision […]

TP+ Rosebank Aoga Amata celebrates 10th anniversary

Last week we went along to Rosebank Early Childhood Centre's 10th anniversary, celebrating a decade of providing Samoan bilingual education to children in Auckland. Malo le finau, malo le tau!

Tuia 250 flotilla to arrive into Gisborne

An event marking the arrival of Captain James Cook to New Zealand is taking place in Gisborne this weekend. Known as Tuia 250, it has sparked both celebration and protest. Joining us to shed some light on the issues is reporter Moana Makapelu Lee.