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Samoa Elections 2021: Former political allies go head to head

After nearly 40 years in power, the Human Rights Protection Party will be facing their biggest challenge yet when they go head to head with newcomers Faatuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (better known as FAST) led by former HRPP member and deputy prime minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa.

Ep 2 – Gagana Samoa: Lipoti lata mai i le COVID-19

Watch Episode 2 of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Covid-19 weekly episodes for the NZ Pacific community Malo lava, Gagana Samoa – Lipoti lata mai i le COVID-19 Presented to you by Tavai Meni In this week’s episode we talk about: 00:25 – Alert Level 3 key messages 02:06 – Dr Siro Fuatai talks through […]

Samoa escapes relatively unscathed after week of ominous weather

Samoa faces another few days of occasional wind and showers but residents can rest easy knowing that the worst of the grim weather has passed. Locals have been on high alert over the past week following updates of a potential cyclone by Samoa’s meteorological office. Families were evacuated and schools closed until Monday. The country […]

School closures and evacuations as heavy storms hit Samoa

Samoa is bracing for more wild weather today as gusty winds and heavy downpour continue to batter the country with locals fearing it could develop into a cyclone. Flooding on the streets of Apia and nearby villages caused major traffic delays yesterday, while parked cars sat partially submerged underwater. Many families living in coastal areas […]

The Boy Who Cried Woman – Disciple Pati

Disciple Pati is an alternative RnB artist hailing from the dirty south. Her debut single, The Boy Who Cried Woman, is an ominous track which pairs a hard trap beat with a flowing RnB melody and vocals. The song was written as the last track on the 5 song EP Fraud – to be released […]

Manu Samoa’s Belgium Tuatagaloa on loss and perseverance

By Reina Va’ai A proud descendant of the villages, Samatau Falelatai and Sapapali’i Savai’i, Belgium Tuatagaloa ‘feels blessed’ to be sitting in his Manu Samoa jersey here in Nagoya, Japan. It’s a day before Samoa’s much-anticipated match against Japan and although he knows his family and friends are cheering him on, there’s still one person […]

Samoa Tsunami: Saleapaga Village

Saleapaga Village lost over 30 of its residents in the 2009 Samoa tsunami. In the aftermath of the disaster, most of the village relocated into the mountains, completely rebuilding their lives from scratch. Anauli Karima Fai'ai went to see how they've been doing over the last 10 years. Samoa Tsunami: 10 Years On Special - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJrTCWFtxJo