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Becoming a published author was always Helen Tau'au Filisi's dream. While the south Auckland woman is a passionate artist and writer, she spent years studying and teaching before she finally achieved that dream. It was 2015 when she first became a self-published author, releasing five books...
An April trip to American Samoa by eight Wahtonka Community School students saw them paint a huge mural at an open air high school cafeteria in the island territory. When they touched down in Samoa and saw the 38-foot-by-13-foot canvas, they were a bit daunted, they told The Dalles Kiwanis Club...
The Samoa Medical Council (S.M.C.) has revoked the medical license of a Chinese Neurologist who has been working at the hospital for 19 years claiming he “is not a certified physician” but a “traditional healer.”   The Chairman of S.M.A, Leali’ifano Dr. Iopu Tanielu, confirmed the decision in...
New Zealand Rugby says it will try to make tickets easier to purchase following complaints from some Samoan supporters. Manu Samoa will meet the All Blacks at Eden Park on June 16 in a double-header match with Tonga and Wales. As with all All Blacks games, tickets are available through...
ROTARY CLUB OF PAGO PAGO PRESENTS 2017 ITS 4-WAY TEST AWARDS The Rotary Club of Pago Pago presented its 2017 Four Way Test Award to 12 seniors from each high school at a ceremony held at the Goat Island Cafe, Sadies by the Sea. The Four Way Test Award is the only award that is chosen by the...
Got ink? Tattoo fanatics from around the globe are already making plans to attend the Northwest Tatau Festival, set to be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State next month (June 30th - July 2nd). The three-day event coincides with the annual Samoan Flag Day celebrations in...
Jee Hae Choe was born and raised in American Samoa in the village of Faleniu, and at 17 she graduated from Tafuna High School where she joined the United States Marine Corps right after. In the year 2012 she was honorably discharged and went to college to pursue a degree in business management.  “...
A US$387,000 dollar lawsuit against Samoa's former Minister of Police, Sala Fata Pinati, the Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and the Ministry of Police is set for a full hearing. The lawsuit, which has been postponed several times by the court was filed by Suitupe Misa, who was...
The annual conference of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa has decided to continue funding its EFKS television service. The station had incurred losses since its launch four years ago and the conference looked at a recommendation to either shut it down or lease it out. A source at the...
A co-founder of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Ben Finney, has died. An anthropologist and pioneer in the reconstruction and sailing of Polynesian voyaging canoes, Mr Finney had first dreamed of building a canoe and sailing it to Tahiti while a student at the University of Hawai'i in 1958. He...

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