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A school rugby coach will go on trial in Auckland next year for dozens of charges of sexual abuse against young boys. Alosio Taimo, a long-time school volunteer and member of the Samoan church community, pleaded not guilty to all charges during an appearance at the High Court on Wednesday. Justice...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has shared with the federal government their concerns on the impact of Pacific fisheries with a proposed amendment to the federal Billfish Conservation Act (BCA). The proposed amendment, through federal legislation, was introduced last month...
Samoa has a new facility to shelter and train stray dogs. The shelter, at Tafaigata, is the first of its kind for Samoa and replaces a temporary shelter at Vaitele that was established in June 2014. It was opened by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, last week. Our correspondent,...
Noumea, NEW CALEDONIA — The Pacific Community (SPC) offers its congratulations on the appointment of the Kingdom of Tonga’s Fekita ‘Utoikamanu to the esteemed position of United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island...
ANN ARBOR. Michigan — A survey of two groups of Pacific Islanders draws comparisons between the health of two populations of Pacific Islanders residing in California, revealing they lag behind the state in several key areas of health. Led by Sela Panapasa, a scientist in the University of Michigan...
As Samoa pauses today to remember the suffering of Jesus Christ the Saviour, two passionate Samoan Christians whose mission is to tell the world about that love, will join them in thanksgiving. This Good Friday, Tupetoa Ronji and Rebena Tanielu, will join their families in Samoa for a time of...
American Samoa is again back in federal court, this time at the federal appeals level over a lower court’s decision last year dismissing a voting right lawsuit, which sought to give former residents of Illinois, who are active military personnel residing in Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin...
Traffic in Auckland has eased as Cyclone Cook heads towards the Central Plateau but the wild weather continues to disrupt flights in many parts of the North Island. The weather system bore down on New Zealand just as the Easter weekend travel rush kicked off. MetService predicted downpours and...
Tongan, Samoan and Māori are among 11 new language courses to be offered at a university in Beijing. The Beijing Foreign Studies University said the new programmes were to boost support for China's ties with Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, Africa and eastern Europe. China has ties with these regions...
KAHULUI — Maui veterans are calling for improvements to the Veterans Choice Program, an option that allows those who live far from Veterans Affairs medical facilities to seek care with civilian doctors. It’s an option veterans said they’re glad to have, but the relatively new program has bugs, they...

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