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Samoan man in many layers of clothing because of the cold NZ winter.
Hastings, NEW ZEALAND — Seasonal workers stuck in Hawke's Bay are suffering from depression and anxiety because they don't know when they can return home. More than 1500 workers from the Pacific who were due to return home in May are still in the region, and with the season officially over there is...
Jawsh 685 at RNZ
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — South Auckland teenager Jawsh 685 - whose tune inspired Jason Derulo's new worldwide smash 'Savage Love' - says it all started in his tiny bedroom and his music is made to "blast on sirens". Manurewa High School student Joshua Stylah's viral hit 'Laxed (Siren Beat)' ended up...
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Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — An organization advocating for Pasifika in New Zealand says a border bungle, resulting in the country having two active cases of Covid-19 last week is inexcusable and highlights an unfair system. Two sisters who arrived from the UK on Sunday 7 June were granted a...
Rugby match in New Zealand with fans in the stands
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it’s easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colors standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music and erupting with joy when their team scores. “Craziness,” is how 20-year-old...
A Talamoa Project conversation
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — An artificial intelligent agent named Tala may open the door on a new way of gathering feedback from New Zealand's Samoan community. The Talanoa Project is a pilot project that uses IBM's artificial intelligence virtual agent solution, Watson, to interact in real time in...
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Apia, SAMOA — The repatriation flight originally announced by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to be scheduled for the 19th of May, then rescheduled to this Friday 22nd May has once again been postponed by a further seven days to next Friday 29th of May. Potential passengers have been...
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Four Air New Zealand flights will leave Samoa in May to bring stranded Kiwis home. A spokeswoman from Air New Zealand confirmed the Samoan government had granted permission to the airline to operate four return services from Auckland to Apia this month. "The permission...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A reader inquired of Samoa News: “Would you be able to provide more information on the Medical Referral program? The article from Monday, April 27, 2020 confirms that the program is still sending patients from the territory to New Zealand. New Zealand… accepts them and...
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  Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — At a press conference on Sunday (NZ time) Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed a woman in her 70s on the West Coast (of New Zealand), who was initially thought to have influenza, had died. The woman died in Grey Base Hospital. The woman, who had...
Yesterday on behalf of the Pacific Leadership Forum I wrote to the Government through Hon. Aupito William Sio Minister of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand to express our deep concern for the Pacific communities across Auckland and wider New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the...

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