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Honolulu, HAWAII — Casting directors in Hawaii are looking for an actress to star in an upcoming Disney film. Katie Doyle Casting is seeking a Hawaii resident for the role, though no previous acting experience is required. The character’s name is Lola, a Filipino or Filipino-American woman between...
Christmas steamed pudding on a white plate
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without steam pudding for our whānau. Unless we're back home at our marae for a special occasion, Christmas is the only time we're guaranteed to have this treat. Steam pudding is traditionally an English dessert with a long history of use in...
Tongan Lu involves taro leave, onions, meat and coconut cream
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — When I think of Christmas, I'm reminded of the Tongan dishes that my parents and siblings prepare for our big lunch feast on Christmas day. Growing up, I would help my mum with a dish called lu sipi. Lu sipi are parcels of goodness. You start off by preparing around two to four...
Downed trees over a roadway with vehicle stopped
Apia, SAMOA — More than 50 people are staying at two of three evacuation sites set up around the Samoan capital of Apia after the flash flooding on Friday. The National Emergency Operations Center Chairman, Agafili Shem Leo, said 25 people were hosted at the National University of Samoa campus and...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government has made some significant changes to the State of Emergency Orders for the Covid-19 pandemic. Cabinet has decided that supermarkets can be open on Sundays from 3pm till 10pm. They have also been allowed to open from 6am till 10pm from Monday to Saturday each week...
The fuesaina.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan traditional knowledge in medicine is proving valuable for SROS- the Scientific Research Organization of Samoa’s exploration of local native plants. At the frontline of the SROS scientific research of Plants and Postharvest Technologies division at Nafanua, is...
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PACIFIC ISLANDS — Covid-19 vaccinations begin in the Northern Mariana Islands this weekend, but it's not yet clear when other Pacific countries will have access to a vaccine. The Northern Marianas, which is a US territory, was expecting 5,000 doses of the The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to...
Car stalled on flooded road in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa, there's major flooding in parts of the Apia Township and landslides in other vulnerable parts of the country following extreme heavy rain. The Samoa Observer said river banks have burst and traffic has been brought to a complete stop in some places in the capital. The...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Department of Veterans Affairs began administering its first doses of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine on the mainland this week. But veterans in Hawaii and the Pacific will have to wait a bit longer. The VA recently announced its initial 37 vaccination sites that will be...
Destroyed house in Vanua Levu Fiji
Vanua Levu, FIJI  — Many houses in Fiji's Vanua Levu have been destroyed, some families sheltered under beds and tables in their houses and others in cane plantations, as Cyclone Yasa wreaked havoc in many parts of the Northern Division, Fiji Village reports. Buildings and crops were destroyed on...

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