News - Samoa

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Sep '16

22 Sep 2016

Samoa

Samoa hit by hail storm so rare residents thought it was a hoax

Meteorologist forced to release satellite images of the storm to convince some locals that the hail wasn’t part of a practical joke Samoa has been hit by a hail storm so rare that it was...

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22

Sep '16

22 Sep 2016

Samoa

Language researcher praises NUS samoan language initiatives

An academic with over 20 years of engagement in the arts, culture and education conversation has applauded the National University of Samoa’s own initiatives that have contributed to...

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22

Sep '16

22 Sep 2016

Samoa

Fa'alavelave, financial burden or family imperative?

A survey has found young Samoan New Zealanders feel the cultural practice of fa'alavelave - or donating money - is getting out of hand. The practice sees people contribute money to large...

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08

Sep '16

8 Sep 2016

Samoa

Hope for clubfoot babies in Samoa

It's hoped a bit of wool and a roll of plaster will help transform the lives of babies in the Pacific born with club feet. A team of doctors from Australia has arrived in Samoa to train local...

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Sep '16

7 Sep 2016

Samoa

Ele Opeloge will be Samoa’s first Olympic medal winner

Ele Opeloge in action for Samoa BY Lance Polu APIA, SAMOA – TUESDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2016: “There is no question about it now. Ele Opeloge will receive the Silver medal for the Beijing...

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26

Aug '16

26 Aug 2016

Samoa

Belated Olympic glory for Samoa

Samoa weightlifter Ele Opeloge is set to win an Olympic silver medal after two competitors failed doping tests from the 2008 Beijing Games. Opeloge initially finished in fourth place in the...

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28

Jul '16

28 Jul 2016

Samoa

Los Angeles exhibit explores significance of Samoan tattoos

“Tatau: Marks of Polynesia,” at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles July 30-Jan. 8, looks at the Samoan practice of tattoo and how the patterns and motifs of these works of...

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21

Jul '16

21 Jul 2016

Samoa

Medical and specialist treatment from Counties Manukau to Samoa by video call

People living in the Pacific Islands are now getting help from Middlemore Hospital. Counties Manukau Health has teamed up with the Samoan National Health Service to use video conferencing to get...

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Jun '16

30 Jun 2016

Samoa

The Samoan seasonal worker who didn't know he'd been picked for Rio Olympics

With just over two months left of his hard-working stint as part of the RSE working community in Hawke's Bay, Abner Waterhouse figured that during August he'd likely have more squash to pick or...

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27

Jun '16

27 Jun 2016

Samoa

Sport: Samoa beat Tonga in Apia

Flyhalf Patrick Fa'apale kicked 13 points for Samoa as the hosts held off a bruising second half performance from Tonga for a 30-10 victory in the Pacific Nations Cup. Samoa had raced to a...

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Jun '16

24 Jun 2016

Samoa

Samoa Rugby partners with UN to end violence against women

The Samoa Rugby Union is dedicating Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup match against Tonga to the campaign to end violence against women. The SRU and World Rugby have joined with UN Women to show...

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15

Jun '16

15 Jun 2016

Samoa

Samoa to up taxes to combat NCDs

An sugar and salt tax has been proposed in Samoa's latest budget in an effort to address the country's health problems, especially non communicable diseases. The Minister of Finance, Sili Epa...

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