Samoa

Samoan university posts near $5m tala loss

Thursday 15 September 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The National University of Samoa recorded a loss of $4.72 million tala - about $US1.6 million - in the financial year to June 2021.

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'Taste of Samoa' beer will now stay in Samoa

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Alcoholic beverage company, Paradise Beverages Ltd, has performed a U-turn on relocating the production of its Samoan brand Vailima Beer from Samoa to Fiji.

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Volcano in American Samoa under less pressure than Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai - expert

Friday 19 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The Ta'u Island underwater volcano causing earthquakes in American Samoa's Manu'a island group will not produce an eruption like that seen at Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai in January, says a volcanologist.

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Samoan govt hopes to have national carrier fully operational again

Tuesday 16 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The Samoan government is looking at having the national carrier operating internationally again within two to three years.

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Samoan student gains entry to NASA programme

Friday 5 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

A Samoan student has been selected for the highly competitive NASA information and computer science programme.

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Samoan Opeloge snatches Games gold with monster lifts

Wednesday 3 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The first gold medal for a Pacific island nation has been lifted at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

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Samoan artist hopes her story will bring better outcomes for disabled

Friday 22 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

She's an award-winning dancer, an artist and a proud Samoan.

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'Catastrophic' effect on human rights from pandemic says Samoan report

Wednesday 20 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's Ombudsman Luamanuvao Katalaina Sapolu says the human rights effects from the covid-19 pandemic have been catastrophic. She has just submitted Samoa's eighth State of Human Rights Report to Parliament.

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Samoa PM looks to 'raise the quality' of RSE programme

Thursday 16 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The Prime Minister of Samoa has confirmed her government is looking at halting the open recruitment process for RSE workers.

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Jacinda Ardern and Samoa's PM hold media briefing

Tuesday 14 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa and China do not have any plans for military ties, Samoa Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa says.

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First-ever Samoan High Commission opened in Suva

Wednesday 8 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's prime minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has opened the country's first High Commission in Fiji with her counterpart Frank Bainimarama.

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Pathologist due to start on backlog of post-mortems in Samoa

Friday 3 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Eight Samoan families will soon be able to finally bury relatives who have been in the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital morgue, after the arrival of a pathologist to perform post-mortems.

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Samoan opposition challenges suspension of leader in court

Thursday 2 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's opposition has filed a legal challenge in court against the indefinite suspension of their party leader Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and party secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi from Parliament.

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Samoa celebrates 60 years of independence

Wednesday 1 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Church bells and police sirens rang out across Samoa at midnight to herald the start of 12 months of nationwide celebrations for the 60th year of independence from New Zealand.

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''Lāuga is a way of understanding the world of Fa'a Samoa' says author

Tuesday 31 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Sāmoan oratory, lāuga, is performed at formal and ceremonial gatherings. It is an integral part of the Sāmoan cultural and political landscape. It is ubiquitous, found at every level of Sāmoan life from the village fono to the Parliament.

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Samoa's opposition left leadership following ban on Tuilaepa

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's opposition Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) is without a leader in Parliament following the suspension of former Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

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Samoa's HRPP leader suspended indefinitely from Parliament

Tuesday 24 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The leader of Samoa's Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, and the party's secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi have been suspended indefinitely without pay from Parliament.

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Doctors declare 'miracle' as toddler survives covid, severe pneumonia

Thursday 5 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's youngest Covid-19 patient to be hospitalised - a toddler who also had severe pneumonia - has been discharged from hospital in what is being described as a miracle.

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Nursing staff stood down for not complying with mandates

Friday 22 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Amid the community spread of Covid-19 in American Samoa, nursing staff at the territory's only hospital have been placed on leave for failing to comply with covid-19 mandates.

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Samoa reduces its Covid-19 alert level

Monday 4 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa will downgrade its Covid-19 alert to Level 2 to allow government ministries, businesses and civil society to deliver services around the country.

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