Samoa

Former Samoa leader needs medical help in NZ - health officials

Wednesday 19 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The Samoa cabinet is considering a request from the Ministry of Health for the former prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, to be medivaced to New Zealand.

Regional


Veterans recalled to Samoa 7s team

Wednesday 22 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Manu Samoa 7s head coach Muliagatele Brian Lima has named a 20-man squad for the upcoming World Sevens Series.

Regional


Samoa rugby mourn death of Jake Grey

Monday 20 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Lakapi Samoa has announced the death of former Manu Samoa front rower Jake Jacob Grey.

Regional


FAST party to challenge provision allowing two extra women MPs

Friday 3 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The appointment of two women Members of Parliament in Samoa under section 44 of the Constitution, is set to be challenged in court by the Fa'atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party.

Regional


Senior HRPP MP calls for Tuilaepa to move aside

Thursday 2 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

A former Cabinet Minister in Samoa has called on former prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and other opposition party leaders to "hang up their boxing gloves", following the HRPP's crushing electoral defeats.

Regional


Voting in Samoa by-elections underway

Thursday 25 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Voting is underway for six by-elections in Samoa.

Regional


Samoa Covid vaccination figures below official expectations

Saturday 25 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

A total of 19,567 Covid shots were administered during Samoa's two day mass vaccination campaign but its below what officials hoped to achieve.

Regional


Thousands take part in Samoa mass Covid-19 vaccination drive

Thursday 23 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Today is the second and final day of lockdown in Samoa with health authorities going door to door to administer Covid-19 vaccines.

Regional


No path into parliament yet for Samoa's HRPP

Tuesday 14 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The parliamentary status of Samoa's former ruling party remains in doubt after its members were blocked from the first session yesterday.

Regional


Ex-PM of Samoa issues informal apology over court attacks

Thursday 9 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The former Samoan Prime Minister and Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) leader has informally apologised to the courts after weeks of criticising and protesting against them.

Regional


Samoa PM sacks the AG

Thursday 2 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, has sacked the Attorney General, Savalenoa Mareva Betham Annandale, effective immediately.

Regional


Former Samoa leader unhappy with NZ judge appointments

Wednesday 18 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's former leader Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has questioned the timing of the appointment of five judges from New Zealand as temporary Supreme Court judges.

Regional


Samoa HRPP party loses more seats in election petitions

Monday 16 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's recently deposed ruling party, the Human Rights Protection Party has lost two more parliament seats in election petitions.

Regional


NZ reiterates support for Samoa's Fiame, as Tuilaepa grumbles

Friday 13 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The New Zealand Government says it has full confidence Samoa's new government and its judiciary will continue to act with integrity.

Regional


Samoa's former leader criticises NZ/AUS for lack of support

Wednesday 11 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

New Zealand and Australia are facing criticism from Samoa's former leader, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Regional


Samoa launches door-to-door covid vax-drive

Tuesday 10 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The Samoa government is launching a country-wide door-to-door mass vaccination campaign for Covid-19 today.

Regional


Samoa's new cabinet meets to set budget

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's first woman prime minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa, is holding the first cabinet meeting of the country's new government today.

Regional


FAST to ask Samoa judges to recognise impromptu swearing in

Wednesday 7 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The FAST Party in Samoa has filed an application with the Supreme Court in Samoa to have it recognise an impromptu swearing-in ceremony of elected members of the new political party.

Regional


Samoa to shelve China-backed port project under new leader

Thursday 20 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's expected new prime minister has pledged to shelve a $US100 million ($NZ139m) Beijing-backed port development, calling the project excessive for the small Pacific island that is already heavily indebted to China.

Regional