LACKING WATER, ELECTRICITY: Paulo Iosefo of Faleasi’u.

Land? Yes. Basic necessities? No.

There are people out there who are saying you have to work in order to have access to water and electricity, but maybe they should ask themselves about what it’s really like to have a home without water and electricity? 

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LEADING FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW: Fata Nofoa, a 62 year old from Afega.

Staying strong and working

As we go about our day, we usually forget that even the easy things in life matter.

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STILL STRONG: Foloi Kukolu of Afega who sells koko samoa and coconuts to get by.

A mother’s job never ends

Age is just a number for 72-year-old mother and grandmother, Foloi Kukolu when it comes to providing for her children and grandchildren.

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A Humble request for work: Gary Vaifale and his youngest son from Leauva’a.

Looking for a job to support family children

To improve or develop the life you have and that of your children, you must work to make that happen. 

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I.L.O: Ms. Tomoko Nishimoto will be signing the memorandum.

I.L.O. signs decent work memorandum

Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Labour Organization (ILO), Ms. Tomoko Nishimoto arrived in Samoa yesterday and will be here until Tuesday.

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Visitors and locals with the Siva Afi Team Challengers and Supporters of the Faletalimalo Siva Afi Challenge.

Quarterfinals drawn for Faletalimalo Siva Afi Challenge

The Quarter Final draw for the Faletalimalo Siva Afi Challenge took place last Tuesday evening at Ooh la la Ice-cream Bar Matautu Tai, during Siva Afi Entertainment’s fire knife and cultural show.

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EVERY DAY IS MOTHERS DAY: Mothers and their families of the first Assembly Of God church from Puipaa at Paddles Restaurant, Matautu.

Puipa’a A.O.G. pays tribute to mothers

A late Mothers’ Day celebration for members of the first Assembly Of God Church at Puipaa was held at Paddles Restaurant on Friday night.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Seated second from left, Faimafili Leleisiuao Faimafili Leleisiuao is surrounded by family and friends.

Happy 90th birthday, Faimafili Leleisiuao!

Faimafili Leleisiuao celebrated her 90th birthday at Taumeasina Island Resort on Sunday afternoon.

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M.P. Olo Fiti Va'ai: Olo is dismayed at unbridled  losses of miillions of tala were incurred during the 2007 Pacific Games held in Samoa and that there are still no complete financial records available of the event.

M.P. explains anti Pacific Games bid stance

“The previous [2007] Pacific Games we hosted was a huge loss of government money, taxpayers money for that matter, and it was in fact in millions of dollars...... what’s going to change now?” This was the question posed by Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai regarding the Government’s bid to host the 2019 Pacific Games. 

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 Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Election anomalies addressed

By the 2021 General Election it will be mandatory for every registered voter to vote.

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EXPECTING TO LEAVE WITH A HARD FOUGHT WIN: The Reds players obliged with a team photo before they were transported into Apia early yesterday morning.

Reds eager to embrace Samoan experience

The Queensland Reds rugby team is ready to take on the Auckland Blues at the inaugural Super Rugby game this Friday evening at Apia Park, and win.

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Rugby star, Brad Thorn shares Christian values

Dual international rugby and league star Brad Thorn is in Samoa. Thorn is one of the most successful rugby union players having played 59 Tests for the All Blacks highlighted by the 2011 World Cup victory in New Zealand where he started at lock. 

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25 YEAR MILESTONE: B.B.E’s Managing Director Fanene Mark Betham, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Le Mamea Ropati and Tafua Maluelue Tafua.

It’s about family at Betham Brothers!

Betham Brothers Enterprises celebrated their 25th birthday at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows on Friday night.

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Selling Samoan cocoa: Peka Moli from Tuana’i and Malie.

Elderly mother sells koko for a living

When you are a mother, you always have to think twice. That’s because the choices you make will not only be for yourself but for your children as well. 

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THIS IS NOT A RUBBISH DUMP: Kirisimasi Silivelio points to where people dump their rubbish.

Be considerate, Silivelio urges

Kirisimasi Silivelio has a simple plea. He wants members of the public who have been dumping their rubbish at Leauva’a to use their brains.

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Bad roads a safety hazard

What is good for Apia town should also be good for Leauva’a.

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FAMILY COMES FIRST: Kolio Paniolo from the village of Leauva’a.

Parents before everything else

Meet Kolio Paniolo, an eighteen year old who is a good example for all the youth out there. Coming from the village of Leauva’a, Kolio grew up knowing what his main priority is; his parents.

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TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: The 2008 Savaii Crossing team.

Savai’i Crossing: 10 Years and Counting

Ten years down the line, and the Savai’i Crossing hosted by Pualele Outrigger Canoe Club, is still considered one of the most challenging outrigger canoe races held in Samoa. 

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The Business mission will kick off with a Business Forum on Monday 5th June at Tanoa Conference Room with Business Matching and one on one meetings on Tuesday 6th June.

Samoa to host N.Z. Business mission

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will be hosting the New Zealand Samoa Trade and Investment Commission (N.Z.S.T.I.C) Business Mission to Samoa on the 5th – 6th of June 2017.

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BAHAI IN SAMOA: Members of the Bahai National Governing Body as the National Spiritual Assembly at Tiapapata.

Baha’is National Governing body meets

The Samoan Baha’is National Governing Body, known as the National Spiritual Assembly for the Baha’is of Samoa and American Samoa, has met.

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Think a Minute

Use it or lose it

Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.


With the mayor of Auckland Mr Phil Goff.

Green is the new Black

Past, present and future. Three simple words yet with three very different meanings. But what we must come to understand is that their fate is all intertwined to ours.

Between the Lines


GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

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