While in Samoa for a short fishing break over the last week I caught up with Savea Sano Malifa and discovered the Samoa Observer was celebrating 40 years of publication.
I would like to include me and my family’s congratulations to Sano and Jean Ash Malifa for the way they have guided their publication through what has at times been a rocky path.
Their efforts, as Samoa’s independent voice, has at times ensured what for some has been an unpalatable truth, has been brought before the public.
The number of awards they have collected over the years for their steadfast drilling down to expose the key issues of the day makes even the All Blacks trophy cupboard look bare in comparison.
To all the past and present staff, congratulations for taking what is a great publication from strength to strength.
Managing Editor and Publisher
NZ Fishing Media