Samoans Abroad

THE TWO SAMOAS: Miss American Samoa, Anneliese Sword and Miss Samoa, Latafale Auva'a in front of the government building yesterday where the Miss Pacific contestants entertained as part of the pageant countdown.

As the coronation night for the first Miss Pacific Islands gets closer, the eight ladies from around the Pacific have been engaging most of their time showcasing the unique performing arts of their respective home countries.

TRAGIC SCENE: Two men were killed in a crash on Brougham St on Sunday morning.

The death of two young Samoan men killed when their car crashed into a tree at speed has brought much sadness to the Samoan community in Christchurch, New Zealand.

L-R  Sylvia Kapu-Craig & Leilani Samu (Riverside Samoa), Dora & Wendy (Seabreeze Resort) at the SYD Roadshow

PR - Riverside Samoa was one of the eleven suppliers who attended the recent Samoa Tourism Australia Road Show last week.

Mark Hunt, left, battles against Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum during a UFC 180 interim Heavyweight title fight in Mexico City. Photo / AP

The crazy thing about the fight, which Werdum was heavily favoured in, was Hunt dominated the opening exchanges. The Super Samoan landed two knockdowns and also took Werdum down during the first round, while Hunt safely grappled with the Brazilian on the canvas as he took the fight back to the feet.

PROUD MOMENT: Steve Ma Ching is flanked by two of his children after he was awarded. Photo supplied.

Steve Ma Ching, 49, is a tattooist of Samoan Chinese descent. The father of three, responsible for designs on some of our best-known sports stars among others, was last week recognised as a senior artist by Creative New Zealand at the Arts Pasifika Awards. Steve is the son of the late Segio Ma Ching and Hope Grevel Furrer. This is his story told through 12 Questions asked by Sarah Stuart of The NZ Herald: