Samoans Abroad

TALKING POINT: Sonny Bill Williams, charging for the Chiefs against the Highlanders, is favoured to get first crack in this year's All Blacks midfield with Ryan Crotty of the Crusaders. Photo: Getty Images

Sonny Bill Williams' presence in a new-look midfield could be just one talking point of an intriguing All Blacks team to take on Samoa.

Robbie Magasiva in Samoa.

While acting in movies may seem as a career that’s full of glitz and glamour, Samoa’s Robbie Magasiva will readily tell you that it’s not.

FOND MEMORIES: Seiuli Dwayne dances the “aiuli” for his grandmothers “taualuga” at her 80th birthday.

In the Samoan culture, we have a very special dance called the “Taualuga” where the woman dances and she is honoured by the men who dance around her out of love and great respect.

As we commemorate ANZAC Day this year it is important to shine light on our Samoan soldiers who gave their lives to fight in WWI.

As we commemorate ANZAC Day this year it is important to shine light on our Samoan soldiers who gave their lives to fight in WWI.

Sam Lotu-Iiga, who wants to expand drug treatment programmes, talks to inmates during his visit to Arohata Prison. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Sam Lotu-Iiga keen to hear the good news stories as he ventures behind the wires at Arohata Prison.