Samoans Abroad

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.

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.

YOUNG SAMOAN STAR: Abigail Latu-Meafou, front right, with her Ipswich Girls Grammar School netballers. Photo/ AFP

“I’m hoping to take up the cause of international relations. Get a better knowledge of the injustices around the world and find where I can help”

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:

FIJI WORKSHOP: Participants in the three-day workshop who identified key action points in financing for forests. PR - A three-day workshop organised by Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on the topic ‘Climate change financing for forests in the Pacific’ was held in Fiji last week.