Samoans Abroad

Samoans around the world are taking the plunge to take part in a new social media phenomenon where participants dunk themselves with icey water to raise money for charity.

A Samoan man celebrating his newly acquired New Zealand residency forced the evacuation of a Napier street after crashing his car and causing a gas eruption, spilling toxic fumes into the air.

SAMOAN CULTURE ON SHOW: Author John Enright wanted to explore the difference between the American and Samoan culture looking at what’s unique. Fire dancing is an aspect that is unique to Samoa. Seen here are Aaliyah Ava, Chandae Ava and Jeralee Galeai during the World Fireknife Championships in Hawaii.“I wanted to use everything I’ve learned about Samoa. I didn’t want to write my memoirs. I wanted to explore the clash between the American culture and the Samoan culture so it seemed like it would be a good idea to use the all-American genre of the procedural detective story. We pretty much invented it” – Author John Enright

ACTRESS: Teuila Blakely, pictured as her Shortland Street character, Vasa Levi. Photo: Shortland StreetA TV star at the centre of a sex tape scandal has spoken of the backlash she has faced from her Pacific Island community.

THE ROCK: Samoa’s biggest celebrity has used his star power to draw huge attention to the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria.Seiuli Dwayne Johnson has joined dozens of global celebrities in raising attention to the plight of hundreds of school girls kidnapped by religious extremists in Nigeria.