Samoa

Tatau: The women keeping Sāmoan tattoo alive in Grey Lynn | Still Here

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Sāmoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa to visit NZ

This visit marks 60 years since the Treaty of Friendship between Aotearoa and Samoa was signed. 

How Sāmoa’s spirit women, Teine Sā, became demonised

Once seen as protectors, Sāmoa’s spirit women, Teine Sā, were considered powerful female deities. 

Traditional Sāmoan medicinal plant found to be as effective as ibuprofen

New research shows the matalafi plant works in a similar way to ibuprofen.

Back at Polyfest after two years

"Coming here now, we see everybody out here, celebrating, in different costumes and designs"

Release of the Week: Auckland R&B singer-songwriter Jordan Gavet is both baby and baddie

One rhinestone-encrusted hair clip reads ‘BADDIE VIBES’. The other reads ‘HONEY BABY’. In the opening of her new music video, directed by Shae Sterling, Jordan Gavet…

A cartoon about Samoa with love

"As a Samoan, I feel what happens to other Samoans." Comic artist Michel Mulipola talks about the illustration he's created to process the Samoan measles epidemic.

The Man On The Volcano

Da Crater Man has lived a solitary life on a volcano in Samoa for 20 years - but he's definitely not short on visitors. People from…

Samoa's To Sua Ocean Trench

This week we're delving into the many realms of Pasifika, so what better way to start than diving into the stunning blue waters of To Sua,…

Vailima - The Taste Of Samoa

Never mind your craft beer, Vailima is straight outta Apia. The Samoan drop is becoming a status symbol, so where's the best place to buy it?…