Samoa

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‘A very big gap’: Pacific businesses desperate for staff as workers leave for Australia and New Zealand
Last year more than 6,600 workers left Samoa for seasonal worker programs, double the number leaving before the pandemic

Oliver Neas

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘What a time to be alive’: rugby league fever grips Samoa after team’s surprise World Cup run
Houses have been painted blue and flags are sold out across the island country ahead of the grand final against Australia on Saturday at Old Trafford

Joyetter Feagaimaali'i in Apia

18, Nov, 2022 @4:23 PM

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‘When a cyclone hits a thatched hut in the Pacific Islands, it’s raw and scary’
Storms do not ravage a modern insulated home as they do Samoa’s traditional fale dwellings

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

18, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The climate crisis threatens to rob us not just of our living, but also of our dead | Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
As Pacific nations face the prospect of losing entire islands, the thought of leaving behind the bones of our ancestors is unbearable

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

03, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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CSIRO joins deep-sea mining project in Pacific as islands call for industry halt
Agency to lead consortium in scheme targeting battery materials while conservationists say Australia on ‘wrong side of debate’

Graham Readfearn

14, Jul, 2022 @1:33 AM

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Serious defects discovered in patrol boats Australia supplied to Pacific Islands
Potentially serious faults in Guardian-class patrol boats may force some countries to pause use of vessels

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Things aren’t going back’: Australia braces for step-up in China’s Pacific push
Despite initial relief over island nations’ rejection of security and economic pact, senior government figure says reprieve could be only temporary

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Samoa’s PM says China’s expectation of Pacific-wide deal ‘something we could not agree to’
Regional matters must be taken to Pacific Islands Forum, says Fiame Naomi Mata’afa after countries declined deal with Beijing

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

02, Jun, 2022 @5:19 AM

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China’s foreign minister tells Pacific leaders ‘don’t be too anxious’ after they reject regional security pact
Several Pacific nations reportedly want to defer action on the draft agreement or have it amended

Kate Lyons and Reuters

30, May, 2022 @7:27 AM

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Samoa signs China bilateral agreement during Pacific push by Beijing
Scant details released apart from promises of infrastructure support, amid western concerns that China is seeking to expand its security presence in region

Helen Davidson and agencies

28, May, 2022 @7:55 AM

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Fa’afafine Yuki Kihara celebrates Samoa’s third gender: ‘Galleries think they can tick the box with me’
Representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, the Samoan-Kiwi artist is foregrounding Samoa’s fa’afafine and transgender communities, and the climate crisis hidden from tourists

Jinghua Qian

28, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Covid outbreaks in Samoa and Vanuatu chip away at Pacific islands’ virus-free status
Case numbers in the two Pacific nations have exploded over past week following first cases of community transmissionRead all our coronavirus coverage

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

24, Mar, 2022 @3:56 AM

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