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Monday 18 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One hundred and fifty Samoan RSE workers left Samoa for New Zealand on Saturday, 16 October under a special arrangement to facilitate a One-way Quarantine-free Travel Arrangement from Samoa to New Zealand that was signed by the Samoan Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa and the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden on 1 October 2021.
Tuesday 10 August 2021

Suva, Fiji
Tonga, Samoa, and Tuvalu have begun immunizing children to protect them against cervical cancer, pneumonia, and rotavirus, under a project financed by the Asian Development Bank.
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Monday 12 July 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Samoa is one step closer to booking a Rugby World Cup 2023 spot after toppling Tonga 42-13 in Auckland on Saturday, July 10.
Monday 28 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa’s Parliament is to meet in seven days, the Samoa Court of Appeal ordered this afternoon. The court also declared that the political party commanding the majority of members of Parliament is the Faatuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) Party, which will form a government.
Tuesday 25 May 2021

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: Fiame Naomi Mata’afa walked toward Samoa’s beehive-shaped Parliament House on Monday morning intending to be sworn in as the first female prime minister in the Pacific Island nation’s 56-year history. What she and her fellow party members found instead were locked doors. The speaker of parliament had issued orders to keep them out. And so deepened a constitutional crisis that has convulsed this long-stable nation and thrown into doubt whether Mata’afa, whose party won the April 9 election, would actually take office.
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Thursday 6 May 2021
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa’s Head of State, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa II on 4 May declared the result of Samoa’s 9 April general election void. The Electoral Commissioner will call a new General Election on 21 May 2021.
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Monday 15 February 2021

Apia, Samoa
A positive CoViD-19 test was reported in Samoa on Saturday in a passenger who arrived in Samoa from California, USA, via New Zealand, on 12 February. Further tests are to be conducted on other passengers and staff who were involved with the flight and quarantine.
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Thursday 14 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first two repatriation flights for 2021, with a total of 238 passengers from Samoa and Auckland, New Zealand, arrived in Tonga this afternoon, 14 January, confirmed Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 11 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventeen people are now in managed quarantine in Samoa, after a CoViD-19 infected container ship passed through Apia on the weekend. Meanwhile, Vanuatu has recorded its first CoViD-19 case, and Solomon Islands has seen more COVID cases arriving.
Wednesday 10 June 2020

Apia, Samoa
Two young Tongan students are continuing their training at the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in Samoa, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wednesday 10 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is set to face Samoa next year to qualify directly for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2023 in France after World Rugby announced details of the qualification process on 8 June.
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Friday 29 May 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Samoan citizens stuck in New Zealand can now return to Samoa as the first of a series of repatriation flights departed Auckland to Apia today, 29 May.
Monday 2 March 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand has cut down on its Auckland-Apia weekly services from six to three effective today, 2 March, after receiving a directive for all airlines by the Samoan Government.
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Wednesday 12 February 2020

Apia, Samoa
Tonga and Samoa’s Under-20s rugby teams will play against each other in a one-off test match on 22 February to contest Oceania Rugby U20s Trophy and to determine qualification for the 2020 World Rugby U20s Trophy in Spain later this year.
Wednesday 15 January 2020

Apia, Samoa
The Samoa measles crisis appears to have ended with the most recent measles related death reported on 5 January.
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Wednesday 18 December 2019

Bogota, Colombia
Samoan fine mats, or the ‘le Samoa, is one of 15 cultural practices worldwide that has joined UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 12 December.
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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Samoa to respond to a measles outbreak in the country. The Government of Samoa officially declared a state of emergency on 15 November 2019, four weeks into the continuing measles outbreak with more than 1000 suspected cases so far. The epidemic has claimed the lives of 14 children under-five years old and one adult. Lesser outbreaks are reported in Tonga and Fiji.
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Wednesday 6 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF are calling on Pacific communities to vaccinate against measles in response to recent outbreaks of measles in Tonga and Samoa.
Tuesday 9 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Rugby League Nine’s team has progressed to today's semi-finals after winning over the Cook Islands 8-4 in rainy conditions yesterday, 8 July, at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa. Tonga meets PNG at 2:00pm.
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Monday 8 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flagbearer and shot-putter, ‘Atamaama Tu’utafaiva led Tonga’s athletes in a parade of nations, which opened proceedings at the 2019 Pacific Games opening ceremony held at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa, yesterday, 7 July. Around 4000 athletes are taking part in 27 sports. The Pacific Games will run until 20 July.
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