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Samoa Language Week honours ancestors

posted: 8:00 pm - 1st June 2020

Favor Leavasa believes Samoa Language Week – Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is an opportunity for people to embrace the beauty of the Samoan culture and also take responsibility of keeping the third most spoken language in New Zealand alive for the next generation. Read more

Recognising Pacific youth as a diverse and ever-changing group

posted: 4:00 pm - 1st June 2020

Northern region Kau Tulī member Leorida Peters says it is paramount to recognise Pacific young people as a diverse and ever-changing group. Read more

Pacific leadership capability highlighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

posted: 10:00 am - 1st June 2020

The 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours is a showcase of Pacific people’s leadership capability in Aotearoa. Read more

Language and culture critical in 21st Century

posted: 10:00 am - 26th May 2020

Samoan is the third most spoken language in New Zealand, and Fotu o Mālama Chairperson and Samoa Language Week co-organiser Tofilau Niulevaea Siliva Gaugatao says the week-long event helps to maintain the focus on language and culture as critical components to living and experiencing success in the 21st Century. Read more

Revaluing, reclaiming, and reconnecting with the Samoan language

posted: 10:00 am - 26th May 2020

Sosaiete A’oga Amata Samoa I Aotearoa (SAASIA) Inc National President and Samoa Language Week co-organiser Salā Pafitimai Dr Faasaulala Tagoilelagi-Leota says the goals Samoa Language Week is trying to achieve aligns closely with her organisation’s aims. Read more