Oriana TV Election Special – Tupe sits down with 3 candidates from the Labour Party, National Party and the Green Party
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Two hundred candidates have been registered for Samoa's general election in April next year.
The total number of candidates has been released by the office of the Electoral Commissioner at the closing of nomination at 12noon today.
The ruling HRPP party is top in the number of nominations with 114 candidates, while the Faatuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi party has fifty candidates.
The Oceania Women's Rugby World Cup repechage qualifier between Samoa and Tonga is now confirmed to be hosted in Auckland on 14 November.
The match is part of a triple header including games between the New Zealand Defence Services and Police and the World Champion Black Ferns and a Barbarians team.
New Zealand's Labour Party will see its largest ever Pacific caucus after claiming a landslide victory of 64 seats in Parliament.
Last term's four existing Pasifika MPs, Carmel Sepuloni for Kelston, Jenny Salesa for *Panmure-Ōtāhuhu, Aupito William Sio for Māngere and Poto Williams for Christchurch East, all comfortably won their electorates.
Aupito said he was grateful to receive such strong support within his electorate and to see that support across the country.
Samoa has signed an agreement committing to preserve 30 percent of its ocean area.
Some 36,000 kilometres of new marine protected areas are expected to come from the agreement.
The agreement was signed between the government and the Blue Prosperity Coalition, a network of scientists, activists, experts and governments.
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said Samoan waters held exceptional marine habitats and diverse life.
About 50 early childhood teachers in American Samoa claim they are owed pay and are "getting the run-around" from the government.
The group said they had not been paid for four weeks of summer workshops they attended.
Two of the teachers said the HeadStart workshops were federally funded and they were promised payment before the start of the new school year.
However that had not happened.
The Cook Islands government has created an advisory committee to provide community perspectives on the controversial issue of seabed mining.
The government said it had brought together six people representing religious, cultural, environmental, sporting, youth and academic viewpoints.
They full committee is Bishop Tutai Pere, Makiuti Tongia, Sam Napa, Makiroa Mitchell, George George Williamson and Maru Mariri.