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  1. Video for Māori couple recount their life changing experiences in Samoa
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    Māori couple recount their life changing experiences in Samoa

    Husband and wife pastors of the Elim Christian Church in Porirua, Stacey and Hiraina Raika recently returned from Samoa after a spiritual mission to bring relief and inspiration to those worse affected by the measles outbreak that has claimed 81 lives. Even during the summer break the couple still do their best to support the less fortunate. 

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    NZ Samoans return to support their homeland

    Four of Samoa's sons have returned to show support and bring gifts for their homeland. They aim to help those who have suffered from the devastation of the measles outbreak that started back in October. Former All Black Ma'a Nonu, former world heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker, NRL power house Martin Taupau and comedian Tofiga Fepulea'i all landed in Samoa to help uplift the spirits of the grieving families.  

  3. Video for "Samoa is still open for business" - Samoan Tourism CEO
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    "Samoa is still open for business"- Samoan Tourism CEO

    Tourism in Samoa is a major contributor to the economy. Tourism expenditure in Samoa was estimated to be worth approximately $339 million per year. The Samoan Tourism industry and its economy has been hit hard with hundreds of cancellations in bookings since the beginning of the measles outbreak in September.    

  4. Video for Samoan families weighed down after great loss
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    Samoan families weighed down after great loss

    One more measles death has been recorded in Samoa, with the toll now rising to 71 since the measles epidemic outbreak began in September.

  5. Video for Makoura College students helping those in need in Samoa
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    Makoura College students helping those in need in Samoa

    Twenty two students and staff of Makoura College in Masterton are in Samoa helping provide support for those suffering from the measles outbreak. Initially there to help with renovations of the House of Hope, a special home for children orphaned because of family circumstances. 

  6. Video for Aotearoa pastor couple inspired to help comfort Samoa
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    Aotearoa pastor couple inspired to help comfort Samoa

    The belief of a higher power can make a difference, and impact people, even at their lowest point in life. That is what brings husband and wife Pastors Stacey and Hiraina Raika to Samoa, on a spiritual mission to help those who have been affected by the devastation of the measles outbreak. 

  7. Video for Samoa celebrates 53 years of Independence
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    Samoa celebrates 53 years of Independence

    Western Samoa became independent of New Zealand on 1 January 1962, but the small island nation marks its Independence Day on June 1, an occasion the Samoan community in New Zealand gather to celebrate.

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