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PM doesn't back down on Tongan travel warning
PM doesn't back down on Tongan travel warning

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Tension flares on trip to paradise

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Campbell calls Samoan PM a coward

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Samoa unveils memorial for tsunami victims

In a final farewell and remembrance of those who perished in the Samoa tsunami of 2009, the Samoan government dedicated…

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Samoa tsunami: The brave little hero from Saleapaga
Samoa tsunami: The brave little hero from Saleapaga

Paneta Sagale shouted the hardest-ever goodbye as his son, 6, was ripped from his arms.

Tsunami: A love that started with a wave
Tsunami: A love that started with a wave

A NZ-Samoan couple who met helping clean up after the tsunami are marrying today to bring something positive to the anniversary…

Quake hits Samoa on tsunami anniversary
Quake hits Samoa on tsunami anniversary

An earthquake was felt today in Samoa almost at the same hour the tsunami struck a year ago.

Acting Samoan PM defends how tsunami aid spent
Acting Samoan PM defends how tsunami aid spent

Samoa's acting prime minister has rejected claims aid donated following last year's devastating tsunami has been misappropriated. On…

Samoa Tsunami

Saleapaga tsunami survivors thrive in the mountains
Saleapaga tsunami survivors thrive in the mountains

Until the tsunami no-one in Saleapaga wanted to live on the mountain if they had coastal land.

Taufua beach fales flourishing a year on

The restaurant of the Taufua Beach Fales is bustling with life. There are more than 30 customers ranging from a 12-year-old…

Samoa tsunami: Remembering Tui

Cherelle Jackson attends a memorial service for Tuifeaomalo Annandale, a former Miss Samoa and tireless women's advocate…

Samoa tsunami: Survivor alone but never far from soulmate

Tsunami survivor Tuatagaloa Annandale stands on a jetty and points out where the wave destroyed much of the life he had…

Taufua family remembers loss as they celebrate life
Taufua family remembers loss as they celebrate life

LALOMANU - Little Mana sits on her great grandfathers grave at Lalomanu, above the village, on a mountain…

Lessons learned from the Samoa tsunami

The survivors of the Pacific tsunami one year ago are now better prepared should another tsunami hit.

'I can imagine the children playing here'

Salamasina Taufua dreads marking the graves of her three children, who died in the tsunami.

Air of renewed mourning over Samoa

As families and friends prepare for the first anniversary of the tsunami, there is an air of renewed mourning hanging over…

Survivor, 87, still won't go back to beach
Survivor, 87, still won't go back to beach

Unable to run from the tsunami, Lemafa Atia'e, 87, stayed put despite his children pleading with him…

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