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David Tua Most Devastating Left Hook

The Nesian power of David ‘the Tuamanator’ Tua (born Mafaufau Sita; Samoa, 21 November 1972) is seen is this clip in his fight against John Ruiz on the 15th March 1996 in Atlanta. Tua is acknowledged as one of the greatest heavy weights of all time with one of the most devastating left hooks – though he never won a world title (most champs were too scared to fight him). Check out his famous hook in this clip – “one sickening look” as the commentator says....

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On the ground at TPPA Protests in Downtown Auckland

4th February 2016, the TPP was signed in Downtown Auckland. As protesters gathered and disrupted the streets with hikoi all over town Nesian Village was there to get the lo-down from the ground. We interview a few people about why they are there and catch some of the in the moment happenings from the perspective of our reporter Lyss...

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King of Tonga Revokes Minister of Tourism Seat

The king of Tonga His Majesty King Tupou VI has revoked ‘Etuate Sungalu Lavulavu as minister of Tourism effective February 1, the Prime Minister’s Office said. Lavulavu became Minister for Tourism after he was elected to Parliament as the Member for Vavaʻu 16 in the 2014 general election. He was stripped of his parliamentary seat on Monday after the Supreme Court found him guilty of bribery and overspending during the 2014 election. Read more at NZ Kaniva Pacific Photo: NZ Kaniva...

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Three Wise Cousins a Hit in NZ

When Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa set out to make his film Three Wise Cousins, he wasn’t after acclaim, box office records or even any recognition – but he’s got it now. The independent grassroots film made a massive NZD$121,767 in the New Zealand box office in its first four days (playing in only eight cinemas nationwide). Congrats to SQS and his team. Read more at...

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Helena Kaho, first Pacific Islander to become an Auckland Law School academic

After struggling to focus and losing interest in school, she had her first child at age 18, and was a mother of four children by the time she was 26. Many people had written her off as something of a lost cause. It was the knowledge that people were saying she’d ruined her life and would never amount to anything that made her want to prove something to herself and others. “I knew that if I made an effort, I could achieve a lot more. I wanted to do something impressive – something that would show them I could...

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Women’s Mau leaders and committee in front of octagonal Mau office ca 1930

English: Women of the Mau in front of the octagonal Mau office in Vaimoso near Apia, ca 1930. Gagana Samoa: Fafine o le Mau i luma o le ofisa a le Mau i Vaimoso, i Apia. (le ata fa’apea na pu’e i le tausaga 1930) People usually associate the Mau Movement in Samoa as an independence movement led by men. But, the women of the Mau were an important part of this independence movement too. Go the women! The Mau was a non-violent movement for Samoan independence from colonial rule during the first half of the XXth century. Mau...

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World Record Oritahiti at Opening of the 13th FIFO, Tahiti

Around The World…………………………. The opening of the 13th FIFO, but also the attempt to world record‪#‎oritahiti‬ in papara… nearly 3000 dancers try to establish the new record. Check out the story behind the dance by clicking the picture below. Find out more about FIFO at their webpage...

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Nesian Sports Flashback: Jimmy Thunder Peau

Samoan/New Zealand boxer James Peau turned pro in 1988 and later changed his surname to Thunder. On the 18 March 1997 edition of the USA Network‘s Tuesday Night Fights Jimmy Thunder knocked out Crawford Grimsley with his first punch, the fight lasting 1.5 seconds before the count; the record for the world’s fastest...

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