Press Releases

  • Maota Samoa at the Consulate Complex
  • Samoa's High Commissioner to New Zealand, Leasi Tommy Scanlan, raises the flag of Samoa.
  • Inside the Maota Samoa - beams held together by Samoan 'afa (sinnet).
  • PM Tuilaepa unveils the plaque to officially open the new Consulate Complex.

        2 August 2016 New Samoa Consulate Complex Opens The new Samoa Consulate Complex at the Mangere Town Centre opened last Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand. The Government’s commitment and long term obligation to the growing population of Samoan people residing in New Zealand, especially Auckland is reflected in the investment of this […]

  • PM Tuilaepa provides an opening statement for the MPMC Office in Salelologa
  • Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa cuts the ribbon to open the office.
  • Minister of Health Tuitama Dr Talalelei Tuitama checks out the service area.
  • PM Tuilaepa, Finance Minister Sili Epa, MPMC CEO Agafili Shem and MPMC Staff inside the new office
  • Savali Newspapers are also available as part of the new office's services.
  • ACEO Immigration Valavalaotumanu Luamanuvae Siaopo Pese (second from left) with MPMC personnel

        29 July 2016 Immigration Office opens in Savaii The Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has opened an office in Savaii, with special focus on services provided by the Immigration Office. Prime Minister and Minister for MPMC, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi officially opened the office, which is located on the second […]

        27 July 2016 Three Tradesmen heading to Christchurch The first Samoan recruits for the Christchurch Rebuild are departing early next month as part of a joint programme between New Zealand and Samoa. The Christchurch Rebuilding Programme has contracted three Samoans as part of a wider group from the Pacific, to work […]

        20 July 2016 Trade Study Workshop Opens Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi officially opened the Diagnostic Trade Integrated Study (DTIS) Update Validation Workshop held at the TATTE conference room this morning. The Diagnostic Trade Integration Study assessed the trade related aspects of Samoa’s economy and later became the basis of developing […]

        19 July 2016 Samoa’s Office of the Ombudsman Rated A The Office of the Ombudsman is rated as an ‘A’ status national human rights institution. This rating according to the Ombudsman, Maiava Iulai Toma was awarded from the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). The awarding of an ‘A’ […]

        MEDIA RELEASE  23 JUNE 2016    Last week Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was in Stockholm, Sweden, to attend the annual EAT Forum where he delivered Samoa’s perspective as a nation on the frontlines of climate change; facing the public health burden of Non-Communicable Diseases; and the changes instituted and strategies […]

  • Indigenous Workshop - panel with Samoa, Cook Islands and Fiji representatives
  • Indigenous Workshop - Participants from Samoa
  • UNDESA Officer, Sonia Smallacombe at the Indigenous Peoples Workshop

        Representatives from the Pacific are in Samoa this week to talk about the framework on the rights of indigenous peoples. The regional meeting is on enhancing inclusive development in the Pacific in the framework of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and it brings together over 30 […]