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Samoa Language Week 

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Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa: Samoa Language Week 2020 is  taking place from Sunday, 24 May to Saturday, 30 May 2020.  

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Language and culture critical in 21st Century

26th May 2020: Samoan is the third most spoken language in New Zealand, and Fotu o Mālama Chairperson and Samoa Language Week co-organiser Tofilau Niulevaea Siliva Gaugatao says the week-long event helps to maintain the focus on language and culture as critical components to living and experiencing success in the 21st Century. Read more

Revaluing, reclaiming, and reconnecting with the Samoan language

26th May 2020: Sosaiete A’oga Amata Samoa I Aotearoa (SAASIA) Inc National President and Samoa Language Week co-organiser Salā Pafitimai Dr Faasaulala Tagoilelagi-Leota says the goals Samoa Language Week is trying to achieve aligns closely with her organisation’s aims. Read more

COVID-19 impacts Samoa Language Week journey

24th May 2020: From May 24-30, New Zealand – and further afield - will embrace and celebrate the third most spoken language in Aotearoa with Samoa Language Week. Read more

Growing demand for what Pacific people bring to the table

24th May 2020: Kau Tulī central representative Fredwyn Kisona is a proud Tokelauan/Samoan hailing from Porirua, an area his family has made their mark in. Read more

COVID-19 ignites creative spark for Author

24th May 2020: After the initial shock of the COVID-19 lockdown and what it would mean for her family unit, Author and Educator Dahlia Malaeulu says the period ended up providing the perfect space to write. Read more