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Willie Tavita Contest Winners announced. 2 tickets Each to CD Launch 4/26
There was a contest held online by Samoa Speaks and Le Malae and the winners of 2 tickets each were announced today. They are Suitafa Richard Istead and Pua Tofaeono of Auckland, New Zealand. These 2 Willie Tavita Concert tickets were awarded for participating in our Samoa Speaks and Le Malae competition.
Thank you Suitafa and Pua. Congratulations! We also want to acknowledge the Contributions of Suluama Teresa Patu Vivolo who provided the tickets for the competition as a means to promote this artist's CD Launch this weekend, April 16, 2014..
Note: Fialauia Toailoa-Amituanai Luatuanuu and Viopapa Galeai-Euta will be interviewing Suitafa in the near future for her kind and courageous deed of shaving her hair to support looking for a cure for cancer.
Le Malae is expanding to TV Broadcasts as it moves into offering media broadcasts of news, events and interviews .
Le Malae is embarking on a new voyage as it unveils its TV show, LMTV. The concept has been under discussion for a while now and the plan is to broadcast Le Malae TV shows on this website featuring Samoan stories. The first episode of LMTV is from Auckland, New Zealand. The team of Viopapa Galea'i-Euta and Fialauia Luatuanuu interviewed Willie Tavita as he prepares for his CD launch this April 26, 2014. The TV shows will be coming more regularly as the various cities become more familiar with the format of shooting interviews on video instead of interviewing for just written articles.
This new development will require more individuals who can host and talk on camera. There are opportunities for those who are interested to contact our team from whatever city you are interested in broadcasting for to become a part of our team. Surprisingly the equipment needed for this type of broadcast is relatively inexpensive and easy to manipulate. Please contact us if you are interested in being a host or a camera person. We can accommodate you.
We hope that the Samoan community appreciates this new development as we take Le Malae from being a website to being a media channel similar to major networks.
Le malae to go to germany to cover the Alex leapai fight
Le Malae has been approved to be media for Samoa at the World Heavyweight Title Fight between Alex "Lionheart" Leapai and Wladimir Klitschko. Our Brisbane team of Helen Lauaki and Uo Alaalatoa Brown are representing Le Malae and will provide coverage from Germany. We anticipate they will be providing all the photos and live reports on the various events surrounding and leading up to the fight as it develops.
We will be providing written reports, photos, radio and TV reports from the fight, the weigh-in and
pther events at the fight. We will also provide a report on the country of Germany. This is the country that was once a colonial power over Samoa and there are many part German descendants in Samoa.
There are sponsorship packages available for any companies interested in being promoted during this historic event. Contact us and we will provide you with the information.
We congratulate the Brisbane team for being aggressive in pursuing this story of this historic event for Samoans. We all give our best wishes to Alex and his team as they pursue this amazing chance to become the world heavyweight champion of the world. Ia tafe toto ou ala Alex.
Uo Alaalatoa Brown joins Le Malae in Brisbane, Australia
Uoiasouma Alaalatoa Brown. known appropriately as "Uo" has joined the team for Le Malae in Brisbane, Australia. She is a Broadcaster/Announcer for Radio 4EB 98.1FM Brisbane. The EB in the station name stands for Ethnic Broadcasting. They have over 50 countries broadcasting in their own language...."so we bring the world to OZ and out to the wider audience."
They have a timetable for each country. Samoa is on mostly at lunchtime. Friday morning Thurs, Sat, Sun.. 12pm-5am. Samoa has the most hours depending on members to hold airtime..so they have almost 500 members..a fraction of Samoans in Brisbane. To listen to this station click on this link: http://www.4eb.org.au/listen
Born in Malifa, Apia, Samoa she attended and graduated from Samoa College. She moved to Sydney, Australia in 1987 and later moved to Brisbane where she currently resides.
Her first job was with the US Peace Corps in Apia, Samoa. At present she is a Community Volunteer providing service to a variety of different media and other organizations including her work for the radio station which .
For those who have conversed with Uo its quite apparent that she likes to laugh and has a great sense of humor. This is the right personality when dealing with live radio where entertaining is one of the important skills one should have when on the air.
We anticipate alot of great stories from the collaboration of Uo and Helen in Brisbane. Samoans from around the world will be pleased to witness the continued improvement of Brisbane's media offerings. The most recent offering involves Uo's review of the controversial play by Samoan playwright Victor Rodger, "Black Faggot". Please read the article posted in here.
It is with this great addition to the Brisbane team that bodes well for future news and media from this crew, that we look ahead with much anticipation to Uo's contributions to Samoans in Brisbane and make it special. We wish her well with her radio broadcaster position and encourage all of our Samoans in Brisbane to join the 4EB Radio membership and support ethnic broadcasting.
LE MALAE Focuses on Photo gallery to show photos from around the world from our Samoan community in new Section called Whats happening?
Le Malae has added a new feature called WHATS HAPPENING? which is going to be a major attraction to our viewers. Our Photo Gallery will be featured each week as we will post photo collections from all over the globe of events and activities where you will see who is doing what in that part of the world. These photos will allow you to see who was there and what happened and get a flavor for the community and what they are doing. Please go to our Photo Gallery and see the many excellent pictures that have been posted there already and which we will be adding each week. If you have any photos you want to feature please contact us and we will put them up. Enjoy.
Le Malae to add orbituraries
Le Malae will be adding orbituaries of Samoans who have passed away in this page for the benefit of family members who are around the world and need to know this person's important date for services. If you have any announcements for this column please contact us and provide the information and picture to be put into our orbituaries column.
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Lutz keil passes suddenly in Samoa
Members of the Police fraternity in Samoa are in shock following the sudden death of long-serving Inspector, Lutz Keil.
Inspector Keil died on Thursday night after suffering from a “mini stroke” at the office earlier that day.
He was 54. Yesterday, colleagues praised him as a “humble” man and “leader.”
Acting Police Commissioner, Fauono Talalelei Tapu, said Inspector Keil’s death has come as a shock to the Police.
He said Mr. Keil will be greatly missed by the Ministry for the person he was as well as for the huge contribution he has made to the development of the Ministry of Police.
Inspector Keil did not show any signs of illness prior to being taken to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital where he was treated, he said.
“We are in shock by his sudden passing – in fact I couldn’t believe it when I was informed of his death.” His family is also in shock, Fauono said.
“His family couldn’t believe that he has passed away.”
Inspector Keil will be most remembered for his discipline at work.
“You never know when he is angry, or whether he ever does get angry, because all he would do to indicate that something was amiss is shake his head.
“Whatever happens with Lutz, he is always smiling” and that’s one memory of Inspector Keil that will always stay with Fauono.
“He will be missed especially during those special operations.”
Fauono said Inspector Keil’s drive came from his time in the United States Marine Corp.
Inspector Keil’s main responsibilities included training officers in handling weapons from the armoury as well as giving them defensive driver lessons.
“No officer can drive a ministry vehicle without passing lessons with Lutz”.
Inspector Keil served in the Special Response Unit for many years, said Fauono. Prior to that he served for some years in the Traffic Division and the Criminal Investigation Division before being placed with the Special Response Unit where he led the team there.
The Iate Inspector was scheduled to travel to Australia on Sunday for training. He was a year away from his retirement age when he died at 54. Inspector Keil has served the Ministry of Police and Prisons for 32 years. He is survived by 11 children.
Fauono said they are awaiting confirmation from his family as to when the funeral will take place. “If I had the power to have all the officers on a half-day for Lutz’ funeral that would happen but it’s unfortunate that this will not be the case.”
He is confident it will be a state funeral since Inspector Keil died while on the job.
Photos from Joel and Kathryn Nilon's Wedding in Canberra, Australia.
Photos from tupua and jacosa Ainuu's wedding in Las Vegas, NV.
Photos from Aloha Fest in Phoenix AZ
The Arizona ALOHA FEST is an annual celebration of Polynesian Culture and this year Tausala Dancers and Kilali's Polynesian Revue were captured in awesome photos.
Immigration tips & Info
For USA Immigration
The 100 Immigration Exam Questions and Answers in our own Samoan Language for those that would like to take this US Citizenship Exam is now available through Le Malae if you want to take advantage of this click on this button below. This service provided by Suluama T. Patu Laumea-Vivolo, attorney.
For New Zealand Immigration
PACIFIC QUOTA REGISTRATIONS OPEN
Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu are encouraged to register for this year’s ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category between 1 and 30 April.
Immigration instructions recognise the special relationship between New Zealand and Samoa and the Pacific Access Category countries of Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati. Each year up to 1100 Samoan citizens, 250 Tongan citizens and 75 citizens from Kiribati and Tuvalu are selected by ballot to be considered for the grant of residence in New Zealand.
Eligible citizens of these four countries must be aged between 18 and 45 to register under the ballot. The successful applicants selected from the ballot process will have until 6 March 2015 to lodge their residence visa applications; the principal applicant must also have an acceptable job offer from a New Zealand employer.
Prospective ballot registration applicants are reminded to make sure they have the required forms and necessary documents. Only one ballot registration form is needed for each family. Copies of birth certificates or front page of passports must also be provided for everyone named on the registration form.
Immigration New Zealand will contact each ballot applicant via a mobile text message or email to acknowledge receipt of their ballot registration form including their Client Registration Number. Ballot applicants will need to hold on to this number to check the status of their registration after the ballots are drawn on 6 June 2014.
Registering for the Samoan Quota is free but there is a NZ$70 registration fee for the Pacific Access Category. This fee is reduced to NZ$30 for those who have registered in a previous year. An additional fee of AUD$12 is payable for Kiribati citizens registering from Kiribati.
Ballot registration forms are available from the nearest Immigration New Zealand office or are available here for the Samoan Quota and here for the Pacific Access Category.
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