‘60 years on, we have seen Samoa, our country, develop’ – Samoan matai reflects on independence.
Samoa became the first Pacific Island to gain independence from the administration of New Zealand 60-years-ago. Next weekend festivities around the Waikato will honour Samoa's history.
Lelevaga Fa'amanū Lā'ulu, who is the chairperson of the Waikato Samoa 60th Independence Celebration organising committee, and the vice president of the Waikato Samoan Association, says this year's event is historic.
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