In this terrible world, there is no time to fake a cry. When I think of the children dying in hopeless wars, and fading in poverty-stricken communities, I hold up my head to feel the sky.
Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).
Not long after World War II, US poultry firms began dumping turkey tails, along with chicken backs, into markets in Samoa. (Not to single out the United States, New Zealand and Australia are on record for having done the same thing with mutton flaps – sheep bellies – to the peoples of the Pacific Islands.)
Bad habits are sure hard to break. And when it comes to the ugly issue of domestic violence, while much has been said, written and done in an effort to eradicate it completely, the truth is that we have a long, long way to go.
Dear Editor, Re: Samoa is the place to be Well, I think Mata’afa Keni Lesā, you are starting to write the truth and you sure make sense when you listened to your conscious.
The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:
Think a minute… What’s your problem? You know that not all problems are bad? In fact, having problems sometimes means you’re making progress. A big hardware business moved into the same building with another, small hardware store.
GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?
Guttorm stooped down and took the wild flower gently between his thumb and forefinger taking care not to bruise it.
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