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Key Chinese university to add language majors amid boosting ties.

A top Chinese language university will add 11 language courses, mostly African and Oceanianic tongues, to boost talent support for the country's extending ties with the regions, school official said Wednesday. Beijing Foreign Studies University will offer Kurdish, Maori, Tongan, Samoan, Comorian, Tswana, Ndebele, Creole, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Career ending tumour for Female Pioneer.

A sad day in New Zealand Boxing as 'The Samoan Sniper' Kirsty Lupeamanu announces her retirement due to a Pituitary Gland Tumour.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

One Thousand Ropes: former Samoan star Uelese Petaia returns to Kiwi screens.

A new Kiwi film has sees the welcome return of an old face to our screens. The star of 1979 film Sons for the Return Home, Uelese Petaia went on to be one of the faces of 1980s youth current affairs show Viewfinder and had a role in TV band drama Heroes. After that, he simply disappeared, that is – until now. One ...

- Stuff - NZ