Friday, August 29, 2014
at 3:32 PM
NZ continued to rule Western Samoa until 1962 and as a result there are many Samoans in NZ today. In the 1930s, the Nazis made a big issue of the loss of Germany's former colonies, although this was almost certainly for political purposes and in reality it's unlikely they cared about them; grabbing territory in the east of Europe was Hitler's objective.
Nevertheless, there is the question why Western Samoa wasn't given to the USA after the war which would have made more sense considering America already had the eastern islands which remain an American territory.
at 8:22 AM
We have mentioned before the government's scrapping of funding for public service TV, which has been one of the more petty of the present government's spending cuts. The present government has made balancing the public books its main priority, among other things by reducing the number of public servants by about 20% on average, and substantially increasing government charges across the board. The result is that you have to pay a lot more for a much inferior service.
at 6:59 AM