News

One dead, one missing in Samoa

A NEW Zealand family holiday in Samoa has turned to tragedy after a flash flood swept six people away.

One teenager drowned and another family member was missing tonight as searchers scoured the river.

Four other members were rescued and were tonight recovering in hospital.

It is understood the family had arrived from New Zealand only a day earlier and were enjoying a swim in the Vaisigano River, in the island nation's capital Apia, this afternoon.

But tragedy occurred when a sudden burst of water swept the family down river.

Read more on the NZ Herald.

Topics:  fatality samoa



Welfare costing taxpayers $300,000 a minute

Pauline Hanson wants a crackdown on welfare cheats.

Pauline Hanson calls for ID card to stop the cheats

Miss Supercars' Olympic heartache

Miss Supercars 2017 winner, Darwin’s Sophie Budack (centre), with first runner-up from the Gold Coast Michaela Arnott (right) and second runner-up Nicole Hall from Brisbane. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Her wins secures a $25,000 prize package including $1000 cash

Death at Fingal: 'Our world is turned upside down'

Dylan Carpenter with his mum Natalie.

“At the age of 20 you aren’t supposed to leave this Earth"

Local Partners