Sports

STEVEN ADAMS

Check out Steven Adams SPORTSMANSHIP moments from the 2018 season.

He's been nominated for the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award!

He's one of 12 nominees & the award recognises the player deemed 'the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team.' 

NBA players will decide the winner as the nominee with the highest point total accumulated will be crowned the winner. The NBA will make a $25,000 donation to the charity of the winner’s choice.

While Adams has become one of the toughest players in the NBA, he is also known to be a team player who often does the dirty work that doesn’t necessarily show up in the box score.

Past teammates have often raved about Adams and the type of player that he is off of the court, so it may not be a surprise to some that Adams is up for the award this year.


Sports

SIONE FAUMUINA - LIFE AFTER LEAGUE

The 2019 NRL season has kicked off and former rugby league player Sione Faumuina speaks out about the challenges that led to his downfall and the strength it took to come back up again.

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Director & Editor - Damon Fepulea'i 

Camera Operator - Fa'anati Mamea 


Health & Well Being

Fresh out Da Box - Mailelani Skincare

Tailani Salanoa shares why her family run business 'Mailelani' is Fresh Out Da Box & why buying Mailelani also helps an entire community in Samoa!

Their entire skincare range is made from organic coconut oil straight outta Savai'i & is hand made in Samoa.


Sports

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL - SAMOAN SISTAS!

Mississippi State University Softball team recently ran a series of short profile videos on the Samoan sistas in their team.  Represent! 

Meet Chloe Malau'ulu from Longbeach, Sarai Niu from San Diego & Fa Leilua from Hawthorne, California and get to know them in the videos below.  They talk aiga, ink and more ... 


Sports

JASON MOMOA - GEEKOUT, ALL BLACKS FANBOY

Jason geeks out meeting his favourite team of all time - the All Blacks 7s!

He also shares the story about where he got his cherished All Blacks #8 jersey from 


Sports

JASON MOMOA - SURFBOARDS FOR MY OHANA

"If you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be a surfer. I'm massively thankful to collaborate with Tim at Surfboard Warehouse and build these beautiful environmentally sustainable surfboards" - Jason Momoa


Humans of the Islands

HUMANS OF THE ISLANDS - EMMANUEL "E-MAN" CARLOS

Emmanuel “E-MAN” Carlos 

Pro Boxer

Samoan / Cook Islands 

 

Kia Orana, Talofa and G’day CoconetTV fans.

It's an absolute honour to share a little insight about myself, my life and my journey so far.  My name is Emmanuel Carlos and I'm 26 years old. I was born in Sydney, Australia but now living in Melbourne, Victoria.  My father is Samoan, from the village of Sogi (Chan Chuni) and my mother is Cook Islander (Vakatini). Everyone is always misled by my surname Carlos, and always mistake my background with anything but Polynesian. The Carlos name comes from my step grandfather who is Spanish.

I was born and raised here in Australia. I'm what you call an Aussie. Even though I was born in Oz, I am very proud of my pacific heritage and culture. 

I'm a professional boxer, my current record is 10 fights - 9 wins with 7 knockouts. The one loss was against Junior World IBF Champion Dwight Ritchie a fight I took on a week and a half notice.…more


Humans of the Islands

HUMANS OF THE ISLANDS - ARRIANNA PRINCESS AUVA'A

The extraordinary life of Arrianna Princess Auva'a who is the first fa'afafine in the US military.

She tells her story here in this Coconet exclusive!

Follow Arrianna here on Facebook & Instagram:


Sports

Roman Reigns returns to the WWE - his cancer is in remission!

In an emotional address to the WWE Universe, The Big Dog reveals he is back in WWE after his battle with leukemia.


Humans of the Islands

WOMEN OF THE ISLANDS - TESSA TEMATA

TESSA TEMATA 

New Zealand's High Commissioner to the Cook Islands.

Cook Islands / Samoan 

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I can trace my Cook Island heritage back 26 generations to Kaitini Ariki, the eldest child of Uke who settled the island of Mauke.  My father, Tiatoa Temata, married my mother, Jane Crichton, whose aiga are from Asau in Samoa.   There is also a wee dram of Scottish voyager in there dating back to the 19th century when a sailor called William Crichton decided to settle in Samoa.

I was born and raised in Taranaki.  The seventh of nine children.more