The Great War Exhibition recently hosted an official delegation from Samoa. The Honourable Leaupepe Taimaaiono Toleafoa Faafisi, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa, was accompanied by Toleafoa Ken Vaafausuaga Poutoa MP, Leaana Ronnie Posini MP, Faalogo Iosefa Sopi MP, and Toomata Aki Tuipea MP.
The Samoan Speaker was in New Zealand as a Guest of the New Zealand Parliament, marking the 55th anniversary of the 1962 Treaty of Friendship, signed after Samoa became independent after a period of New Zealand Trusteeship.
The delegation had particular interest in the Samoan artefacts, history and photos from the First World War. More information about their visit to New Zealand is available here.