Insight

Philippa Tolley travels to Samoa as huge celebrations are held to mark half a centuary since it gained independence from New Zealand.

But what is the relationship betwen the two countries like now?

New Zealand offers support, but issues around immigration and citizenship still rankle.

Radio New Zealand's Pacific Affairs Correspondent, Karen Mangnall, follows celebrations in Auckland, and asks the Samoa community there for their thoughts on  the connections between Apia and Wellington.

Gallery: Samoan Independence Celebrations

Samoa

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 7 September: Insight: Sparking the Youth Vote

Gen Zero croppedPhoto: The Wireless/Levi Brinsdon-Hall II

There’s an unprecedented number of campaigns aiming to get out the youth vote for this year’s election.

But four weeks out from polling day, more than 100,000 people under 25 were not enrolled to vote.

Is it apathy or something else stopping them from engaging?

Megan Whelan and Elle Hunt from The Wireless investigate.