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 3 August: Future Food Security - Feast or Famine?

Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo ploughs a rice paddy in Vietnam (RNZ/Benedict Collins)

All over the world efforts are underway to try to breed new, stronger and more nutritious varieties of grains, fruits and vegetables for the rising global population.

Work is being carried to try to help farmers keep on producing enough food, as concern about how crops might cope with climate change intensifies.

Radio New Zealand's Rural reporter, Benedict Collins speaks to experts across Asia and New Zealand about the big issues facing food now and what their predictions are for the future.