Samoan Women Host Radio Show

A programme by, for and about Samoan women has joined OAR FM Dunedin’s Friday night line-up.

Lupe Sina is hosted by Erolia Rooney and Christine Anesone. Erolia is a supervising scientist with the NZ Blood Service and is an active sport, culture and community volunteer, including as a Catholic Chaplain. Christine is Pacific Islands Community Liaison Officer at the University of Otago’s Pacific Islands Centre.

The programme joins Friday shows Lupe Fetala’i and Lupe o le Foaga, and Sunday morning Christian worship show Lupe o le Talalelei, all of which are supported by Lupe Fa’alele a Samoa i Otago, a Society of Samoans living in Otago.

Presented in a mix of Samoan and English language, Lupe Sina is wide-ranging in its content but mainly focuses on supporting Samoan women with information on health and wellbeing, housing, food and fashion.

Episodes to date have included discussion on education and career pathways, breast and cervical screening programmes, and the traditional role of Samoan women in their communities and families.

Recent shows have also included tips for keeping homes warm, dry and healthy through the winter months.

Lupe Sina airs every second Friday at 5pm on OAR 105.4FM and 1575AM. Podcasts are available from, Google podcasts and Apple podcasts.