Acknowledgment of MV Joyita Tragedy

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

NZ First Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Asenati Lole-Taylor is pleased the Government has finally acknowledged the MV Joyita tragedy by hosting the Samoa MV Joyita Commemoration ceremony in Parliament. The event marked the loss of 25 people on board the vessel …Asenati Lole-Taylor
Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs

09 March 2012

NZ First Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Asenati Lole-Taylor is pleased the Government has finally acknowledged the MV Joyita tragedy by hosting the Samoa MV Joyita Commemoration ceremony in Parliament.

The event marked the loss of 25 people on board the vessel of the MV Joyita on the 3rd of October, 1955.

“The ceremony was an occasion which provided a time for the families to have some sense of closure,” Mrs Lole-Taylor says

It is a world maritime mystery what happened to the New Zealand and Tokelauan passengers 56 years ago.

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