New Zealand and Samoa share a special relationship that is underpinned by the 1962 Treaty of Friendship. 2012 marks 50 years of this important partnership, and New Zealand Post is celebrating with a unique stamp issue.
The links between New Zealand and Samoa not only stem from the fact that they are close Pacific neighbours, but are also due to the large number of New Zealanders of Samoan descent living in New Zealand. Samoans make up around 50 per cent of New Zealand's Pacific Island population and the arts and culture of Samoa have become a distinctive voice in New Zealand society.
Each of the five stamps features a contemporary view of a selu tuiga