A hundred years ago today, the SS Talune steamed into Apia with a disease that unleashed devastation on Samoa: the Spanish flu.
But despite knowing this, the New Zealand administrators waved it in.
It went on to kill a fifth of Samoa's population in two months.
Its effects on Samoa linger today, and as locals gather to commemorate, they're also rallying to not let anyone in New Zealand forget.
RNZ Pacific's Jamie Tahana reports.