NZers: how do you pronounce Sione?

I’m seeing this newly released New Zealand film tomorrow: Sione’s Wedding

How is this name (Sione) pronounced? Two syllables? Three? I’ve never heard it before. Is it common among Samoans in NZ?

see - O - nee

…what he said!

And as a half Samoan half Maori living in NZ, the name Sione is fairly common. I haven’t seen the movie, but thats simply because I haven’t had time to see any movie lately… :frowning: but from all accounts its a really good film with a great soundtrack… Go the Naked Samoans!