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TP+ First ever ‘Ava ceremony held at NZ Parliament for new Pacific MPs

The Labour Pāsifika Caucus welcomed the five new Pacific MPs in Parliament with an 'ava ceremony - a first for New Zealand’s Parliament.

Afamasaga Jackie Curry appointed to lead Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Afamasaga Jackie Curry has been appointed as a Management Consultant to lead the Pacific Cooperation Foundaton (PCF), in a role set for the next eight months. She takes over from Fiso John Fiso, who is stepping down from his roles as chair and acting chief executive (CE). “I feel the job I had been put […]

New Zealand Paralympian #50 Shelley Kalivati celebrated

Last week Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) marked the nineth community event as part of The Celebration Project, where the achievements of New Zealand’s 209 Paralympians since Tel Aviv 1968 were officially recognised and celebrated. 18 New Zealand Paralympians were celebrated at Government House including Shelley Kalivati, who received her official ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as Paralympian […]

Refreshed Tanoa bowl architecture revealed at Auckland Museum

A cultural blessing, including a Karakia and Kava ceremony, was held over the weekend for Auckland Museum’s refreshed South Atrium, Te Ao Mārama. The museum worked with iwi and Pacific communities in Auckland to create the new South Atrium, which reveals the most significant changes to the Museum in more than a decade. “The full […]

Talanoa: Samoan horticulture family business helps to bring workers into orchards

This week the Government announced incentives to get unemployed people to move to the regions to work in the orchards. The Momoisea family run the Momoisea Horticulture Services, a company that’s helping to bring workers down to the Hawke’s Bay.

Unemployed Kiwis encouraged to take up seasonal work in the regions

The Government’s announced new incentives to attract unemployed people to the regions to take up seasonal work. Theresa Momoisea, from Momoisea Horticultural Services in Napier, joins Marama to give her take on the announcement.

A Māori Samoan family’s journey of learning the gagana in Samoa

In 2017 Māori journalist Renee Kahukura Iosefa and her Samoan husband, Walker Iosefa, made the decision to move to Samoa to provide an opportunity for their three children to learn their Samoan language and cultural heritage. Now, three years on, they've made the decision to return to Aotearoa. The Iosefa family share their journey of discovery by celebrating the importance of living the language.

Dr Angelynne Enoka: The PhD graduate flying the flag for the transgender community

We catch up with Samoan Dr Angie Enoka on breaking stereotypes and becoming the first Samoan transgender woman to graduate with a Doctorate from Massey University in New Zealand.

Damien Ekenasio using basketball to empower Wellington youth

Former basketballer Damien Ekenasio played 17 seasons with the Wellington Saints, which included six national league titles. After hanging up his laces two years ago, he’s now giving back to the sport by leading Capital Basketball, a group using the sport to empower youth across the Wellington region.