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TP+ Pusi Urale: A Village in Ōtara

#WATCH Despite her failing eyesight, Samoan artist Pusi Urale continues to paint and exhibit her incredible work in galleries up and down the country. Check out her latest exhibition "A Village in Ōtara" at the Fresh Gallery in Ōtara, showing till September 21st.

Meet New Zealand’s best apprentice builder

It's not often you see university graduates turn to the trades to pursue a financially secure future, but that's exactly what one Tongan builder's done. Cedric Folaumoetu'i has transitioned seamlessly, and is now encouraging more Pacific people to consider a career in trades.

Climate Change – are our smaller island nations being overlooked?

Climate change was high on the agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week. Although leaders came to an agreement in the official communique, in the end our smaller island nations still felt their concerns about climate change are being overlooked. Joining Alistar to discuss what this means is University of Auckland Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem.

Te Kūki ‘Āirani Film Festival 2019

The second Te Kūki 'Āirani Film Festival was held recently in Rarotonga. Organised by filmmaker Joshua Baker, it was an opportunity for Pacific Islands filmmakers to share their films with a Cook Islands audience. The Festival included films Vai, Marks of Mana, For My Father's Kingdom, Joey and the Leitis along with NZ short films Liliu, Maria,Toa'puapagā Strength in Suffering and Hinekura.

Crew to sail to NZ from Tahiti using celestial navigation

Media release: Thursday, August 15, 2019 A double-hulled canoe will depart Tahiti next week and navigate to Aotearoa using the stars, moon and currents to guide its voyage, announced Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh. “The passage from French Polynesia to New Zealand will be difficult and dangerous, and a […]

Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu appointed to Amnesty International Board

Press Release: Amnesty International Amnesty International (AI) members from around the world have elected new Directors to their International Board at the AI Annual Global Assembly this month. Among those is New Zealander and AI Aotearoa New Zealand Chair, Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu. The Asia Pacific region now holds three out of nine positions on the Board. […]

Selina Tusitala Marsh performs ‘Tokotoko’s 2 Year Tale’

To celebrate the end of her tenure as New Zealand's Poet Laureate for 2017-2019, Selina Tusitala Marsh performed her poem 'Tokotoko's 2 Year Tale' inside our Sunpix Studios. This year Marsh was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to poetry, literature and the Pasifika community in the 2019 New Years Honours.