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Media Release Auckland 1963, three 11-year-old boys meet in a cell in the family court. Two Māori and one Samoan – Wheels, Piwi and a boy called Piano. Made wards of state and taken to Owairaka Boys Home. So begins a story into the heart of darkness, abuse and pain and a journey of survival, […]
Meet Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Robin Kapeteni. Robin is a youth leader for MYSTORY, an empowering initiative that targets mental health. #SunPixAwards2019 Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.
Meet Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Brianna Fruean, Samoan activist and environmental advocate. #SunPixAwards2019 Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.
With the release of her new single ‘For Real’, Alice Lolohea caught up with Tree Vaifale Manu to talk about her newest track, her career, fitness journey and managing the many artists of BLK Entertainment. Congratulations! You’ve just recently released the single and music video For Real, and it’s different from anything we’ve seen from […]
Fafine Niutao I Aotearoa is an arts collective of Tuvaluan women who are master artists of traditional Tuvaluan art forms (kolose, fafetu, weaving). Part of their mission to keep their art forms alive, they recently toured their exhibition to Invercargill, where the locals instantly fell in love with them.
Join us for the celebration of the Pacific Peoples Awards 2019 here!
New Zealand Rugby Media Release All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has given thanks to the New Zealand rugby community and fans following the announcement that he will leave New Zealand to play overseas. 34-year-old Williams has signed a two-year deal with the Canada-based Toronto Wolfpack rugby league club which plays in the UK Super League competition. […]
Tahitian performing arts group Va’a Hono and Ahutoru Nui perform at the Auckland Museum in special event ‘Gathered Islands: A Celebration of the Pacific’
Tahitian performing arts group Va'a Hono and Ahutoru Nui perform at the Auckland Museum in special event 'Gathered Islands: A Celebration of the Pacific'
By Alice Lolohea Billed as “a drama, romance, Polynesian American movie”, Sosefina tells the story of two Pacific females who through hardship and suffering, must decide between a straightforward path or the easy money of the adult entertainment world. Written by Manu Tanielu and Namualii Tofa and directed by Hinano Tanielu (all first-time screenwriters and […]
Media release: WorkSafe WorkSafe New Zealand is celebrating its formal commitment to a programme that ensures Pacific peoples are kept healthy and safe at work. The Puataunofo ‘Come Home Safely’ programme, which has existed in a limited capacity since 2006, now has the formal backing of WorkSafe to engage and educate Pacific peoples working in […]
From YouTube sensation and Voice Australia competitor, to becoming an independent artist with several successful international shows under her belt, Tongan songstress Fatai is living up to her 2019 single ‘Road Less Travelled’ and becoming the artist she always wanted to be. We caught up with the singer/songwriter before her upcoming gig this Friday at […]
Brisbane-based artist Alex Mate Tuaoi is getting ready to hold his very first Solo Exhibition at Able Gallery in Brisbane this weekend. Born and raised in Wainuiomata in Wellington, New Zealand, Alex has been passionate about art since he was a young boy. He is a self-taught artist who enjoys painting with acrylics, painting wildlife […]
Anne Fatialofa collects cap for late husband, World Rugby Hall of Fame Inductee Papali’itele Peter Fatialofa
Source: World Rugby; Tudor Samoan rugby legend Papali’itele Peter Fatialofa was posthumously inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday. Papali’itele, who captained Samoa into the quarter-finals in their Rugby World Cup debut in 1991, was among six legends recognised for their “outstanding contribution to […]
Source: World Rugby; New Zealand Rugby Fiji’s Jerry Tuwai and New Zealand’s Ruby Tui have been named World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Player of the Year 2019 respectively at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday. Fijian playmaker Jerry Tuwai was nominated for the third year running after once again carving open […]
Mama Miimetua Tarapu or Aunty Mii has been running tivaevae classes in Auckland for over 10 years. Tivaevae is the art of Pacific quilting practiced by women across Oceania. An art form Tarapu learnt from grandmother, with the help of Mama Memory Kimiora Peu she is sharing it with others keen to learn.
Olivia Foa’i has released her debut album CANDID along with her forth single and music video “Tropical”, just in time for the summer holiday season. Olivia is best known for her vocals on Disney’s Moana soundtrack and as vocalist/dancer for award-winning band Te Vaka. In 2018 she embarked on a solo career with singles including My Way and Hau La showcasing a […]
**WIN TICKETS!!! See our Facebook page for details…** Melbourne-based singer Fatai is back to perform in Australia and New Zealand this November. Fatai, who is of Tongan descent, will be performing this Friday 8 November in Auckland at The Tuning Fork as part of her #RoadLessTraveled homecoming tour. Fatai first rose to fame after being […]
The Kau To'a were in high demand during the post-match press conferences at Eden Park. Here's significant snippets from the Tongan sheds...
Health officials in Samoa have reported that its growing measles outbreak has claimed three lives - an 8-month-old baby, a 14-month-old child and a 37-year-old. Renee Kahukura Iosefa brings us the latest from Samoa.
A national campaign's been launched to save Samoa's national bird, the Manumea, from extinction. Māori artists Charles and Janine Williams, who specialise in painting large scale murals of native birds from the Pacific, are lending a helping hand to save the bird by providing a visual aid.
A public rally is being held by a group concerned about the launch of three Armed Response Teams in South Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury. As part of a six month trial, these specialist police units will operate seven days a week using armed SUV vehicles. Police commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement last week. He says an increase in firearm incidents since the Christchurch attacks is one of the main reasons for the units. But some community leaders fear violence will only increase.
A trio of Tokelau artists will take their unique view of the world to the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawaii next year. They're part of the New Zealand delegation of artists, and as Soana Aholelei reports, they're well on their way to realising their vision for the festival.
Sky Television will broadcast the Auckland show of Aotearoa’s first ever Pacific Divas National Identity Tour, featuring Pacific female artists across Aotearoa, Pacific Media Network has announced. As the official Broadcast partner, Sky Television will film the live showcase at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau on Thursday 28 November for broadcast at a later […]