From ancient script to celebratory decor - calligraphy has been revived through graphic design to become a popular form of decoration at Pacific events. Registered Nurse and Calligraphy Artist, Loi Fuimaono, operates Lettering by Loi, one of the few Pacific businesses rising through social media to meet the demand.
From Pacific Beat Street host to one of NZ's top stylists - NZ Fashion Week ambassador Sammy Salsa has established himself as the go-to stylist for many Kiwi celebrities and high-end clothing houses. He's been busy styling some of the major runways for this year's fashion festivities, but the journey to the top hasn't been easy for this Samoan creative who hopes to see more diversity in NZ's fashion industry.
RNZ's Indira Stewart and PMN's Petrina Hall host the Pasifika Issues debate. Debate candidates are Aupito William Sio (Labour), Agnes Loheni (National), Luella Linaker (Independent) and Lourdes Vano (Green Party).
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.
After their meteoric rise to stardom in the Trans-Tasman hip hop game, Hampton Park's finest have graced New Zealand's shores with their first ever international tour.Singles like Bad and Bouj, Engineers and BluePrint have seen these boys play sold-out venues across the country. Nayte Mataia-Davidson chats with HP Boyz in studio.
A look behind the scenes of Soul Sessions Season One.Watch Season One here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfM4as0Z8aA&list=PLMGLlemI3UN_aDVdN-q0O5gsBkKmw6sDv
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa reflects on the turbulent months leading up to her installment as Prime Minister of Samoa.
"As far as I'm concerned, I'm a patriot of the Hawaiian nation. The Hawaiian nation burns in our hearts."
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