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Alec Moala named as victim of fatal Ōtāhuhu shooting

The man who died following a shooting in Ōtāhuhu over the weekend has been named by NZ Police as 31-year-old Alec Moala of Papatoetoe. Acting Detective Inspector Warrick Adkin of Counties Manukau CIB said Police were called to the scene on Beatty Street at about 2.15am. A post-mortem was completed yesterday and Police are continuing […]

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Something special from the Friendly Island of Tonga

The Friendly Tongan locals doing what they love best during the week leading up to the Coronation of King Tupou VI, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu.

Tevita Faka’osi is fighting violence and helping others in Flaxmere

Tevita Faka'osi founded Kainga Pasifika Services Trust in Flaxmere to help prevent violence in the home. The Tongan leader has created a safe place that is empowering the Pasifika community while helping new migrants settle in the Hawke's Bay area.

Malaeola 20th Anniversary

The Malaeola center in Mangere, South Auckland is well known for hosting weddings, birthdays and many more community functions. This month marks 20 years since the hall was built and John Pulu has more from the celebrations.

Sevens stars Theresa Fitzpatrick and Caleb Clarke share hopes for Tokyo Olympics

Theresa Fitzpatrick is confirmed for the games, while Caleb Clarke will be a travelling reserve. Hanalei Foliaki caught up with the athletes on the eve of their Olympic dream.

Talanoa – Options for School leavers

This week, we Talanoa on the options that students have when they leave highschool, and we also look at the trials they go through in their transition into higher learning – with Walter Fraser, Head of Pacific Advancement at AUT.

New Pasifika health service in Christchurch sets out to ‘truly help families’

Health professionals in Canterbury are rallying to change poor health outcomes for Pasifika people by creating a health care service that's warmer, friendlier, costs less and meets the real needs of Pacific people.That's the idea behind the Etu Pasifika clinic which opened in Christchurch earlier this year.

Answers to Pacific Island Severe Eczema

Pacific children are more likely to suffer severe eczema – find out how Dr Joe Williams is helping children with this most debilitating of diseases.