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Music producer, rapper and singer-songwriter KINGS is up for five nominations at the 2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards… Soana K-Aholelei caught up with the multifaceted Samoan/Māori artist to chat about his music, life and family.

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Pacific News 17 June 2017

Here is this week’s round-up of Pacific News brought to you by Marama T-Pole

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Hutt Valley Polyfest

Wellington’s Hutt Valley got a front row experience of Polynesian culture at this year’s Hutt valley Fest. Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick with this story…

TP + Samoan Artist RAZÉ

Up-and-coming RnB artist RAZÉ chats about her latest single ‘Round N Round’ and shares insights about her family and musical inspirations.

TP Extended Talanoa Election 17 16 September 2017

Final pre Election 2017 Talanoa with Marama T-Pole, and commentators Melanie Tuala, Jody Jackson-Becerra and Richard Pamatatau. The NZ General Election from a Pacific Perspective – Full version

TP+ Lindah Lepou Matairangi Mahi Toi Pasifika Artist in Residence

Artist Lindah Lepou’s is the Matairangi Mahi Toi Artist Resident for 2017. She spent time at Government house working on her latest project which was unveiled last Friday, as well as showcasing some of her previous work to a packed audience at Government House.

TAGATA PASIFIKA – Pacific News 11 Nov 2017

WATCH this week’s round-up of #PacificNews brought to you by Susana Guttenbeil


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TP+ Ika Bowl Launch

New eatery, Ika Bowl, opened to the public last week in Auckland's city centre. Hoping to bring to put a modern spin on a classic Pacific dish, Ika Bowl makes customized raw fish dishes, and customers get to choose their own salads, sauces and toppings.