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Pacific Students Spread Their Wings

Ever wanted to fly? your not alone Pacific students are choosing to spread their wings in the aviation industry

John Pulu live from Kilbirnie Wellington celebrating Tokelauean Language Week 2014

John Pulu live from Kilbirnie Wellington celebrating Tokelauean Language Week 2014

Six Polynesian Vaka sail into Auckland

Six Polynesian Vaka sailed into Auckland to highlight Malama Hou – a four year worldwide voyage to promote the message of caring for our earth. Sandra Kailahi has more.

Pacific Artist artwork display on Waiheke Island.

Sculpture on the gulf is considered to be Aotearoa’s premier contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition and it’s located on Waiheke Island. It started back in 2003 and this year a couple of well known Pacific Artists are on display as Tagaloatele Osone Okesene reports


At Pasifika in Manukau, John Pulu at the Cook Islands Village talks to attendees about what they think of Pasifika’s move South. Rico from Rarotonga preparing Cook Islands delicacies – and tries Uto ..

Anzac Special – New Zealand’s First Act of War

In the lead up to the First World War, Britain asked her colony New Zealand to capture German controlled Samoa, in a bid for control of the Pacific. This was New Zealand’s first Act of War and led to the entangling of the two nations – Entangled Islands.

Coco Solid – VPMA Nominee Fighting Discrimination In NZ

She’s no ordinary Pacific Musician. Karima Fai’ai caught up with Wellington based music artist Coco Solid – first time nominee at this year’s Pacific Music Awards.

No License, No Job

Young people looking for work in NZ are finding it hard to secure a job, especially if they don’t have their drivers licence. John Pulu has more.

Talanoa – Pacific Youth in Gangs

This week we #Talanoa with Dr Moses Faleolo, whose thesis looks at the history of Samoans in youth gangs here in NZ, and we talk about the escalating violence amongst our young people.