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Fijian guitarist Daniel Rae Costello to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Pacific Music Awards Trust have announced the Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020. The award will be posthumously presented to Daniel Rae Costello, the Fijian guitarist who captured the hearts of listeners globally. Daniel’s legacy will be honoured with the award at the 2020 Pacific Music Awards on Wednesday 30 September. […]

The International Tattoo Expo in Hamilton 2014

Sandra Kailahi is at the International Tattoo Expo in Hamilton with some of the country’s top Pacific Artist showcasing their Polynesian styles.

Jawsh 685 and Lomez Brown among Pacific artists nominated for Aotearoa Music Awards

Many Pacific Music Award (PMA) nominees and winners made the list of finalists for this year’s Aotearoa Music Awards (AMA). Formerly known as the New Zealand Music Awards, this year’s celebration honours 38 finalists across 16 categories. Nominated for Best Roots Artist Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa, Lomez Brown shared the news of his nomination with […]

Tagata Pasifika: Conservative Party 2014

Conservative Party courts Pasifika vote with two Pacific Island candidates in South Auckland…

Creative New Zealand announces Pasifika Arts awards recipients

Traditional hiapo making, Pasifika artistic champions, an opera singer and interdisciplinary artists who’ve exhibited and performed around Aotearoa and the world – Creative New Zealand has named a diverse group of talented individuals as the recipients for the 2020 Arts Pasifika Awards. Announcing the recipients via an online video, each award winner was given the […]

Pacific Musicians Celebrate International Jazz Day

A mix of local artists that got together to celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day with live performances under the banner of Le VA 2014, the space between.

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Patrick Mailata Ready to Rumble at the Commonwealth Games

Patrick Mailata is 19-years old and already he’s being described as New Zealand’s next best chance at a Heavyweight title shot. The Samoan-born New Zealander will represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games next month, and we sent our reporter Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick inside the ring to catch up with Patrick.

Pacific Education Winner Lynn Pavihi’s Speech | SunPix Awards 2020

Watch the Ministry of Education Pacific Education Award Winner Lynn Lolokini Ikimotu Pavihi's speech. Lynn is a Niue children’s book author, Vagahau Niue tutor, PMN Niue radio announcer and Senior Leader – Associate Principal at Favona Primary School.#SunPixAwards2020