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‘Before and After Summer’, Opera star Jonathan Lemalu launches his new Boosted project

With the country in Alert Level 1, many Kiwis have been enjoying the simple pleasures art provides – galleries, music gigs, local theatre productions, checking out the latest films in cinemas. However, Grammy-winning opera star Jonathan Lemalu hasn’t been to see a movie since January. “The thought of going to see a movie just makes […]

‘Connect Pasifika’ helping those with mental disabilities

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‘Could you pay for the petrol?’ – John Tamihere asks Pacific Islanders for their vote

John Tamihere is asking Pacific Island voters to help gas up the Māori Party in its race back to Parliament as it looks to resurrect itself after its defeat in 2017. The co-leader says the candidacy vote in the Māori seats will be the focus of the campaign, but Pacific Islanders on the general roll can still give their party vote to the Māori Party.

‘For My Father’s Kingdom’ to tour USA

Capturing audiences’ hearts last year in Aotearoa New Zealand, the award-winning Pacific documentary feature film ‘For My Father’s Kingdom’ will move hearts and minds once again, this time in the USA. The USA tour has been a long-time coming for Tongan filmmaker Vea Mafile’o, and Pacific Cooperation Foundation will be lending its support by enabling […]

‘Hula Fit’ blending exercise and Hula in Auckland

Cook Islands dance is well known for it’s energetic rhythms, swaying hips and shakey legs! One Cook Islander is turning her passion for her culture into a healthy obsession.

‘Ikale Tahi Build to RWC 2015

Last weekend’s Pacific Barbarians game is part of the fundraising and team build up to next year’s Rugby World Cup. Their development and build up is hampered somewhat by the lack of tough games, even tests against Tier 1 nations. They hope to have more games between now and RWC 2015

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season Playwright Pulotu Canada McCarthy has assembled an 11-strong cast for the second season of his play “Mau and the Visitor.” The show depicts one of Samoa’s darkest days in history, the killing of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III.