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 […]
By Alice Lolohea The one enduring memory I have from my years living in Tonga is the amount of time I spent in the kitchen making tea for my Grandmother and her friends. I don’t know how Pasifika people became serial tea drinkers, but I believe the never ending process of tea-making is a shared […]
Hosted by RNZ Pacific Sports Journalist Talei Anderson and News Editor Koro Vaka’uta, Champions of the Pacific is an apt name for the new sports show gracing Aotearoa’s airwaves this week. Featuring in-depth interviews with athletes and prominent members from the Pasifika sports community, Champions of the Pacific will broadcast once a week. For Vaka’uta, […]
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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.
By Alice Lolohea Edited by Karl Chitham, Kolokesa U Māhina-Tuai and Damien Skinner, Crafting Aotearoa is perhaps one of the richest resources of New Zealand’s craft history, told through the lens of making. A mixture of indigenous practices, art pieces, artefacts and household objects, the book shares the knowledge, skill and work of artists […]
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 […]
Through the eyes of a bruised and bloodied young man, 21-year-old rapper Juwan delivers an unfliching take on life in his latest single Home, featuring R&B power vocalist Sam V. From Juwan’s incredible tribute to a family matriarch, to his eloquent and hard-hitting invocation Preach, the Māori-Samoan artist has long been a talented, soulful […]