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Pepeha: The unique Māori way of introducing yourself

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori celebrations kick off this week, and one website is making it easier for all Kiwis to take part. A pepeha is a Māori way of introducing yourself by “sharing your connections with the people and places that are important to you”. Pepeha.nz has provided some guides on its website […]

Meet the TikTok dancing Tongan GP, Dr Vanisi Prescott

She’s grown a steady online following with her informative, inspirational and funny content. And for Tongan GP Dr Vanisi Prescott, social media plays an important role in her work as a Pasifika clinician. Learning TikTok dances was initially one of the ways she spent quality time with her eldest daughter. But soon, Prescott began to […]