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Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021: Vaka Puaikura – Ura Pa’u performance

Cook Islands dance group Vaka Puaikura perform their Ura Pa'u at Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021.Watch the Tagata Pasifika Te Maeva Nui 2021 Special this Saturday, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

Uelese Vavae: The artist behind South Auckland’s iconic murals

Uelese Vavae is an Auckland mural artist who aspires to bring hope to his community.

Polynesian classical music fills the Beehive in Wellington

Virtuoso Strings team up with Jonathan Lemalu to perform at Parliament for the first time.

Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 5

After a three month long journey, the Aitutaki Enua group has finally reached the week of the Te Maeva Nui NZ competition. But are they ready to take the stage?Araura Enua is a new TP+ web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021.SPECIAL THANKS Aitutaki Enua Te Maeva Nui NZ group Uria George-Temanu Paris Kiria Chyhien Ioane Benjamin Raapa-Abela Clara Ioane Jordan MakeaPRESENTER Johnson Raela DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea CAMERA OPERATOR Ann-Tauilo Motuga / Alice Lolohea POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki EDITOR Alice Lolohea PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai'a Sarah Richards

Te Maeva Nui theme inspired by the times

The Cook Islands community is about to celebrate its second Te Meava Nui cultural festival in Auckland next weekend. As John Utanga reports, the theme behind this year’s event is a sign of the times.

Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 4

It’s the strength of family that has seen Cook Islands dance group Aitutaki Enua through the highs and lows of their preparation for Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021.This week broadcaster Johnson Raela takes a deeper look at some of the anau behind the group and the cultural connections that enrich them.#ArauraEnua is a new web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 – the biggest Cook Islands cultural festival in New Zealand.New episodes every Thursday 7pm on tpplus.co.nzSPECIAL THANKS Aitutaki Enua Te Maeva Nui NZ group Taioropua Tarapi Patrice Temanu Uria George-Temanu Clara Ioane Chyhien IoanePRESENTER Johnson Raela DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea CAMERA OPERATOR Ann-Tauilo Motuga / Alice Lolohea POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki EDITOR Alice Lolohea PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai’a Sarah Richards

Pacific Music Awards 2021: Voting opens for SunPix People’s Choice

Voting has now opened for the SunPix People’s Choice – Best Pacific Artist Award at the Pacific Music Awards 2021. All 2021 finalists are eligible for the award, and the winner is solely determined by public vote. The public can check out the finalist profiles and vote here until 11.59pm on Monday 19 August. Click […]