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Vince Harder and wife Abby Lee release debut duo single ‘Closer’

 Watch the music video for Closer by Kiwi Samoan producer and songwriter Vince Harder and singer songwriter Abby Lee. One thing 2020 has done is slow us down and for better or worse, brought us closer. Many creatives have harnessed this time of uncertainty and lockdowns to create and collaborate in new ways. Vince […]

Creators of ‘Take Home Pay’ release new trailer for Christmas movie

 The Vaiaoga-Ioasa siblings are at it again. Director/Writer Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa and his Producer sister Abba-Rose have released a new trailer for their latest film Mama’s Music Box just in time for the Christmas break. Filmed as part of the #Feature30Challenge, the filmmakers had only 30 days to create their film from scratch. “The idea for […]

New Pacific virtual museum making Pacific cultural heritage items accessible

 A super team of academics, historians, collection technicians and curators have united to create the first Pacific Virtual Museum. Digital Pasifik houses a collection of Pacific heritage and cultural items from different galleries, museums and universities in New Zealand and Australia. Each item has been digitised and uploaded onto the site for people to […]

It Ain’t Easy (Restless Road Cover) – Samoan Cowboy

Māngere College's very own Samoan Cowboy, Reupena Kilipati, covers It Ain't Easy by Restless Road.

Lou’ana – Reign (live lounge session)

Kiwi jazz/soul singer Lou'ana and her band perform Reign from her debut album Moonlight Madness.

‘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 […]

Jawsh685, Church & AP and more Pacific artists win big at Aotearoa Music Awards

Many of our Pacific artists walked away with coveted Tui’s at the Aotearoa Music Awards which took place at Spark Arena last night. Siren beats producer Jawsh 685 took home the Spotify Breakthrough Artist of the Year and was the second recipient of the International Achievement Award. The 18-year-old was “glad having everyone’s support” and […]

Pacific opera singers in London rally together to raise much needed funds

England began its second national lockdown last Thursday. It was a necessary measure to tackle the virus and save lives, but also a further devastating blow for the community. Kiwi opera singers Filipe Manu, Benson Wilson, Madison Nonoa, Isabella Moore and Marlena Devoe are among those feeling the emotional and financial impact in a year […]

Annie Crummer sings at the SunPix Awards 2020

New Zealand/Cook Islands living legend Annie Crummer performs at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards.#SunPixAwards2020