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Tomorrow People collaborate with Pasifika artists for new EP

Their single Fever has spent six weeks on the Hot 20 NZ Singles list, burning up radio request lines and Bluetooth speakers, and is a famous pick for the online #IslandJamChallenge. Now, Tomorrow People have modified their single to create their new EP, Fever – Island Remixes. Tomorrow People are no stranger to reworking their […]

MUSIC WRAP: The latest singles from our Pasifika artists

As New Zealand’s lockdown continues, some of us may still be looking for different ways to entertain ourselves. So, what better time than now to check out these releases from our talented Pasifika artists?  Here’s seven songs you should add to your ‘Lockdown Playlist’:   JORDAN GAVET – Do Better Her hit single ‘Hesitation’ spent […]

TP+ Canterbury Polyfest 2020

High school students from the South Island gathered over the weekend to celebrate Pasifika culture through song and dance. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai was at the Caterbury Polyfest festival in Christchurch.

Singer/songwriter TREE releases brand new single, ‘In My Life’

Singer/songwriter Tree has released her brand new single ‘In My Life’, a soulfully sung acoustic tune which acknowledges the struggles and the wins she has encountered. Filmed inside the community hall her Grandfather helped build, and the same hall where her parents continue to serve as church ministers, Tree gives her fans the most personal […]

South Auckland artists revive Tongan classic Si’oto Loto

Many of our current Pasifika artists have become skilled at sampling or reviving island classics through the channel of popular music — The Servants, Three Houses Down and Machete District to name a few. Music producer FEJOINT joins this tradition with his take on Si’oto Loto, a remake of a Tongan Fasi Hanu (love song) […]

First Niuean designer to showcase at London Pacific Fashion Week

From June onwards every major fashion capital will be gearing up for another round of international fashion weeks. Milan, New York, Paris – designers from around the world will descend upon these cities showcasing their designer wares on the catwalk. Here in New Zealand, Niuean designer Seraphina Lakatani Wood is preparing herself for the opportunity […]

Behind the scenes of Te Papa’s treasured Pacific Collection

Housed behind closed doors at Te Papa Museum is the largest collection of Pacific artifacts in the world. Johnson Raela got the chance to go behind the scenes with Grace Hutton, Te Papa's Pacific Collection Manager.

TP+: Beau Louis Takapu – the fashion label

Since his Project Runway debut, Beau Louis Takapu has been dressing celebrities and royalty alike. Now, the Tongan designer has officially launched his own fashion line.

New music: Smile – MAL

New Zealand based music artist MAL proudly presents ‘Smile’, the acoustic soul single off his self-titled album  –   “MAL #musicandlife” ‘Smile’ illustrates the love of music and the love of people. It speaks about happiness and love between people.  The single features one of MAL’s finest vocal and acoustic guitar performances ever captured. A well structured […]