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TP+ Sammy Salsa: Fashion Stylist

From Pacific Beat Street host to one of NZ’s top stylists – NZ Fashion Week ambassador Sammy Salsa has established himself as the go-to stylist for many Kiwi celebrities and high-end clothing houses. He’s been busy styling some of the major runways for this year’s fashion festivities, but the journey to the top hasn’t been […]

TP+ Grace Taylor’s My Own Darling a ‘love hate letter to Auckland’

Award-winning poet Grace Taylor is bringing back her powerful theatre production ‘My Own Darling’ this week from 10-12 July at Auckland’s Basement Theatre. The show reunites the creative trio of Grace Taylor, Fasitua Amosa and Gabby Solomona to reveal a side of Auckland that is often overlooked.

TP+ The untold story of Jazz in Samoa

A new Samoan documentary is telling the story of jazz in Samoa. We chatted to filmmaker Galumalemana Steven Percival at the preview in Auckland this week.

Watch the trailer for upcoming Kiwi film HERBS: Songs of Freedom

The trailer for local film HERBS: Songs of Freedom has been released today casting a loving and admiring eye on iconic Kiwi band Herbs. The film will receive its world premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival at The Civic in Auckland on August 3rd ahead of a nationwide general release on August 15th. Directed by Tearepa Kahi (Poi E: […]

Niuean-Māori artist using art to explore contemporary Pacific culture

Pacific artists returned to Niue this April for the island's popular annual Art's Festival. Among this year's special guests was Gisborne-based artist Lina Marsh who is using traditional and modern arts and craft to explore contemporary Pacific culture including harmful aspects she says have been introduced and naturalised.

Poetik drops new music video TONIGHT ft. Swiss

Poetik has released a new music video ‘TONIGHT’ featuring Swiss. The video has some well-known Pacific creatives attached – directed by Oscar Kightley, produced by SWIDT’s Smokey Got Beatz and featuring Hibiscus & Ruthless star Suivai Autagavaia. Check it out below!

PMA19: Tomorrow People win Best Pacific Album

Tomorrow People win their fourth award of the night for Best Pacific Album at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards. #PMA19

PMA19: Kings Best Pacific Male Artist Speech

Kings wins Best Pacific Male Artist at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards #PMA19

PMA19: Razé Best Pacific Female Artist Speech

Razé wins Best Pacific Female Artist at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards #PMA19

PMA19: Kings wins Best Song

King's speech for APRA Best Song at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards. #PMA19

PMA19: Tomorrow People win People’s Choice Award

Tomorrow People take out the People's Choice Award at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards! #PMA19

PMA19: Tomorrow People win Best Pacific Group

Tomorrow People win PMN Best Pacific Group at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards. #PMA19