After their meteoric rise to stardom in the Trans-Tasman hip hop game, Hampton Park's finest have graced New Zealand's shores with their first ever international tour.Singles like Bad and Bouj, Engineers and BluePrint have seen these boys play sold-out venues across the country. Nayte Mataia-Davidson chats with HP Boyz in studio.
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Poet Grace Iwashita-Taylor / Mama G extends her love letter to South Auckland - part of the Mana Pasifika Project aimed at helping our Pasifika communities deal with the mental impact of Covid-19."As children of the Moana, wellness is collective"Poem by Grace Iwashita-Taylor Sound by Brandon Haru Visual by Canaan EneThanks to Mapu Maia and Vaka Tautua Funded by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA)
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.
John Pulu chats to the ASB Polyfest Director Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu about the excitement of putting on Polyfest after two years of cancellations.
Disciple Pati sings 'The Boy Who Cried Woman' live at the Pacific Music Awards 2020. A first-time nominee, Disciple Pati won this year's NZ On Air Best Pacific Music Video. #PMA2020
It's Pasifika Festival in Auckland, and the main festival venue this year has been moved to Mt Smart Stadium, where reporter Johnson Raela joined us live.
To celebrate the end of her tenure as New Zealand's Poet Laureate for 2017-2019, Selina Tusitala Marsh performed her poem 'Tokotoko's 2 Year Tale' inside our Sunpix Studios. This year Marsh was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to poetry, literature and the Pasifika community in the 2019 New Years Honours.
The return of the largest secondary school Polynesian festival in the world, Polyfest, is just days away. We spoke to the Taupou, Fuataimi and Fa’aluma of Manurewa High School’s Samoan group to give us an insight of the significance of their role in the overall performance.
Known for her gold-coin-entry backyard shows, Sieni Leo'o Olo aka Bubbah from SIS was preparing to launch 'My Ode to South Auckland' tonight at Basement Theatre. But with the recent Alert Level 3 announcement, the show has been postponed to later this year. Instead, Sieni will host an online show exclusively on her Instagram tonight at 8:30pm. https://www.instagram.com/king.ulavale/