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TP+ Talanoa with Melbourne rap group HP BOYZ

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.

Our Voice – Wellness is Community

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)

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.

Selina Tusitala Marsh performs ‘Tokotoko’s 2 Year Tale’

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.

SOL3 MIO’s Moses Mackay sings Tarakihi + O Sole Mio

Moses Mackay sings Māori folk song Tarakihi and Neapolitan song O Sole Mio at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2019. #SunPixAwards2019

TP+ Sol3 Mio takeover Flava Breakfast show till end of 2020

Celebrating a return to their old school Hip Hop and R&B roots, Flava invited a variety of Kiwi celebs to host their weekday breakfast show. After a successful two week hosting stint, the station announced operatic trio Sol3 Mio will helm the Flava Breakfast show till the end of the year. We caught up with them in studio.

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.

Meet ‘Savage’ actor Haanz Fa’avae-Jackson

Kiwi film Savage follows two unlikely friends and their journey from childhood into a life of gangs. Soana Aholelei caught up with Niue actor Haanz Faavae-Jackson to hear about his role as gang leader Moses.

Lou’ana – Reign (live lounge session)

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