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Pacific people react to the NZ Government’s Dawn Raids apology

The New Zealand Government has formally apologised to Pacific communities for the Dawn Raids of the 1970s. Pacific people from across Aotearoa gathered in and outside the Auckland Town Hall to hear the apology. We spoke to some to hear their thoughts.

South Auckland food hub produces delicious kai through relationships and sustainability

The Papatoetoe Food Hub is leading the way in addressing food insecurity and pushing zero waste.

Tu Rangatira Awards kick off celebration of Cook Islands language and culture

Part of Te Maeva Nui, the Tu Rangatira Awards celebrated Cook Islander achievements.

Uelese Vavae: The artist behind South Auckland’s iconic murals

Uelese Vavae is an Auckland mural artist who aspires to bring hope to his community.

Samoan survivor sheds light on abuse in psychiatric care

By Sela Jane Hopgood, RNZ Pacific  A Samoan survivor has come forward to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry to share her experience of the abuse she suffered in psychiatric care and to highlight areas of concern. In August 1992, Rachael Umaga from Wellington left a violent relationship and sought a protection order against […]

Heartbreak for Wellington family who want their dad home for Xmas

Sucker punch, coward’s punch or king hit is a vicious attack made without warning or while the victim is distracted, giving them no time to defend themselves. This type of assault has led to lifelong effects of brain injury and even death. John Pulu spoke to a Niuean man who is a victim of this kind of attack. His family are sharing their experience to raise awareness about this crime.

Polynesian classical music fills the Beehive in Wellington

Virtuoso Strings team up with Jonathan Lemalu to perform at Parliament for the first time.

High school honour inspires former All Black to make lifestyle changes

Kelston Boys' High honour old boy and rugby legend Va’aiga Tuigamala.