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Meet the Vaka siblings sharing the runway in London Pacific Fashion Week 2021

By London Pacific Fashion Week Meet Miss Seta Vaka and her 23-year-old brother Mr Selwyn Vaka both of Tongan descent who call New Zealand home. Both model siblings will be opening the Graduate Student Collection modelling for designers from Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to name a few. They will also be modelling for the LPFW Teaser show hosted at […]

The pianist sharing joy with rest home residents

Lockdown was an incredibly lonely and difficult time for many elderly, especially those who weren't able to have family or friends visit them. It was during lockdown that musician Shaqaila Uelese had a brainwave to help others.

Porirua’s Cook Islands hall in dire need of repair

In 1995 Te Akapuanga Kuki Airani opened in Porirua, and for over 25 years the community hall has been a place of belonging for Cook Islanders in the Wellington region.But now the hall is in dire need of repairs following a storm late last year. Johnson Raela with this story.

Tokelauan logger hopes to lure more Pasifika into forestry

Taupo local Founuku Iona is carrying on the legacy of his Tokelauan predecessors who migrated to the Waikato during the 1960s and worked in forestry. Now he's hoping other Pacific people will follow suit.

TP+ Election 2020: Euthanasia referendum

Join host Alistar Kata and our panel of guests every week as they discuss the upcoming election from the Pasifika perspective. This week we continue to talanoa about the referendums. Guests Soana Muimuiheata and Hannah Wynne discuss the for and against arguments of the End of Life Choice referendum for the Pacific community, and the impacts an assisted dying health system could have on Pasifika.

Luti Tui’tupou Tribute

Paying tribute to the family of Mama Luti Tui’tupou family who sadly passed this week due to her battle with cancer. The Tui’tupou’s were part of the Unite against COVID-19 Family Time segment. They opened their home to the nation and enabled our Tongan language to be heard and our Pacific stories to be seen and shared nationwide.In the wake of Mama Luti’s passing, today marks the birthday of her sweetheart Papa Viliami Tui’tupou.We acknowledge Luti's generous contribution to these stories. This is how we remember Mama Luti, always smiling, always dancing and always serving in her family and community.

Cook Islands language teachers launch plan to boost te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani

Cook Islands Language Week 2020 was launched in Ōtara, Auckland over the weekend. The theme is Kia pūāvai tō tātou Reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani i Aotearoa, which means “That the Cook Islands Māori language may blossom throughout New Zealand”. MPs, community leaders and language teachers came together to celebrate Cook Islands culture and launch the Cook Islands Language Commission NZ.

South Auckland students combat school fighting through youth programme

Students from Alfriston College, James Cook and Manurewa High School are taking part in the NZ Police Blue Light JAM programme, hoping to stop inter-school fighting and bring unity within South Auckland schools.

South Auckland soup kitchen unites community

LIFE Soup Kitchen was set up five years ago in Ōtara to help families struggling to get by. John Pulu met the team who are providing free nutritious meals and helping to empower their community during these unprecedented times.