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Meet Pacific health legend Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet Pasifika Futures Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award Winner Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann. Fuimaono is a veteran health consultant, a role model for young Pacific people, and the strongest advocate for fa'afafine in New Zealand and the world. #SunPixAwards2019 Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

Hundreds of jobs on offer for South Aucklanders at Airport Expo

Auckland Airport recently held its first ever 'job speed dating' event, attracting hundreds of local job seekers looking for employment. It was specifically aimed to connect those living in Counties Manukau with local jobs at the airport.

Meet Teacher Assistant Malia Fuimaono | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet Pasifika Futures Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award Winner Malia Fuimaono, who runs the Māngere East Primary School breakfast club to ensure no student starts the day hungry. #SunPixAwards2019 Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

Meet Youth Leader Robin Kapeteni | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Robin Kapeteni. Robin is a youth leader for MYSTORY, an empowering initiative that targets mental health. #SunPixAwards2019 Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

Meet Samoan Activist Brianna Fruean | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Brianna Fruean, Samoan activist and environmental advocate. #SunPixAwards2019 Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

Tagata Pasifika Special: Tuvaluan artists take over Invercargill

Fafine Niutao I Aotearoa is an arts collective of Tuvaluan women who are master artists of traditional Tuvaluan art forms (kolose, fafetu, weaving). Part of their mission to keep their art forms alive, they recently toured their exhibition to Invercargill, where the locals instantly fell in love with them.

Growing measles outbreak in Samoa

Health officials in Samoa have reported that its growing measles outbreak has claimed three lives - an 8-month-old baby, a 14-month-old child and a 37-year-old. Renee Kahukura Iosefa brings us the latest from Samoa.

Māori artists join campaign to save Samoa’s national bird

A national campaign's been launched to save Samoa's national bird, the Manumea, from extinction. Māori artists Charles and Janine Williams, who specialise in painting large scale murals of native birds from the Pacific, are lending a helping hand to save the bird by providing a visual aid.

New armed response teams spark concerns for community

A public rally is being held by a group concerned about the launch of three Armed Response Teams in South Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury. As part of a six month trial, these specialist police units will operate seven days a week using armed SUV vehicles. Police commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement last week. He says an increase in firearm incidents since the Christchurch attacks is one of the main reasons for the units. But some community leaders fear violence will only increase.

TP+ GBRL Lions and Oceania Cup triple header fan day

Fans braved the rain and wind for the chance to meet their heroes. The Kau To'a, Fiji Bati, Toa Samoa, Great Britain Lions, New Zealand Kiwis, and Australian Kangaroos interacted with fans at the Oceania Cup fan day in the build up to the Eden Park triple header this Saturday. Tickets available in the link below: https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=TRIPLEHE19

TP+ Tuia 250 flotilla in Auckland

Last Friday saw the arrival of six historic vessels into Auckland Harbour as part of the Tuia 250 commemorations. It was the seventh stop for the fleet of a 75-day voyage around Aotearoa.

Polynesian athletics club helping low income families

An athletics club set up to make the sport more accessible for low income families has been making a big impact on the Auckland scene since it's inception in 2018. Named the Western Elite Throwing Academy, the club is made up entirely of Māori and Pacific athletes.