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Samoan Peter Siulai named the Royal New Zealand Navy Sailor of the Year

An Australian-born Samoan with a head for the complex world of logistics and a heart for his family has been named the Royal New Zealand Navy Sailor of the Year. Leading Logistics Supply Specialist (LLSS) Peter Siulai, 27, from New Lynn in Auckland, is a sailor of professionalism, skill, enthusiasm, dedication and resilience – the […]

Watch the latest Covid-19 update in nine Pacific languages

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has put together Covid-19 Pacific language video updates available in Cook Islands Maori , Fijian, Kiribati, Niuean, Rotuman, Samoan, Tongan, Tokelau and Tuvalu. The Government has put in place Alert Level changes to contain the latest community outbreak of Covid-19. Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest […]

Preparing for Polyfest: One Week Out

As we approach the final weeks of preparation, our reporter Ann-Tauilo follows Manurewa High School’s Samoan Polyfest Group to capture the raw emotions and struggles of what it takes to formulate a performance during these unprecedented times.

Charity fashion show empowers Pasifika women in Auckland

 Nora Swann’s Dressed In Confidence (DIC) programme has returned for 2021 to help empower Pasifika women to feel confident in themselves. The creative entrepreneur recently held a charity fashion show in Auckland to help raise additional funds for DIC, which has proven increasingly popular across the region. This year she hopes to run DIC […]

Sevens stars Theresa Fitzpatrick and Caleb Clarke share hopes for Tokyo Olympics

Theresa Fitzpatrick is confirmed for the games, while Caleb Clarke will be a travelling reserve. Hanalei Foliaki caught up with the athletes on the eve of their Olympic dream.

Human rights advocates respond to Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments

It’s been a busy week for human rights advocates in both Australia and New Zealand following controversial statements by high profile celebrities in the media.

Vava’u Tourism

Tourists flock from all over the world to visit Vava’u aka. the jewel of the Kingdom of Tonga. And although Vava’u has a lot to offer visitors – the Tongan tourism minister says a lot more work needs to be done. Soana K-Aholelei reports…

SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2017 – Phylesha Brown-Acton speech

Pasifika Futures Community Leadership Award Winner Phylesha Brown-Acton acceptance speech.

David Cordtz Street Calisthenics Trainer

Motivational Speaker, Personal Trainer and father of four – Samoan David Cordtz is inspiring Pacific communities to lead healthier lifestyles with the latest work-out craze. Anauli Karima Fai’ai has more…