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Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 5

After a three month long journey, the Aitutaki Enua group has finally reached the week of the Te Maeva Nui NZ competition. But are they ready to take the stage?Araura Enua is a new TP+ web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021.SPECIAL THANKS Aitutaki Enua Te Maeva Nui NZ group Uria George-Temanu Paris Kiria Chyhien Ioane Benjamin Raapa-Abela Clara Ioane Jordan MakeaPRESENTER Johnson Raela DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea CAMERA OPERATOR Ann-Tauilo Motuga / Alice Lolohea POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki EDITOR Alice Lolohea PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai'a Sarah Richards

Viral video prompts calls to end referee abuse: “Enough’s enough”

A video posted to social media which shows a young referee in tears has prompted calls to stop referee abuse.

In the Crowd: Samoa, Tonga and Fiji rugby fans

It was a sellout rugby crowd at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton over the weekend. Samoa qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga 37-15 in their second match, while the All Blacks delivered a 60-13 victory against Fiji.Our reporter Hanalei Foliaki got in amongst the fans.

David Liti aims high at the Tokyo Olympics

Kiwi Tongan weightlifter David Liti is ready for his first Olympic games.

New Pasifika health service in Christchurch sets out to ‘truly help families’

Health professionals in Canterbury are rallying to change poor health outcomes for Pasifika people by creating a health care service that's warmer, friendlier, costs less and meets the real needs of Pacific people.That's the idea behind the Etu Pasifika clinic which opened in Christchurch earlier this year.

New wellbeing programme in schools helping Pasifika parents and teachers

Pacific mental wellbeing programme Le Toloa is helping Pasifika cope with the stresses of everyday life.

Te Maeva Nui theme inspired by the times

The Cook Islands community is about to celebrate its second Te Meava Nui cultural festival in Auckland next weekend. As John Utanga reports, the theme behind this year’s event is a sign of the times.

Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 4

It’s the strength of family that has seen Cook Islands dance group Aitutaki Enua through the highs and lows of their preparation for Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021.This week broadcaster Johnson Raela takes a deeper look at some of the anau behind the group and the cultural connections that enrich them.#ArauraEnua is a new web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 – the biggest Cook Islands cultural festival in New Zealand.New episodes every Thursday 7pm on tpplus.co.nzSPECIAL THANKS Aitutaki Enua Te Maeva Nui NZ group Taioropua Tarapi Patrice Temanu Uria George-Temanu Clara Ioane Chyhien IoanePRESENTER Johnson Raela DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea CAMERA OPERATOR Ann-Tauilo Motuga / Alice Lolohea POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki EDITOR Alice Lolohea PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai’a Sarah Richards

Get to know: The Solomon Islands

In honour of last week's Solomon Islands Language Week, our reporter Ann-Tauilo Motuga sat down with SIAWA Youth Representative Doreen S Kwaoga and her friend Wendy Andrews Mamata who shared their knowledge about their culture.