Meet Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Brianna Fruean, Samoan activist and environmental advocate. #SunPixAwards2019Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.
It's been a busy week for land rights campaigners both in Aotearoa and overseas. Pacific Islanders have got behind our Māori community at Ihumātao and Native Hawaiian community at Mauna Kea.
Check out this awesome video from Auckland policemen Constable Atai Ayling, who grew up in Aitutaki, and Sergeant Craig Cartwright - made for their love of the Cook Islands Māori language!Thanks to Sergeant Craig of The Jam Unit for the share. Let us know how you're celebrating #CookIslandsLanguageWeek!
Pacific hospitality students from a number of Auckland schools got a chance to test their cooking skills in a commercial kitchen recently. They were brought together by professional chef Aaron D'souza, who has 16 years experience in the industry. Alongside his own students from De La Salle College and in collaboration with Ignite Colleges, the students cooked for guest diners to raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation.
It was a packed house at Mangere Arts Centre as people flocked to support the 'For Samoa' benefit concert. An emotional day for all involved, the teams in Auckland and Melbourne managed to raise upwards of $29,000.
Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Brianna Fruean's speech. Brianna is a Samoan activist and environmental advocate.“I dedicate this to all the young people that don’t see yourselves as leaders, but see yourselves as servers. Because for me, service is the true way to leadership. Fa’afetai tele lava, this is for all of you.”#SunPixAwards2019
Outspoken Tongan pageant queen Kalo Funganitao says she had no choice but to speak out over the weekend after an unsuccessful year trying to address issues offline. Now she's calling for a complete revamp of Tonga's iconic Miss Heilala beauty pageant.
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
Meet Ministry For Pacific Peoples Community Leadership Award Winner Chris Te'o. Chris is the founder of USO Bike Ride, an organisation that uses cycling to raise cancer awareness in the Māori and Pacific communities, and set up the Bikes in Schools Programme for children in Porirua.#SunPixAwards2019