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‘Hula Fit’ blending exercise and Hula in Auckland

Cook Islands dance is well known for it’s energetic rhythms, swaying hips and shakey legs! One Cook Islander is turning her passion for her culture into a healthy obsession.

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season Playwright Pulotu Canada McCarthy has assembled an 11-strong cast for the second season of his play “Mau and the Visitor.” The show depicts one of Samoa’s darkest days in history, the killing of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III.

“Bula” trademarked in the U.S

Outrage from the Fiji Community after an American businessman trademarks the work "Bula".

“Elevated” supporting the Pasifika Communmity

“Elevated” was a Family Park Jam hosted by King Kapisi and supported by Pasifika NGO Le Va with the aim of putting the unity back into community and an underlying theme around suicide prevention.

#LIVE Ōtara community perform Samoan Siva Tau and mighty Haka for Christchurch

Ōtara community performing the Samoan Siva Tau and mighty Haka for the people of Christchurch

#TBT The 1999 Pacific Vision

The Pacific Aotearoa Summit was held this month, capturing a collective new vision for Pacific peoples in Aotearoa. Here's a #throwback two decades ago to the last event of this kind - the Pacific Vision Conference of 1999.Story on this year's summit this Saturday. Tagata Pasifika, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

$20mil to ‘ensure survival of Pacific Languages’ – Budget 2019

Pacific Education Centre (PEC) is welcoming $20mil over four years announced in  this year’s Budget for the retention of Pacific languages in New Zealand. PEC is the only NZQA Private Training Establishment in New Zealand who deliver free Pacific language courses in Auckland. Director Tuiloma Gayle Lafaiali’i says “With over 62% of Pasifika peoples now […]

13 Reasons Why: reasons to check in on our kids – Le Va

Media Release Le Va, a Pacific not-for-profit organisation whose work spans mental health, suicide prevention, addictions, violence prevention and cultural competency, is urging caregivers to check in on their young people and to equip themselves with the skills to spot warning signs of mental distress. Today Netflix will release 13 Reasons Why – a controversial […]