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.
Jacinda Ardern is the first Kiwi Prime Minister to visit the New Zealand territory of Tokelau in 14 years.
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.
Congratulations Judge Faumui Penelope (Lope) Ginnen, New Zealand's third female Pasifika judge!
The Papatoetoe Ravens is a Manukau-based junior rugby team who have been invited to tour England, Wales and France next year in what will be a NZ junior rugby first in collaboration with Global Games NZ & Global Games France.Between rugby matches, the Ravens will also get to experience a cultural exchange with a French school, visit Twickenham Stadium and a day trip to war memorial sites in Lille.You can donate to the Papatoetoe Ravens U12R French Rugby Tour here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/papatoetoe-ravens-u12r-2020-french-rugby-tour
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!
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.