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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.

Bilingual children’s books launch in time for Kiribati Language Week 2021

Keeping the language alive for I-Kiribati children in New Zealand has been at the forefront of Kinaua Ewels’ mind. The author has written three bilingual children’s books in time for Kiribati Language Week celebrations.

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.

Dahlia Malaeulu connecting tamaiti to their Samoan culture through Pasifika books

Dahlia Malaeulu of Mila's Books is on a mission to help connect tamaiti to their gagana Samoa.

Tagata Pasifika: The Hawaiians (1991 documentary)

The Hawaiians is an illuminating look into the '90s cultural and political renaissance in Hawaii.

Coming up: The Polynesian Panthers 50th Anniversary Special

This Saturday 19 June, Tagata Pasifika presents a special show paying tribute to the Polynesian Panthers.

‘This is bigger than history’: Pacific scholars review the New Zealand history draft curriculum

New Zealand is one of the few developed countries where teaching our own history in schools is not compulsory. But all that's set to change next year when a new New Zealand history curriculum will be introduced to all schools and kura.But will it cover material to empower our Pasifika youth, and will teachers get up to speed in time? Simone Kaho spoke to three Pacific scholars from Auckland University for this story.

Bilingual book shares stories from young Samoan migrants in Aotearoa

By Ann-Tauilo Motuga Aotearoa has a long history of Pasifika migration. Like many immigrants, Pasifika families endured challenges with settling into a new country, learning a new language and being in a new social and economic environment. We have heard stories of our ancestors dealing with hardships in their time, but what about the stories […]

Mātauranga platform making waves online

The man who is now famous for the America's Cup and global sports graphics, Sir Ian Taylor, has been busy creating an online platform depicting the story of Polynesian voyagers who crossed the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa. John Pulu reports.