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Team Dynamite return to the fold with new single, ‘Who?’

Having enjoyed a short hiatus from their collective banner, Team Dynamite made their return to the NZ Music scene with their latest single ‘Who?’ Teaming up with prolific Niuean lyricist Diggy Dupé, this combative yet insightful single leaves you in anticipation for the rest of their upcoming LP, #RespectTheProcess. We spoke to HazBeats and Tony […]

Māori and Pasifika photographers to showcase at Auckland Festival of Photography

Every year the Auckland Festival of Photography bestows an Auckland-based artist with the opportunity to create new work, which is then later exhibited as part of the festival celebrations. To celebrate its 10th Annual Commission, the AFP has commissioned 3 artists to showcase for the festival, Saynab Muse, Qiane Matata-Sipu (Cook Islands, Te Wai-o-hua, Waikato-Tainui) […]

Samoa Cyber Aufaipese celebrates Samoan independence

Samoa Cyber Aufaipese, the first virtual choir made up of Samoans around the world, have released a new video celebrating Samoa Independence Day, 1 June. Called ‘Independence Project 2020’, the choir sings Le Atua Mamana e: Hymn 352 from the EFKS Hymnbook, arranged by Rev Letupu Faauuga Matautia, and Samoa’s national anthem, Samoa Tula’i, composed […]

Episode 6 – English: Update on COVID-19 for our NZ Pacific Community

For many weeks due to Covid-19 we have had to adapt in the way we communicate and engage with our friends, families, and communities. Our Pacific cultural values and languages have been key in connecting and supporting communities across Aotearoa to keep our families safe and informed. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has united together […]

Porirua health business takes PPE supply into its own hands after delay

Following a delay in delivery of essential personal protective equipment, owners of Pacific Health Plus (PHP) in Cannons Creek, Eastern Porirua, decided to take matters into their own hands. “During lockdown we realised that we did not have sufficient protective gear for our staff based at our primary healthcare centre, Pacific Health Plus in Porirua,” […]

Emily Muli releases brand new single ‘Self-Care’

It seems the Alert Level 4 lockdown was a great opportunity for R&B/Soul singer Emily Muli to create her brand new track Self-Care, a beautifully crafted (and well-timed) reminder for all of us to take better care of ourselves. We spoke to Muli about her latest release.   When did you first become interested in […]

Four Pasifika producers selected for MAP Screen Development

The MAP (Māori Asian Pacific) Screen Development: Producer Training course launched this week, with 12 emerging producers receiving guidance from both local and international industry experts. Created by Ngā Aho Whakaari (Māori in Screen Production), Pan Asian Screen Collective (PASC) and members of the Pasifika screen community, the course aims to see more culturally diverse […]

Meet Cook Islands Māori actor Dominic Ona-Ariki, star of One Lane Bridge

Dominic Ona-Ariki talks about his lead role playing a Cook Islands Māori detective in One Lane Bridge, a Kiwi murder mystery set in rural Queenstown.