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TP+ Projekt Team to launch ‘Ko Au’ in South Auckland

After a productive lockdown, Auckland based street dance collective Projekt Team are back in action with a brand new dance installation. 'Ko Au' (I Am) shares the diverse journeys of nine dancers and will premiere at the Nathan Homestead.

Meet the Vaka siblings sharing the runway in London Pacific Fashion Week 2021

By London Pacific Fashion Week Meet Miss Seta Vaka and her 23-year-old brother Mr Selwyn Vaka both of Tongan descent who call New Zealand home. Both model siblings will be opening the Graduate Student Collection modelling for designers from Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to name a few. They will also be modelling for the LPFW Teaser show hosted at […]

Rapper E.Man champions Gospel Hip Hop in new album ‘Victory’

Aotearoa has an abundance of exceptionally talented Hip Hop artists, but very few ever venture into Gospel territory. Emani Suaesi, AKA E.Man is leading that cause with his brand new album Victory, a compilation of heartfelt, spiritual pese’s that touch the mind and feed the soul. Beginning his musical journey in 2001, E.Man spoke about his […]

Southland’s Cook Islands community conclude language week celebrations

Cook Islands Language Week finishes this weekend with a special closing celebration held in Invercargill. For the city’s small but thriving Cook Islands community, it is one of the biggest events on their Pasifika calendar.

Pasifika trailblazers feature in Remix Magazine’s ‘Unity’ edition

Usually known for their Hollywood A-list celebrity covers and high-fashion editorials, this Spring edition of Remix Magazine aptly brings budding change. Titled ‘UNITY’, Remix Editor Amber Baker says the latest issue of Remix is a real celebration of Aotearoa’s homegrown groundbreakers. “After a number of challenging months in a fast-changing world, we are so excited […]

MUSIC WRAP: check out these tracks from our Pasifika artists

Our Pacific artists have been flexing their creative muscles in recent months. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite tracks released over the past few moons. Check out this list of songs from our Pasifika artists:  DIGGY DUPÉ – CT & T From his highly anticipated album That’s Me, That’s Team, CT&T is one of […]

TP+: South Auckland students march to end inter-school violence

This week a group of South Auckland students gathered at the end of the school day to unite against the inter-school violence plaguing their places of learning.

Samoan choreographer Parris Goebel nominated for Emmy Award

Parris Goebel has been nominated for an Emmy for her choreography on SAVAGE X FENTY. The Kiwi Samoan choreographer said she “cried my eyes out” when she found out the news today. She joins fellow Kiwi Taika Waititi who was also nominated for an Emmy today. Waititi has been nominated for an Emmy for his outstanding character […]

TP+: ASA Foundation and Everybody Eats join forces for delicious fundraiser

South Auckland based charity ASA Foundation has been working to empower and support Samoan senior groups and young women, and support struggling Pacific families during and post Covid-19. They recently teamed up with 'pay-as-you-feel' restaurant Everybody Eats to raise funds for their organisation.