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Samoa creates very first Esports team

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant finding activities to do indoors. For many, gaming is a perfect way to pass the time - not least in the Pacific, which is latching onto the fast-growing phenomenon of competitive gaming. Anauli Karima Fai'ai travelled to Samoa earlier this year to check out the country's very first Esports team.

Tomorrow People collaborate with Pasifika artists for new EP

Their single Fever has spent six weeks on the Hot 20 NZ Singles list, burning up radio request lines and Bluetooth speakers, and is a famous pick for the online #IslandJamChallenge. Now, Tomorrow People have modified their single to create their new EP, Fever – Island Remixes. Tomorrow People are no stranger to reworking their […]

COMING UP: Tagata Pasifika new look lockdown show

This weekend we bring you our first lockdown show. #stayhome #uniteagainstcovid19

Covid-19 lockdown video challenges – Week 1

It’s been just over a week in Alert Level 4 lockdown in New Zealand. Here’s some of our favourite social media lockdown challenges that made us smile in Week 1. DANCE CHALLENGE From police officers to lawyers to rugby players, lockdown’s got a whole lot of people up on their feet. Here’s some moves from […]

ATARAH perform ‘I Smile’ – Kirk Franklin cover

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Samoa cyber aufaipese 2020

Watch ‘Lo’u nu’u e o Samoa’ by SAMOA CYBER AUFAIPESE 2020 – a video made as an international challenge “to be a part of the first ever Samoa online choir”. “To our beautiful Samoan people, wherever in the world you may be, let us all unite as one people, in prayers for our Nation and […]

MUSIC WRAP: The latest singles from our Pasifika artists

As New Zealand’s lockdown continues, some of us may still be looking for different ways to entertain ourselves. So, what better time than now to check out these releases from our talented Pasifika artists?  Here’s seven songs you should add to your ‘Lockdown Playlist’:   JORDAN GAVET – Do Better Her hit single ‘Hesitation’ spent […]

Niu Tide owners optimistic in the face of Covid-19

Across all sectors and industries, the consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak have been felt deeply. Many of our small business owners who have spent months and years building their entrepreneurial dreams have begun to assess how their efforts will be affected in the midst of this. Mahu and Mark Anderson are two Pacific accessory designers […]

TP+ Canterbury Polyfest 2020

High school students from the South Island gathered over the weekend to celebrate Pasifika culture through song and dance. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai was at the Caterbury Polyfest festival in Christchurch.